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bounds

noun (1)
plural of bound

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(Entry 1 of 4)

1 a real or imaginary point beyond which a person or thing cannot go
  • the language in the novel really is beyond the bounds of decency

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2 the line or relatively narrow space that marks the outer limit of something
  • colored outside the bounds of the drawing

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bounds

noun (2)
plural of bound

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an act of leaping into the air
  • the kangaroo took one giant bound and was gone

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bounds

verb (1)
present tense third-person singular of bound

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1 to mark the limits of
  • the country is bounded by water on two sides

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2 to serve as a border for
  • being bounded on all sides by the Alps has helped Switzerland maintain its neutrality

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bounds

verb (2)
present tense third-person singular of bound

Synonyms & Antonyms of bounds (Entry 4 of 4)

1 to move with a light springing step
  • the child giggled and bounded off to play with her friends

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2 to propel oneself upward or forward into the air
  • a rabbit bounded down the garden path

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“Bounds.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bounds. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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