Definition of Bound

  • (n.) 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.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) To name the boundaries of; as, to bound France.
  • (v. i.) 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.
  • (v. i.) To rebound, as an elastic ball.
  • (v. t.) To make to bound or leap; as, to bound a horse.
  • (v. t.) To cause to rebound; to throw so that it will rebound; as, to bound a ball on the floor.
  • (n.) A leap; an elastic spring; a jump.
  • (n.) Rebound; as, the bound of a ball.
  • (n.) Spring from one foot to the other.
  • () imp. & p. p. of Bind.
  • (p. p. & a.) Restrained by a hand, rope, chain, fetters, or the like.
  • (p. p. & a.) Inclosed in a binding or cover; as, a bound volume.
  • (p. p. & a.) Under legal or moral restraint or obligation.
  • (p. p. & a.) Constrained or compelled; destined; certain; -- followed by the infinitive; as, he is bound to succeed; he is bound to fail.
  • (p. p. & a.) Resolved; as, I am bound to do it.
  • (p. p. & a.) Constipated; costive.
  • (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.
  • (imp.) of Bind
  • (p. p.) of Bind

Homophones of Bound

No Homophones Found.