Definitions for boundbaʊnd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ref: pt. and pp. of bind.
(adj.)tied; in bonds:
a bound prisoner.
confined to or by something:
bound to one's desk.
Category: Common Vocabulary
made fast as if by a band or bond.
secured within a cover, as a book.
under a legal or moral obligation.
destined or certain:
It is bound to happen.
He is bound to go.
held with another element or material in chemical or physical union.
Category: Chemistry, Physics
(of a linguistic form) occurring only in combination with other forms, never by itself, as most affixes: The -edin seated is a bound form.
Ref: Compare free (def. 31). 35
(of a variable in logic) occurring within the scope of a quantifier.
Ref: Compare free (def. 28). 50
to move by leaps; spring.
to rebound; bounce.
(n.)a leap onward or upward; jump.
a rebound; bounce.
Origin of bound:
1545–55; < MF bond a leap, bondir to leap
Usu., bounds. limit or boundary:
within the bounds of reason.
something that limits, confines, or restrains.
bounds, territories on or near a boundary. land within boundary lines.
a number greater than or equal to, or less than or equal to, all the numbers in a given set:
greatest lower bound.
(v.t.)to limit by or as if by bounds.
to form the boundary or limit of.
to name or list the boundaries of.
Idioms for bound:
out of bounds, beyond the official boundaries, prescribed limits, or restricted area. forbidden; prohibited.
Origin of bound:
1175–1225; ME bounde < AF; OF bone, bonde, var. of bodne < ML budina, of uncert. orig.; cf. bourn2
going or intending to go; destined (usu. fol. by for):
The train is bound for Denver.
Archaic. prepared; ready.
Origin of bound:
1150–1200; ME b(o)un ready < ON būinn, ptp. of būa to get ready
a combining form of bound1:
a combining form of bound4:
boundary, edge, bound(noun)
a line determining the limits of an area
boundary, bound, bounds(noun)
the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
limit, bound, boundary(noun)
the greatest possible degree of something
"what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability"
leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce(adj)
a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
confined by bonds
"bound and gagged hostages"
held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union
secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form
"bound volumes"; "leather-bound volumes"
(usually followed by `to') governed by fate
"bound to happen"; "an old house destined to be demolished"; "he is destined to be famous"
covered or wrapped with a bandage
"the bandaged wound on the back of his head"; "an injury bound in fresh gauze"
headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in `college-bound students'
"children bound for school"; "a flight destined for New York"
bound by an oath
"a bound official"
apprenticed, articled, bound, indentured(adj)
bound by contract
confined in the bowels
"he is bound in the belly"
jump, leap, bound, spring(verb)
move forward by leaps and bounds
"The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"
form the boundary of; be contiguous to
restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle(verb)
place limits on (extent or access)
"restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet(verb)
spring back; spring away from an impact
"The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
almost certain to
a disaster that was bound to happen
obligated or forced to
bound by tradition; morally bound to help
on the way to
a flight bound for Europe
to leap or run with large steps
bounding across the room
a long jump; = leap
the external or limiting line, either real or imaginary, of any object or space; that which limits or restrains, or within which something is limited or restrained; limit; confine; extent; boundary
to limit; to terminate; to fix the furthest point of extension of; -- said of natural or of moral objects; to lie along, or form, a boundary of; to inclose; to circumscribe; to restrain; to confine
to name the boundaries of; as, to bound France
to move with a sudden spring or leap, or with a succession of springs or leaps; as the beast bounded from his den; the herd bounded across the plain
to rebound, as an elastic ball
to make to bound or leap; as, to bound a horse
to cause to rebound; to throw so that it will rebound; as, to bound a ball on the floor
a leap; an elastic spring; a jump
rebound; as, the bound of a ball
spring from one foot to the other
imp. & p. p. of Bind
restrained by a hand, rope, chain, fetters, or the like
inclosed in a binding or cover; as, a bound volume
under legal or moral restraint or obligation
constrained or compelled; destined; certain; -- followed by the infinitive; as, he is bound to succeed; he is bound to fail
resolved; as, I am bound to do it
ready or intending to go; on the way toward; going; -- with to or for, or with an adverb of motion; as, a ship is bound to Cadiz, or for Cadiz
Bound is a 1996 American neo-noir crime thriller film written and directed by The Wachowski Brothers. Violet, who longs to escape her relationship with her mafioso boyfriend Caesar, enters into a clandestine affair with alluring ex-con Corky, and the two women hatch a scheme to steal $2 million of mafia money. Bound was the first film directed by the Wachowskis, and they took inspiration from Billy Wilder to tell a noir story filled with sex and violence. Financed by Dino De Laurentiis, the film was made on a tight budget with the help of frugal crew members including cinematographer Bill Pope. The directors initially struggled to cast the lesbian characters of Violet and Corky before securing Tilly and Gershon. To choreograph the sex scenes, the directors employed 'sex educator' Susie Bright, who has a bit part in the film. Bound received positive reviews from film critics who praised the humor and style of the directors as well as the realistic portrayal of a lesbian relationship in a mainstream film. Detractors of the film criticized the excessive violence and superficiality of the plot. The film won several festival awards.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. In land warfare, a single movement, usually from cover to cover, made by troops often under enemy fire. 2. (DOD only) Distance covered in one movement by a unit that is advancing by bounds.
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Translations for bound
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(usually in plural) limits of some kind
beyond the bounds of coincidence.
- حُدود، نِطاقArabic
- limitesPortuguese (BR)
- die GrenzeGerman
- robeža; ierobežojumsLatvian
- предел, ограничениеRussian
- sınır, hudut, limitTurkish
- 範圍Chinese (Trad.)
- حدو ، پابندیانUrdu
- giới hạnVietnamese
- 范围Chinese (Simp.)
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