bound bound  /ˈbaʊnd/


  1. (n) a line determining the limits of an area
  2. (n) the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
  3. (n) the greatest possible degree of something
  4. (n) a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
  5. (v) move forward by leaps and bounds
  6. (v) form the boundary of; be contiguous to
  7. (v) place limits on (extent or access)
  8. (v) spring back; spring away from an impact
  9. (adj) confined by bonds
  10. (adj) held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union
  11. (adj) secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form
  12. (adj) (usually followed by `to') governed by fate
  13. (adj) covered or wrapped with a bandage
  14. (adj) headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in `college-bound students'
  15. (adj) bound by an oath
  16. (adj) bound by contract
  17. (adj) confined in the bowels
  18. (n) something that hinders as if with bonds
  19. (v) stick to firmly
  20. (v) create social or emotional ties
  21. (v) make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope
  22. (v) wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
  23. (v) secure with or as if with ropes
  24. (v) bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
  25. (v) provide with a binding
  26. (v) fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
  27. (v) form a chemical bond with
  28. (v) cause to be constipated


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  1. They Furnish FunA pleasant combination sandwich is to be found in: a shady spot, a long-chair, a lazy feeling, tobacco and a bound volume of some.
  2. It's a simple pocket notebook: buff-colored, 5 cm x 8 cm, spiral-bound at the top.
  3. His hands and feet were bound, and his T shirt had been pulled over his head.


  1. Bound Brook brings new development to downtown

    Exciting times are coming to Bound Brook, New Jersey, a historic community in the midst of revitalizing its central business district with an appealing mix of new retail, housing and cultural amenities. Borough officials are preparing for a 2 p.m.,...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Somerset Messenger-Gazette

  2. Austin-bound flight lands safely after bomb threat

    An Austin-bound flight that was the target of a telephoned bomb threat landed safely in Austin early Tuesday, news services reported.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Austin American-Statesman

  3. Wheelchair-bound woman saved from Houston apartment fire

    Wheelchair-bound woman saved from Houston apartment fire Houston Chronicle Copyright 2013 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 1:26 pm, Monday, June 10, 2013 The fire broke out 12:45 a.m. at a three-story apartment complex at 2475 Underwood, according to the Houston Fire Department. Officials said when ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle


  1. "As long as we are firmly bound together, the treacherous separatist terrorist attacks will never reach their goal," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a message ahead of Oct. 29 celebrations marking the 84th anniversary of the Turkish republic.
    on Oct 28, 2007 By: Recep Tayyip Erdogan Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "Now, Russia has, as the chairman said, issued a unilateral statement expressing its view. But that is not an agreed-upon view. That is not in the treaty," Clinton said. "It's the equivalent of a press release. And we are not in any way bound...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

  3. "I expect that this phase of preliminary consultation will conclude soon, so that a meaningful and time-bound dialogue with the SPDC leadership can start as early as possible," Suu Kyi said in her statement.
    on Nov 8, 2007 By: Aung San Suu Kyi Source: Reuters

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