What does BOUND mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boundary, edge, boundnoun

    a line determining the limits of an area

  2. boundary, bound, boundsnoun

    the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

  3. limit, bound, boundarynoun

    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, bounceadjective

    a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

  5. boundadjective

    confined by bonds

    "bound and gagged hostages"

  6. boundadjective

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

  7. boundadjective

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

    "bound volumes"; "leather-bound volumes"

  8. bound(p), destinedadjective

    (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, boundadjective

    covered or wrapped with a bandage

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

  10. bound, destinedadjective

    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. boundadjective

    bound by an oath

    "a bound official"

  12. apprenticed, articled, bound, indenturedadjective

    bound by contract

  13. bound(p)verb

    confined in the bowels

    "he is bound in the belly"

  14. jump, leap, bound, springverb

    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, borderverb

    form the boundary of; be contiguous to

  16. restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttleverb

    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, ricochetverb

    spring back; spring away from an impact

    "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bound

    of Bind

  2. Bound

    of Bind

  3. Boundnoun

    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. Boundverb

    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. Boundverb

    to name the boundaries of; as, to bound France

  6. Boundverb

    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. Boundverb

    to rebound, as an elastic ball

  8. Boundverb

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

  9. Boundverb

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

  10. Boundnoun

    a leap; an elastic spring; a jump

  11. Boundnoun

    rebound; as, the bound of a ball

  12. Boundnoun

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bound

    bownd, pa.t. and pa.p. of Bind, confined, bandaged: intimately connected with—'bound up in:' of books, having a cover of, as 'bound in morocco,' &c. (with in): under obligation or necessity to, as 'bound to win.'—n. Bound′-bail′iff, a sheriff's officer, so called from his bond given to the sheriff for the discharge of his duty.

  2. Bound

    bownd, n. a limit or boundary: the limit of anything, as patience—'to break bounds,' to go beyond what is reasonable or allowable: (pl.) a border-land, land generally within certain understood limits, the district.—v.t. to set bounds to: to limit, restrain, or surround.—n. Bound′ary, a visible limit: border: termination.—p.adj. Bound′ed, restricted, cramped.—n. Bound′er, a boisterous or overbearing person.—adj. Bound′less, having no limit: vast.—n. Bound′lessness. [O. Fr. bonne—Low L. bodina, of doubtful origin; cf. Bret. bonn, a boundary.]

  3. Bound

    bownd, v.i. to spring or leap.—n. a spring or leap.—p.adj. Bound′ing, moving forward with a bound: leaping.—By leaps and bounds, by startlingly rapid stages. [Fr. bondir, to spring, in O. Fr. to resound—L. bombitāre. See Boom, the sound.]

  4. Bound

    bownd, adj. ready to go—as in 'outward bound,' &c. [Ice. búinn, pa.p of búa, to prepare.]

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bound

    Destined for a particular service. Intended voyage to a place.--Ice-bound. Totally surrounded with ice.--Tide-bound, or be-neaped. (See NEAPED.)--Wind-bound. Prevented from sailing by contrary wind.--Where are you bound to?--i.e. To what place are you going?--Bound on a cruise. A corruption of the old word bowne, which is still in use on the northern coasts, and means to make ready, to prepare.

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BOUND in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BOUND in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of BOUND in a Sentence

  1. Victor Cha:

    An early indication of a downward turn in the state of affairs would be North Korean statements that they are no longer bound by their testing moratorium.

  2. Barbara Hendricks:

    It's about adhering to goals to which Germany is internationally bound.

  3. John MacIntosh:

    I took the oath of allegiance proudly and ... registered to vote the same day, having taken that oath, I now feel duty-bound to join the political fight to uphold it. We need every vote and every sensible voice -- on the left and the right -- to get the nation and our world back on track.

  4. Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas:

    We cannot rule out that this cocaine was bound for organized criminals in Central America and Mexico, with the United States and Europe as a final destination.

  5. Harlan F. Stone:

    If a juror feels that the statute involved in any criminal offence is unfair, or that it infringes upon the defendant's natural god-given unalienable or constitutional rights, then it is his duty to affirm that the offending statute is really no law at all and that the violation of it is no crime at all, for no one is bound to obey an unjust law.

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Translations for BOUND

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  • مقيدArabic
  • граница, скок, предел, ограничавам, скачам, обвързан, задължен, готов, готов да, свързан, решен, на път заBulgarian
  • límitCatalan, Valencian
  • begrænsetDanish
  • umgrenzen, Abgrenzung, Sprung, Grenze, bereit, Schranke, begrenzenGerman
  • άλμαGreek
  • límite, limitarSpanish
  • tõkestamaEstonian
  • jauzi, saltoBasque
  • کرانPersian
  • sidottu, raja-arvo, loikka, reunustaa, hyppiä, hypähdellä, raja, hyppyFinnish
  • borne, saut, limite, tenu, obligé, frontière, bond, délimiter, bondir, entourer, sauterFrench
  • leumScottish Gaelic
  • सीमाHindi
  • սահմանArmenian
  • costretto, diretto, confinato, portato, incamminato, tenuto, indirizzato, obbligato, destinato, frontiera, salto, confinare, balzare, accerchiare, confine, balzo, limite, delimitareItalian
  • כבולHebrew
  • 界, 行き, 向かうJapanese
  • limiet, begrenzen, springen, gehouden, bereid, geacht, bestemd, grens, omringen, sprongDutch
  • granicaPolish
  • obligatRomanian
  • обязанный, должный, направляться, лимит, предел, скачок, скакать, непременный, связанный, готовый, граница, прыжок, рубеж, ограничивать, прыгатьRussian
  • gränsa till, skutta, gräns, hopp, skuttSwedish
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