What does bound mean?

Definitions for bound
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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. The State Department official:

    But the hope is that they'll understand the importance of having a conversation and talking about these things as we agreed in the original Singapore agreement, there's nothing to be gained by not talking. It's only to their benefit. North Korea nuclear reiterated on Tuesday it was no longer bound by commitments to halt nuclear and missile testing, blaming the United States' failure to meet a year-end deadline for nuclear talks and.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Your confession is bound to be your possession sooner or later. Besides, every creation including you is a product of the spoken word of God. Now, that infers you ought to use your mouth positively by professing or confessing positivities/possibilities and not at all negativities nor impossibilities. Listen up, God knows all that you need. But, he expects and demands you to profess them undoubtedly and emphatically over and over again to his hearing or ears until you possess all of them. Yes! even the scripture says in (Psalms 81:10). It says, open up your mouth wide and then he (God) will fill it up with possibilities, realities and goodies. That's just what the scripture says and that evidently indicates, you should use your mouth ceaselessly to confess or profess positivities and possibilities and never negativities or impossibilities. Because, your mouth is equally meant and made for confessing or professing positivities and possibilities and not just only for mere eating or talking. Therefore, come on hence forth dare to seal and solidify your faith with the words of your mouth.

  3. Marquis de Sade:

    If it is the dirty element that gives pleasure to the act of lust, then the dirtier it is, the more pleasurable it is bound to be.

  4. Abraham Lincoln:

    I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed but I am bound to live the best life that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right and part from him when he goes wrong.

  5. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel:

    The essence of the modern state is that the universal be bound up with the complete freedom of its particular members and with private well-being, that thus the interests of family and civil society must concentrate themselves on the state. It is only when both these moments subsist in their strength that the state can be regarded as articulated and genuinely organized.

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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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