Definitions of bound

  1. To leap; to move forward by leaps.
  2. To name the boundaries of; as, to bound France.
  3. To make to bound or leap; as, to bound a horse.
  4. To cause to rebound; to throw so that it will rebound; as, to bound a ball on the floor.
  5. 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.
  6. To cause to spring back with elastic motion; to serve as a limit to; to inclose; geographically, to lie alongside of; as, Austria bounds Italy on the north; to name the countries or waters surrounding; as, to bound Italy.
  7. To set bounds to: to limit, restrain, or surround.
  8. To limit.
  9. To set bounds to; form the boundary of; adjoin; name the boundaries of.
  10. 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.
  11. To rebound, as an elastic ball.
  12. To jump or spring suddenly or move in jumps, one after the other; to leap.
  13. To spring or leap.
  14. To leap.
  15. To leap lightly; spring; rebound.
  16. spring back; spring away from an impact; " The rubber ball bounced"; " These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
  17. 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.
  18. To set limits to; to restrain; to confine.
  19. To limit; to restrain or confine.
  20. To spring or leap; to move forward by leaps or jumps.
  21. Restrained by a hand, rope, chain, fetters, or the like.
  22. Inclosed in a binding or cover; as, a bound volume.
  23. Resolved; as, I am bound to do it.
  24. Constipated; costive.
  25. Constrained or compelled; destined; certain; - followed by the infinitive; as, he is bound to succeed; he is bound to fail.
  26. Of the verb to bind.
  27. The district included within a boundary or limits.
  28. 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.
  29. A leap; an elastic spring; a jump.
  30. Rebound; as, the bound of a ball.
  31. Spring from one foot to the other.
  32. A limit; a boundary.
  33. A leap, spring, or jump; a light elastic step; a limit; extent.
  34. A spring or leap.
  35. A limit; boundary; a leap.
  36. A light elastic spring; a rebound.
  37. That which circumscribes; a boundary.
  38. Boundary; limit.
  39. A leap; a spring; a jump; a rebound.
  40. A leap; a spring; a rebound.
  41. ( chemistry and physics) held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union
  42. confined by bonds; " bound and gagged hostages"
  43. secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form; " bound volumes"; " leather- bound volumes"
  44. 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"
  45. bound by an oath; " a bound official"
  46. confined in the bowels; " he is bound in the belly"
  47. held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union
  48. imp. & amp; p. p. of Bind.
  49. imp. & p. p. of Bind.
  50. Tied; restrained; confined; intending to go; on the way; as, bound for France; inclosed in a cover, as a book; compelled; destined.
  51. Pa. t. and pa. p. of BIND.
  52. Ready to go.
  53. Of to bind.
  54. Imp. & pp. of BIND, v.
  55. Made fast; tied; confined; compelled.
  56. Having one's course directed; destined; with for or to.
  57. Destined; going, or intending to go.
  58. Destined; going, or ready to go to.
  59. of Bind
  60. Of bind, which see; confined or restrained- as wind- bound, ice- bound; obliged by moral ties.