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Definition of Bound

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • To name the boundaries of; as, to bound France.
  • 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.
  • To rebound, as an elastic ball.
  • To make to bound or leap; as, to bound a horse.
  • To cause to rebound; to throw so that it will rebound; as, to bound a ball on the floor.
  • A leap; an elastic spring; a jump.
  • Rebound; as, the bound of a ball.
  • Spring from one foot to the other.
  • imp. & p. p. of Bind.
  • Restrained by a hand, rope, chain, fetters, or the like.
  • Inclosed in a binding or cover; as, a bound volume.
  • Under legal or moral restraint or obligation.
  • Constrained or compelled; destined; certain; -- followed by the infinitive; as, he is bound to succeed; he is bound to fail.
  • Resolved; as, I am bound to do it.
  • Constipated; costive.
  • 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.
  • a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
  • the greatest possible degree of something
  • the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
  • a line determining the limits of an area
  • place limits on (extent or amount or access)
  • spring back; spring away from an impact
  • move forward by leaps and bounds
  • form the boundary of; be contiguous to
  • confined by bonds
  • secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form
  • held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union

How to use bound in a sentence. Bound pronunciation.

Yonder a camel-driver squatted and counted his earnings; and a sheepdealer haggled with the owner of a ghiassa bound for the sands of the North.
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It may only be used on or associated in any way with an electronic work by people who agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement.
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When the pistols were emptied, the stranger resumed his work (mending a whip-lash), and Mr. Harris rode by with a polite nod, homeward bound, with a bullet through one of his lungs, and several in his hips; and from them issued little rivulets of blood that coursed down the horse's sides and made the animal look quite picturesque.
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The greyhound lay panting in her lap, and held up its broken paw, which she had carefully bound up in the morning when she had first sat down to rest, with a strip of stuff that she had torn with the help of her teeth from her under-garment.
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She now bound it up afresh, and nursed the little creature, caressing it like an infant.
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And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin.
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He fully realised the difficulties of his task, and the opposition he was bound to encounter.
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From the loins of the father-a man of tremendous force of character, all turned hellward, for he is a selfish, sensual beast-proceed three sons, men of powerful individualities, bound together by fraternal affection.
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Not only do the early novels indicate the direction that Tolstoi's whole life was bound to assume, but his diary and letters show the same thing.
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The mother in bed, with her head bound to mitigate its pain, revealed the story of her sufferings, and the good lady soon learned their entire destitution.
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Meeting a policeman, he asked him if there had any families moved in the bounds of his beat during the week.
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As he entered the room of the widow, she handed him an order from the court of trustees, under which he was bound to pay up _the five hundred thalers on Thursday_, and, continued the lady, before the poor man had time to utter a word, "I would earnestly entreat you to pay the other three hundred thalers early on Saturday to me, for there are accounts constantly pouring in on me, and the funeral expenses," here her voice faltered.
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An account of them was subsequently published in the _Christian_: "In 1839 I was a sailor on board the brig Pandora, Captain G-, bound from Savannah to Boston, with a cargo of cotton.
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So we went plowing past the sterns of steamboats and getting closer and closer-the crash was bound to come very soon-and still that hat never budged; for alas, the captain was napping in the texas....
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Nancy pointed out to sea, and asked where the steamer just passing might be bound for.
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It moved him somewhat, but would have moved him more, had he not been legally bound to the writer.
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It happened that this story was concerned with the fortunes of a young woman who, after many an affliction sore, discovered with notable suddenness the path to fame, lucre, and the husband of her heart: she became at a bound a successful novelist.
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If ever you prefer to forget that we are legally bound, I shall be no obstacle.
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Robinson, as in duty bound, followed.
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These he believed fetters which bound the feeble, but which the strong could use.
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Examples of Bound

Example #1
The curious came about him and looked at him, but he did not see or hear.
Example #2
Here sat a seller of sugar cane; there wandered, clanking his brasses, a merchant of sweet waters; there shouted a cheap-jack of the Nile the virtues of a knife from Sheffield.
Example #3
Nearly all the individual works in the collection are in the public domain in the United States.
Example #4
The copyright laws of the place where you are located also govern what you can do with this work.
Example #5
Then he rode over and began to rebuke the stranger with a six-shooter, and the stranger began to explain with another.
Example #6
The rest of Carson City was pretty scattering.