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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BOUND, n.
1. A limit; the line which comprehends the whole of any given object or space. It differs from boundary. See the latter. Bound is applied to kingdoms, states,cities, towns, tracts of land, and to territorial jurisdiction.
2. A limit by which any excursion is restrained; the limit of indulgence or desire; as, the love of money knows no bounds.
3. A leap; a spring; a jump; a rebound.
4. In dancing, a spring from one foot to the other.
BOUND, v.t. To limit; to terminate; to fix the furthest point of extension,whether of natural or moral objects, as of land, or empire, or of passion, desire,indulgence. Hence, to restrain or confine; as, to bound our wishes. To bound in is hardly legitimate.
1. To make to bound.
BOUND, v.i. To leap; to jump; to spring; to move forward by leaps.
Before his lord the ready spaniel bounds.
1. To rebound--but the sense is the same.
BOUND, pret. and pp. of bind. As a participle, made fast by a band,or by chains or fetters; obliged by moral ties; confined; restrained.
1. As a participle or perhaps more properly an adj.,destined; tending; going, or intending to go; with to or for; as, a ship is bound to Cadiz, or for Cadiz.
The application of this word,in this use, is taken from the orders given for the government of the voyage,implying obligation, or from tending, stretching. So destined implies being bound.
Bound is used in composition, as in ice-bound, wind-bound, when a ship is confined or prevented from sailing by ice or by contrary winds.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: confined by bonds; "bound and gagged hostages" [ant: unbound]
2: held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union [ant: free]
3: secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form; "bound volumes"; "leather-bound volumes" [ant: unbound]
4: (usually followed by `to') governed by fate; "bound to happen"; "an old house destined to be demolished"; "he is destined to be famous" [syn: bound, destined]
5: covered or wrapped with a bandage; "the bandaged wound on the back of his head"; "an injury bound in fresh gauze" [syn: bandaged, bound]
6: 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" [syn: bound, destined]
7: bound by an oath; "a bound official"
8: bound by contract [syn: apprenticed, articled, bound, indentured]
9: confined in the bowels; "he is bound in the belly" n
1: a line determining the limits of an area [syn: boundary, edge, bound]
2: the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something [syn: boundary, bound, bounds]
3: the greatest possible degree of something; "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability" [syn: limit, bound, boundary]
4: a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards [syn: leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce] v
1: move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?" [syn: jump, leap, bound, spring]
2: form the boundary of; be contiguous to [syn: bound, border]
3: place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends" [syn: restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle]
4: spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide" [syn: bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: Middle English boun, from Old Norse b?inn, past participle of b?a to dwell, prepare; akin to Old High German b?an to dwell more at bower Date: 13th century 1. archaic ready 2. intending to go ; going <bound for home> <college-bound> II. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French bounde, bodne, from Medieval Latin bodina Date: 13th century 1. a. a limiting line ; boundary usually used in plural b. something that limits or restrains <beyond the bounds of decency> 2. usually plural a. borderland b. the land within certain bounds 3. a number greater than or equal to every number in a set (as the range of a function); also a number less than or equal to every number in a set III. past and past participle of bind IV. transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to set limits or bounds to ; confine 2. to form the boundary of ; enclose 3. to name the boundaries of V. adjective Etymology: Middle English bounden, from past participle of binden to bind Date: 14th century 1. placed under legal or moral restraint or obligation ; obliged <duty-bound> 2. a. fastened by or as if by a band ; confined <desk-bound> b. very likely ; sure <bound to rain soon> 3. made costive ; constipated 4. of a book secured to the covers by cords, tapes, or glue 5. determined, resolved 6. held in chemical or physical combination 7. always occurring in combination with another linguistic form <un- in unknown and -er in speaker are bound forms> compare free 11d VI. noun Etymology: Middle French bond, from bondir to leap, from Vulgar Latin *bombitire to hum, from Latin bombus deep hollow sound more at bomb Date: circa 1553 1. leap, jump 2. the action of rebounding ; bounce VII. intransitive verb Date: 1592 1. to move by leaping 2. rebound, bounce

U.S. Military Dictionary

(*) 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.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. v. & n. --v.intr. 1 a spring, leap (bounded out of bed). b walk or run with leaping strides. 2 (of a ball etc.) recoil from a wall or the ground; bounce. --n. 1 a springy movement upwards or outwards; a leap. 2 a bounce. Phrases and idioms: by leaps and bounds see LEAP. Etymology: F bond, bondir (orig. of sound) f. LL bombitare f. L bombus hum 2. n. & v. --n. (usu. in pl.) 1 a limitation; a restriction (beyond the bounds of possibility). 2 a border of a territory; a boundary. --v.tr. 1 (esp. in passive; foll. by by) set bounds to; limit (views bounded by prejudice). 2 be the boundary of. Phrases and idioms: out of bounds 1 outside the part of a school etc. in which one is allowed to be. 2 beyond what is acceptable; forbidden. Etymology: ME f. AF bounde, OF bonde etc., f. med.L bodina, earlier butina, of unkn. orig. 3. adj. 1 (usu. foll. by for) ready to start or having started (bound for stardom). 2 (in comb.) moving in a specified direction (northbound; outward bound). Etymology: ME f. ON búinn past part. of búa get ready: -d euphonic, or partly after BIND(1) 4. past and past part. of BIND. Phrases and idioms: bound to certain to (he's bound to come).

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bind Bind, v. t. [imp. Bound; p. p. Bound, formerly Bounden; p. pr. & vb. n. Binding.] [AS. bindan, perfect tense band, bundon, p. p. bunden; akin to D. & G. binden, Dan. binde, Sw. & Icel. binda, Goth. bindan, Skr. bandh (for bhandh) to bind, cf. Gr. ? (for ?) cable, and L. offendix. [root]90.] 1. To tie, or confine with a cord, band, ligature, chain, etc.; to fetter; to make fast; as, to bind grain in bundles; to bind a prisoner. 2. To confine, restrain, or hold by physical force or influence of any kind; as, attraction binds the planets to the sun; frost binds the earth, or the streams. He bindeth the floods from overflowing. --Job xxviii. 11. Whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years. --Luke xiii. 16. 3. To cover, as with a bandage; to bandage or dress; -- sometimes with up; as, to bind up a wound. 4. To make fast ( a thing) about or upon something, as by tying; to encircle with something; as, to bind a belt about one; to bind a compress upon a part. 5. To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action; as, certain drugs bind the bowels. 6. To protect or strengthen by a band or binding, as the edge of a carpet or garment. 7. To sew or fasten together, and inclose in a cover; as, to bind a book. 8. Fig.: To oblige, restrain, or hold, by authority, law, duty, promise, vow, affection, or other moral tie; as, to bind the conscience; to bind by kindness; bound by affection; commerce binds nations to each other. Who made our laws to bind us, not himself. --Milton. 9. (Law) (a) To bring (any one) under definite legal obligations; esp. under the obligation of a bond or covenant. --Abbott. (b) To place under legal obligation to serve; to indenture; as, to bind an apprentice; -- sometimes with out; as, bound out to service. To bind over, to put under bonds to do something, as to appear at court, to keep the peace, etc. To bind to, to contract; as, to bind one's self to a wife. To bind up in, to cause to be wholly engrossed with; to absorb in. Syn: To fetter; tie; fasten; restrain; restrict; oblige.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bind Bind, v. t. [imp. Bound; p. p. Bound, formerly Bounden; p. pr. & vb. n. Binding.] [AS. bindan, perfect tense band, bundon, p. p. bunden; akin to D. & G. binden, Dan. binde, Sw. & Icel. binda, Goth. bindan, Skr. bandh (for bhandh) to bind, cf. Gr. ? (for ?) cable, and L. offendix. [root]90.] 1. To tie, or confine with a cord, band, ligature, chain, etc.; to fetter; to make fast; as, to bind grain in bundles; to bind a prisoner. 2. To confine, restrain, or hold by physical force or influence of any kind; as, attraction binds the planets to the sun; frost binds the earth, or the streams. He bindeth the floods from overflowing. --Job xxviii. 11. Whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years. --Luke xiii. 16. 3. To cover, as with a bandage; to bandage or dress; -- sometimes with up; as, to bind up a wound. 4. To make fast ( a thing) about or upon something, as by tying; to encircle with something; as, to bind a belt about one; to bind a compress upon a part. 5. To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action; as, certain drugs bind the bowels. 6. To protect or strengthen by a band or binding, as the edge of a carpet or garment. 7. To sew or fasten together, and inclose in a cover; as, to bind a book. 8. Fig.: To oblige, restrain, or hold, by authority, law, duty, promise, vow, affection, or other moral tie; as, to bind the conscience; to bind by kindness; bound by affection; commerce binds nations to each other. Who made our laws to bind us, not himself. --Milton. 9. (Law) (a) To bring (any one) under definite legal obligations; esp. under the obligation of a bond or covenant. --Abbott. (b) To place under legal obligation to serve; to indenture; as, to bind an apprentice; -- sometimes with out; as, bound out to service. To bind over, to put under bonds to do something, as to appear at court, to keep the peace, etc. To bind to, to contract; as, to bind one's self to a wife. To bind up in, to cause to be wholly engrossed with; to absorb in. Syn: To fetter; tie; fasten; restrain; restrict; oblige.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bound Bound, n. 1. A leap; an elastic spring; a jump. A bound of graceful hardihood. --Wordsworth. 2. Rebound; as, the bound of a ball. --Johnson. 3. (Dancing) Spring from one foot to the other.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bound Bound, imp. & p. p. of Bind.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bound Bound, p. p. & a. 1. Restrained by a hand, rope, chain, fetters, or the like. 2. Inclosed in a binding or cover; as, a bound volume. 3. Under legal or moral restraint or obligation. 4. Constrained or compelled; destined; certain; -- followed by the infinitive; as, he is bound to succeed; he is bound to fail. 5. Resolved; as, I am bound to do it. [Collog. U. S.] 6. Constipated; costive. Note: Used also in composition; as, icebound, windbound, hidebound, etc. Bound bailiff (Eng. Law), a sheriff's officer who serves writs, makes arrests, etc. The sheriff being answerable for the bailiff's misdemeanors, the bailiff is usually under bond for the faithful discharge of his trust. Bound up in, entirely devoted to; inseparable from.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bound Bound, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Bounding.] 1. 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. Where full measure only bounds excess. --Milton. Phlegethon . . . Whose fiery flood the burning empire bounds. --Dryden. 2. To name the boundaries of; as, to bound France.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bound Bound, v. i. [F. bondir to leap, OF. bondir, bundir, to leap, resound, fr. L. bombitare to buzz, hum, fr. bombus a humming, buzzing. See Bomb.] 1. 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. Before his lord the ready spaniel bounds. --Pope. And the waves bound beneath me as a steed That knows his rider. --Byron. 2. To rebound, as an elastic ball.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bound Bound, n. [OE. bounde, bunne, OF. bonne, bonde, bodne, F. borne, fr. LL. bodina, bodena, bonna; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. Arm. bonn boundary, limit, and boden, bod, a tuft or cluster of trees, by which a boundary or limit could be marked. Cf. Bourne.] 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. He hath compassed the waters with bounds. --Job xxvi. 10. On earth's remotest bounds. --Campbell. And mete the bounds of hate and love. --Tennyson. To keep within bounds, not to exceed or pass beyond assigned limits; to act with propriety or discretion. Syn: See Boundary.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bound Bound, v. t. 1. To make to bound or leap; as, to bound a horse. [R.] --Shak. 2. To cause to rebound; to throw so that it will rebound; as, to bound a ball on the floor. [Collog.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bound Bound, a. [Past p. of OE. bounen to prepare, fr. boun ready, prepared, fr. Icel. b[=u]inn, p. p. of b[=u]a to dwell, prepare; akin to E. boor and bower. See Bond, a., and cf. Busk, v.] 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. ``The mariner bound homeward.'' --Cowper.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

I. BE BOUND Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. Bound is the past tense and past participle of bind. 2. If you say that something is bound to happen, you mean that you are sure it will happen, because it is a natural consequence of something that is already known or exists. There are bound to be price increases next year... If you are topless in a public place, this sort of thing is bound to happen. PHRASE 3. If you say that something is bound to happen or be true, you feel confident and certain of it, although you have no definite knowledge or evidence. (SPOKEN) I'll show it to Benjamin. He's bound to know... We'll have more than one child, and one of them's bound to be a boy. PHRASE 4. If one person, thing, or situation is bound to another, they are closely associated with each other, and it is difficult for them to be separated or to escape from each other. We are as tightly bound to the people we dislike as to the people we love... ADJ: v-link ADJ to n 5. If a vehicle or person is bound for a particular place, they are travelling towards it. The ship was bound for Italy. ...a Russian plane bound for Berlin. ADJ: v-link ADJ for n Bound is also a combining form. ...a Texas-bound oil freighter. ...homeward-bound commuters. COMB in ADJ 6. If something is bound up in a particular form or place, it is fixed in that form or contained in that place. The manager of a company does not like having a large chunk of his wealth bound up in its shares... = tied up in PHRASE: PHR n 7. If one thing is bound up with or in another, they are closely connected with each other, and it is difficult to consider the two things separately. My fate was bound up with hers... Their interests were completely bound up in their careers. = tied up with PHRASE: PHR n, usu v-link PHR 8. see also bind over II. OTHER USES (bounds, bounding, bounded) Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. Bounds are limits which normally restrict what can happen or what people can do. Changes in temperature occur slowly and are constrained within relatively tight bounds. ...a forceful personality willing to go beyond the bounds of convention. ...the bounds of good taste. N-PLURAL: usu within/beyond N 2. If an area of land is bounded by something, that thing is situated around its edge. Kirgizia is bounded by Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. ...the trees that bounded the car park. ...the park, bounded by two busy main roads and a huge housing estate. VERB: be V-ed by n, V n, V-ed 3. If someone's life or situation is bounded by certain things, those are its most important aspects and it is limited or restricted by them. Our lives are bounded by work, family and television. V-PASSIVE: be V-ed by n 4. If a person or animal bounds in a particular direction, they move quickly with large steps or jumps. He bounded up the steps and pushed the bell of the door... = leap VERB: V prep/adv 5. A bound is a long or high jump. (LITERARY) With one bound Jack was free. N-COUNT: usu sing 6. If the quantity or performance of something bounds ahead, it increases or improves quickly and suddenly. The shares bounded ahead a further 11p to 311p... VERB: V adv 7. If you say that a feeling or quality knows no bounds, you are emphasizing that it is very strong or intense. The passion of Argentinian football fans knows no bounds. PHRASE: V inflects [emphasis] 8. If a place is out of bounds, people are not allowed to go there. For the last few days the area has been out of bounds to foreign journalists. PHRASE: v-link PHR, PHR after v, oft PHR to n 9. If something is out of bounds, people are not allowed to do it, use it, see it, or know about it. American parents may soon be able to rule violent TV programmes out of bounds. PHRASE: v-link PHR, PHR after v 10. leaps and bounds: see leap

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

See BIND.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. 1. Limit, bourn, border, confine. See boundary. 2. Leap, jump, spring, bounce. II. v. a. Limit, border, terminate, circumscribe. III. v. n. 1. Jump, leap, spring. 2. Rebound, spring back. IV. a. [Followed by to or for.] Destined, tending, going, on the way.

Moby Thesaurus

Highland fling, absolute, adjoin, affianced, affiliate, affiliated, allied, and jump, apodictic, apprenticed, articled, assembled, associate, associated, assured, backfire, backlash, backlashing, banded together, barred, befringe, beholden, beholden to, beleaguer, beleaguered, beset, besiege, besieged, betrothed, bind, blockade, blockaded, blocked, booked, boomerang, border, border line, borders, bounce, bounce back, bound and determined, bound back, boundary, boundary condition, boundary line, bounded, bounden, bounden to, bounds, bourn, box in, bracketed, break boundary, breakoff point, broad jump, buck, buckjump, cabined, cage, caged, cannon, cannon off, canter, caper, capriole, carom, ceiling, certain, chamber, choked, choked up, circle in, circumscribe, circumscription, clear, clear and distinct, clear as day, clogged, clogged up, cloistered, close in, closed-in, collateral, collected, committed, compass, compelled, compromised, conclusive, condition, conditioned, confine, confined, confines, congested, conjoined, conjugate, connected, constipated, constrained, contain, contracted, contrecoup, coop, coop in, coop up, cooped, copulate, copyright, copyrighted, cordon, cordon off, cordoned, cordoned off, corral, corralled, correlated, costive, coupled, cramped, cribbed, curvet, cutoff, cutoff point, deadline, decided, decisive, dedicated, define, definite, delimit, delimitate, delimitation, demarcate, demivolt, destined, determinant, determinate, determine, determined, devoted, directed, discipline, disciplined, divide, division line, doomed, draw the line, duty-bound, earnest, edge, encircle, enclose, enclosed, encompass, end, enframe, engaged, enshrine, enslaved, extent, extremity, fast, fastened, fated, fence in, fenced, fettered, finish, finite, fix, fixed, floor, fly back, flying jump, forced, foul, fouled, fox-trot, frame, fringe, frolic, frontier, full, galliard, gallop, gambol, gathered, gelandesprung, get, git, grand jete, guaranteed, hampered, hand-in-glove, hand-in-hand, handcuffed, handspring, have repercussions, headed, hedge, hedge about, hedge in, hedged, hem, hem in, hemmed, high jump, high-water mark, hightail, hippety-hop, hop, hop along, hotfoot, house in, hurdle, immured, implicated, impound, imprison, imprisoned, in bonds, in chains, in duty bound, in irons, incarcerate, incarcerated, include, incorporated, indebted to, indentured, ineluctable, inevitable, infarcted, integrated, intended, interface, interlinked, interlocked, interrelated, intimate, involved, ironbound, jail, jailed, jammed, jete, jig, joined, jump, jump over, jump shot, jump turn, jump-hop, jump-off, kennel, kick, kick back, kickback, knotted, lap, lash back, lavolta, lay off, leagued, leaguer, leaguered, leap, leap over, leapfrog, likely, limen, limit, limitation, limited, limiting factor, limits, line, line of demarcation, linked, list, long jump, lop, lope, low-water mark, lower limit, make tracks, manacled, march, marge, margin, marginate, mark, mark boundaries, mark off, mark out, mark the periphery, matched, mated, measure, merged, mete, mew, mew up, mewed, moderate, moderated, morris, narrow, necessary, negotiate, obligate, obligated, obliged, obliged to, obstinate, obstipated, obstructed, of that ilk, of that kind, overjump, overleap, overskip, packed, paired, paled, parallel, patent, patented, pen, pen in, penned, pent-up, perfectly sure, persevering, persistent, pledged, plighted, plugged, plugged up, pocket, pole vault, positive, pounce, pounce on, pounce upon, precincts, predestined, predetermined, prescribed, promised, proscribed, purfle, purl, purlieus, purposeful, qualified, qualify, quarantine, quarantined, rail in, railed, rebound, rebuff, recalcitrate, recalcitration, recoil, register, related, relentless, repercuss, repercussion, repulse, required, resile, resilience, resolute, resolved, restrain, restrained, restrict, restricted, ricochet, rim, romp, rope off, run, running broad jump, running high jump, saddled, saut de basque, scant, scheduled, secured, separate, serious, set off, set the limit, shackled, shrine, shut in, shut up, shut-in, side, sincere, single-minded, ski jump, skip, skirt, snap back, specialize, specify, spliced, spring, spring back, sprint, stable, stake out, start, start aside, start up, starting line, starting point, steeplechase, step, step along, step lively, stint, stopped, stopped up, strait, straiten, straitened, strapped, stuffed, stuffed up, sure, sure-enough, surround, sworn, target date, tenacious, term, terminal date, terminus, tethered, threshold, tied, tied down, tied up, time allotment, tour jete, trammeled, trim, trip, trot, true, twinned, unambiguous, under obligation, underwritten, undivided, unequivocal, united, univocal, unmistakable, updive, upleap, upper limit, upspring, vault, verge, wall in, walled, walled-in, warranted, wed, wedded, wholehearted, wrap, yard, yard up, yoked



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