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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun bound:

bounceboundleapboundaryspringlimitedge

Comparison of usage frequency between the adjective bound and its most common antonym:

freebound

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb bound:

reboundreverberatethrottlerecoilborderbouncespringleapboundconfinerestrictjumplimit

Bound is sometimes a misspelling of bond or bounds.

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Definition of the noun bound

What does bound mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: bounds

  1. a line determining the limits of an area
    • lexical domain: Shapes - nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes
    • synonyms of bound: boundary / edge
    • more generic word: line = a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness
    • more specific terms:
      • rim = the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object
      • perimeter / border / margin = the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
      • outer boundary / periphery / fringe = the outside boundary or surface of something
      • threshold / brink / verge = a region marking a boundary
      • upper bound = a number equal to or greater than any other number in a given set
      • lower bound = a number equal to or less than any other number in a given set
      • thalweg = the middle of the chief navigable channel of a waterway that forms the boundary line between states
  2. the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonyms of bound: boundary / bounds
    • more generic word: extremity = the outermost or farthest region or point
    • more specific terms:
    • instances:
  3. the greatest possible degree of something
  4. a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

Alternative definition of the noun bound

noun

  1. [often, used in plural] A boundary, the border which one must cross in order to enter or leave a territory.
  2. [mathematics] a value which is known to be greater or smaller than a given set of values
  3. A sizeable jump, great leap.

Definition of the adjective bound

What does bound mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. confined by bonds
  2. held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union
  3. secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form
  4. (usually followed by `to') governed by fate
    • example: bound to happen
    • adjective position: predicative adjective (it occurs after a verb that follows the noun)
    • synonym of bound: destined
    • similar: certain / sure
  5. covered or wrapped with a bandage
    • example: an injury bound in fresh gauze
    • synonym of bound: bandaged
    • similar: treated
  6. headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in `college-bound students'
  7. bound by an oath
    • example: a bound official
    • similar: sworn
  8. bound by contract
  9. confined in the bowels
    • example: he is bound in the belly
    • adjective position: predicative adjective (it occurs after a verb that follows the noun)
    • similar: constipated

Alternative definition of the adjective bound

adjective

  1. [context: with infinitive] Obliged (to).
  2. [context: with infinitive] Very likely (to).
  3. [linguistics, of a morpheme] That cannot stand alone as a free word.
  4. [mathematics, logic, of a variable] Constrained by a quantifier.
  5. [obsolete] ready, prepared.
  6. ready, able to start or go (to); moving in the direction (of).

Definition of the verb bound

What does bound mean as a doing word?

Bound is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: bounded | bounding | bounds

  1. move forward by leaps and bounds
  2. form the boundary of; be contiguous to
  3. place limits on (extent or amount or access)
  4. spring back; spring away from an impact

Alternative definition of the verb bound

verb

  1. past of bind
  2. To surround a territory or other geographical entity.
  3. [mathematics] To be the boundary of.
  4. To leap, move by jumping.

Films

  1. "Bound" is a 1996 American neo-noir crime thriller film written and directed by The Wachowskis in their feature film directorial debut. Violet, who longs to escape her relationship with her mafioso boyfriend Caesar, enters into a clandestine affair with alluring ex-con Corky, and the two women hatch a scheme to steal $2 million of mafia money.
  2. "Bound": ily is a 19-year-old woman who seeks escape though sex and drugs until she is taken in by an elderly man, named Henry, who marries her and helps her get clean. 10 years later, after the death of her husband, Lily finds herself lusted after by her husband's business manager Garrett who inspires her to move on.
  3. "Bound" is a 1997 short film written and directed by Alain Ross.

Writings

"Bound" is an award-nominated book by Donna Jo Napoli.

  • genres: Fiction, Children's literature
  • subjects: History, China, Asia, Folklore, Adolescence, Woman, Places
  • award: - Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (6 up) nomination for Donna Jo Napoli

Music

  1. "Bound" is a composition.
  2. "BOUND" is a musical album of Pantomine.
    • released on
  3. "Bound" is a composition.
  4. "Bound" is a composition.
  5. "Bound" is a musical single of Neuropa.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  6. "Bound" is a musical album of Cuong Vu.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  7. "Bound" is a musical album of Swank.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  8. "Bound" is a musical EP of Turboweekend.
  9. "Bound" is a musical album of Shannon Lyon.
    • released in (14 years ago)

Business

The Bound was a British 4 wheeled cyclecar made in 1920 by Bound Brothers of Southampton, England.

Phrases with Bound

Phrases starting with the word Bound:

  1. Bound to
  2. bound up
  3. Bound For
  4. bound off
  5. bound form
  6. Bound state

Phrases ending with the word Bound:

  1. egg-bound
  2. I/o Bound
  3. pot-bound
  4. Data-Bound
  5. desk-bound
  6. duty-bound
  7. half-bound
  8. Late-Bound
  9. well-bound
  10. Early-Bound
  11. frost-bound
  12. lower bound
  13. spell-bound
  14. upper bound

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bound

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Google previewComposition and Rhetoric (1903)

by Maude Radford Warren

bound . . . determined : the adjective bound means obliged ; the adjective determined means resolute. cany . . . bring ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Law of Scotland (1815)

Intended for the Use of the Public at Large, as Well as of the Profession by Robert Bell, Sir John Skene

JOINT OBLIGANT means a person bound alongst with another to pay or to perform equally...

Google previewA Dictionary of Practical and Theoretical Chemistry (1808)

With Its Application to the Arts and Manufactures, and to the Explanation of the Phaenomena of Nature... : with Plates and Tables by William Nicholson

bound ; royal 16s hoards. DONALDSON'S BRITISH MISCELLANY, a Selection of Humourous, Sentimental, and Moral Poems, is a boards. • The COMPLETE LETTER WRITER; contain- ing familiar Letters on the most common Occasions ...

Google previewA DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, Answering at Once the Purposes of RHYMING, SPELLING AND PRONOUNCING. On a PLAN Not Hitherto Attempted (1775)

In Which, I. The Whole LANGUAGE is Arranged According to Its TERMINATIONS II. Every WORD is Explained and Divided Into SYLLABLES Exactly as Pronounced. III. Multitudes of WORDS Liable to a DOUBLE PRONUNCIATION are Fixed in Their TRUE SOUND by a Rhyme. IV.Several Words of Established Usage, Not to be Found in Our Best Dictionaries, are Inserted, and Most Difficult Words Rendered Easy to be Pronounced by Being Classed According to Their Endings. TO WHICH IS PREFIXED A Copious INTRODUCTION to the Various Uses of the Work, with Critical and Practical OBSERVATIONS on Orthography, Syllabication, Pronunciation, and Rhyme; And for the Purposes of Poetry is Added an INDEX of ALLOWABLE RHYMES. With Authorities for Their Usage from Our Best Authors by John Walker

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Quotes about Bound

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong. (Abraham Lincoln)
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Scrabble value of B3O1U1N1D2

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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