bound: Meaning and Definition of
- pt. and pp. of
- tied; in bonds: a bound prisoner.
- made fast as if by a band or bond: She is bound to her family.
- secured within a cover, as a book.
- under a legal or moral obligation: He is bound by the terms of the contract.
- destined; sure; certain: It is bound to happen.
- determined or resolved: He is bound to go.
- (of a vector) having a specified initial point as well as magnitude and direction. Cf. free (def. 31).
- held with another element, substance, or material in chemical or physical union.
- (of a linguistic form) occurring only in combination with other forms, as most affixes. Cf. free (def. 34).
- She is bound up in her teaching.
- inseparably connected with.
- devoted or attached to:She is bound up in her teaching.
- to move by leaps; leap; jump; spring: The colt bounded through the meadow.
- to rebound, as a ball; bounce: The ball bounded against the wall.
- a leap onward or upward; jump.
- a rebound; bounce.
- Usually,limit or boundary: the bounds of space and time; within the bounds of his estate; within the bounds of reason.
- something that limits, confines, or restrains.
- territories on or near a boundary.
- land within boundary lines.
- a number greater than or equal to, or less than or equal to, all the numbers in a given set. Cf. greatest lower bound, least upper bound, lower bound, upper bound.
- The ball bounced out of bounds.
- beyond the official boundaries, prescribed limits, or restricted area:The ball bounced out of bounds.
- forbidden; prohibited:The park is out of bounds to students.
- to limit by or as if by bounds; keep within limits or confines.
- to form the boundary or limit of.
- to name or list the boundaries of.
- to abut.
- going or intending to go; on the way to; destined (usually fol. by for): The train is bound for Denver.
- prepared; ready.
- a combining form ofsnowbound.
- a combining form ofeastbound.
- bound (Thesaurus)