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bound

bound - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bound

Definition
(noun) a line determining the limits of an area
Synonyms : boundary , edge

Definition
(noun) the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
Synonyms : boundary , bounds

Definition
(noun) the greatest possible degree of something
Synonyms : boundary , limit
Example Sentence
  • what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior
  • to the limit of his ability

Definition
(noun) a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
Synonyms : bounce , leap , leaping , saltation , spring

Definition
(verb) move forward by leaps and bounds
Synonyms : jump , leap , spring
Example Sentence
  • The horse bounded across the meadow
  • The child leapt across the puddle
  • Can you jump over the fence?

Definition
(verb) form the boundary of; be contiguous to
Synonyms : border

Definition
(verb) place limits on (extent or access)
Example Sentence
  • restrict the use of this parking lot
  • limit the time you can spend with your friends

Definition
(verb) spring back; spring away from an impact
Example Sentence
  • The rubber ball bounced
  • These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide

Definition
(adj) confined by bonds
Example Sentence
  • bound and gagged hostages

Definition
(adj) held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union
Definition
(adj) secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form
Example Sentence
  • bound volumes
  • leather-bound volumes

Definition
(adj) (usually followed by `to') governed by fate
Synonyms : destined
Example Sentence
  • bound to happen
  • an old house destined to be demolished
  • he is destined to be famous

Definition
(adj) covered or wrapped with a bandage
Synonyms : bandaged
Example Sentence
  • the bandaged wound on the back of his head
  • an injury bound in fresh gauze

Definition
(adj) headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in `college-bound students'
Synonyms : destined
Example Sentence
  • children bound for school
  • a flight destined for New York

Definition
(adj) bound by an oath
Example Sentence
  • a bound official

Definition
(adj) bound by contract
Definition
(adj) confined in the bowels
Example Sentence
  • he is bound in the belly

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bound

when u r bounded by something, u wud want to LEAP(or jump) out of it.
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by ChandruBS

if we through a ball to the wall it rebound i.e. it JUMPS back
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by sudhanshu9115

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