Definitions for boundbaʊnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

boundbaʊnd(v.)

  1. Ref: pt. and pp. of bind.

  2. (adj.)tied; in bonds:

    a bound prisoner.

  3. confined to or by something:

    bound to one's desk.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. made fast as if by a band or bond.

  5. secured within a cover, as a book.

  6. under a legal or moral obligation.

    Category: Law

  7. destined or certain:

    It is bound to happen.

  8. determined:

    He is bound to go.

  9. constipated.

    Category: Pathology

  10. held with another element or material in chemical or physical union.

    Category: Chemistry, Physics

  11. (of a linguistic form) occurring only in combination with other forms, never by itself, as most affixes: The -edin seated is a bound form.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

    Ref: Compare free (def. 31). 35

  12. (of a variable in logic) occurring within the scope of a quantifier.

    Category: Philosphy

    Ref: Compare free (def. 28). 50

bound′ness(n.)

boundbaʊnd(v.)

  1. to move by leaps; spring.

  2. to rebound; bounce.

  3. (n.)a leap onward or upward; jump.

  4. a rebound; bounce.

Origin of bound:

1545–55; < MF bond a leap, bondir to leap

bound′ing•ly(adv.)

boundbaʊnd(n.)

  1. Usu., bounds. limit or boundary:

    within the bounds of reason.

  2. something that limits, confines, or restrains.

  3. bounds, territories on or near a boundary. land within boundary lines.

  4. a number greater than or equal to, or less than or equal to, all the numbers in a given set:

    greatest lower bound.

    Category: Math

  5. (v.t.)to limit by or as if by bounds.

  6. to form the boundary or limit of.

  7. to name or list the boundaries of.

  8. (v.i.)to abut.

Idioms for bound:

  1. out of bounds, beyond the official boundaries, prescribed limits, or restricted area. forbidden; prohibited.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of bound:

1175–1225; ME bounde < AF; OF bone, bonde, var. of bodne < ML budina, of uncert. orig.; cf. bourn2

bound′a•ble(adj.)

boundbaʊnd(adj.)

  1. going or intending to go; destined (usu. fol. by for):

    The train is bound for Denver.

  2. Archaic. prepared; ready.

Origin of bound:

1150–1200; ME b(o)un ready < ON būinn, ptp. of būa to get ready

-bound

  1. a combining form of bound1:

    snowbound.

    Category: Affix

-bound

  1. a combining form of bound4:

    eastbound.

    Category: Affix

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boundary, edge, bound(noun)

    a line determining the limits of an area

  2. boundary, bound, bounds(noun)

    the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

  3. 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"

  4. leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce(adj)

    a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

  5. bound(adj)

    confined by bonds

    "bound and gagged hostages"

  6. bound(adj)

    held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union

  7. bound(adj)

    secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form

    "bound volumes"; "leather-bound volumes"

  8. bound(p), destined(adj)

    (usually followed by `to') governed by fate

    "bound to happen"; "an old house destined to be demolished"; "he is destined to be famous"

  9. bandaged, bound(adj)

    covered or wrapped with a bandage

    "the bandaged wound on the back of his head"; "an injury bound in fresh gauze"

  10. bound, destined(adj)

    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"

  11. bound(adj)

    bound by an oath

    "a bound official"

  12. apprenticed, articled, bound, indentured(adj)

    bound by contract

  13. bound(p)(verb)

    confined in the bowels

    "he is bound in the belly"

  14. 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?"

  15. bound, border(verb)

    form the boundary of; be contiguous to

  16. 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"

  17. 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

  1. bound(adjective)ʊnd

    almost certain to

    a disaster that was bound to happen

  2. boundʊnd

    obligated or forced to

    bound by tradition; morally bound to help

  3. boundʊnd

    on the way to

    a flight bound for Europe

  4. bound(verb)ʊnd

    to leap or run with large steps

    bounding across the room

  5. bound(noun)ʊnd

    a long jump; = leap

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bound

    of Bind

  2. Bound

    of Bind

  3. Bound(noun)

    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

  4. Bound(verb)

    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

  5. Bound(verb)

    to name the boundaries of; as, to bound France

  6. Bound(verb)

    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

  7. Bound(verb)

    to rebound, as an elastic ball

  8. Bound(verb)

    to make to bound or leap; as, to bound a horse

  9. Bound(verb)

    to cause to rebound; to throw so that it will rebound; as, to bound a ball on the floor

  10. Bound(noun)

    a leap; an elastic spring; a jump

  11. Bound(noun)

    rebound; as, the bound of a ball

  12. Bound(noun)

    spring from one foot to the other

  13. Bound

    imp. & p. p. of Bind

  14. Bound

    restrained by a hand, rope, chain, fetters, or the like

  15. Bound

    inclosed in a binding or cover; as, a bound volume

  16. Bound

    under legal or moral restraint or obligation

  17. Bound

    constrained or compelled; destined; certain; -- followed by the infinitive; as, he is bound to succeed; he is bound to fail

  18. Bound

    resolved; as, I am bound to do it

  19. Bound

    constipated; costive

  20. Bound

    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

Freebase

  1. Bound

    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. bound

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bound' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2246

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bound' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2205

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bound' in Verbs Frequency: #654


Translations for bound

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

bound(noun)

(usually in plural) limits of some kind

beyond the bounds of coincidence.

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