un·​bound | \ ˌən-ˈbau̇nd How to pronounce unbound (audio) \

Definition of unbound

: not bound: such as
a(1) : not fastened
(2) : not confined
b : not having the leaves fastened together an unbound book
c : not bound together with other issues unbound periodicals
d : not held in chemical or physical combination

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He dresses however he likes and feels unbound by convention. a test to determine the amount of unbound iron in the blood
Recent Examples on the Web And its recording assembles about 200 voices — groups from the University of Michigan, Kaufman Music Center and Wayne State University — unbound by tempo but joined in a kind of mass expression of public consciousness. Washington Post, "Scattered and silenced by the pandemic, choral groups are trying to find their voice," 6 Nov. 2020 The genetic data confirms what researchers long suspected from historical and archaeological evidence, which paints a picture of Vikings as a diverse group unbound by nation or ethnicity. Erin Blakemore, National Geographic, "Scientists raid DNA to explore Vikings’ genetic roots," 16 Sep. 2020 This project embodies unbound innovation and creativity, and this opening will be the first step towards something truly magical. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "A Space-like Immersive Art Experience Is Opening in Las Vegas," 2 Sep. 2020 In America, the hangman's noose has come to symbolize a deplorable act of brutality, along with unbound fear and hatred towards African Americans. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "Why the noose is such a potent symbol of hate," 23 June 2020 In response, the minister of health, Luiz Mandetta, has played the role of an unbound Anthony Fauci, backing governors who ordered closures in their states. Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker, "The Global Struggle to Control the Coronavirus," 19 Apr. 2020 Cinderella unbound, per her previews—and her ultimate singlehood was a celebration. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "It's 2020—Why Is 'The Bachelor' Franchise Still Shaming People for Sexual Agency?," 2 Mar. 2020 Aside from appearing unbound and ebullient on the campaign trail, Mr. Trump also used the trip as an opportunity to take on some favorite targets, casting doubt on assorted institutions at every turn. Katie Rogers, New York Times, "Trump Dismisses Warning of Russian 2020 Meddling as a Democratic ‘Hoax’," 21 Feb. 2020 Besides, Trump is unbound by presidential norms, the AWS representative says. Morgan Enos, Fortune, "Can Amazon convince a federal court to depose Trump over a $10 billion Pentagon contract?," 12 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of unbound

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unbound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbound. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unbound

: not controlled or influenced by something
: not tied together with something (such as string or rope)
: not having a cover or binding

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