What does bound mean?

Definitions for bound
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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"

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.

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. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani:

    What we have emphasized and agreed is that we are strategic partners. We are bound by common interests and will act together to ensure both the safety of United States and the safety of Afghanistan. That is the important consideration. Numbers are a means; they are not an end in themselves.

  2. Thomas Aquinas:

    Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.

  3. Takeshi Onaga:

    I strongly call on the government to not be bound by stubborn concerns and to change their policies to lighten our burden.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Anyone who works/lives just to make both ends meet emerges/ends up nothing else but only a money bag. But, anyone who works/lives towards satisfying other people's needs as much/long as he or she can is bound to end up a philantropist/a legend e.g. Mother Theresa, George Soros, Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie among others. Now, that infers, you shouldn't work/live just/only to make both ends meet.

  5. John Milton:

    When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered, and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty obtained that wise men look for.

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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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