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bound 1

 (bound)
intr.v. bound·ed, bound·ing, bounds
1. To leap forward or upward; spring.
2. To progress by forward leaps or springs.
3. To bounce; rebound.
n.
1. A leap; a jump.
2. A rebound; a bounce.

[French bondir, to bounce, from Old French, to resound, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *bombitīre, from Latin bombitāre, to hum, from bombus, a humming sound, from Greek bombos.]

bound 2

 (bound)
n.
1. often bounds A boundary; a limit: Our joy knew no bounds. Your remarks exceed the bounds of reason.
2. bounds The territory on, within, or near limiting lines: the bounds of the kingdom.
v. bound·ed, bound·ing, bounds
v.tr.
1. To set a limit to; confine: a high wall that bounded the prison yard; lives that were bounded by poverty.
2. To constitute the boundary or limit of: a city park that was bounded by busy streets.
3. To identify the boundaries of; demarcate.
v.intr.
To border on another place, state, or country.
Idioms:
in/within bounds Sports
Within the boundary of a playing field or court and therefore in play or legal.
out of bounds
1. Sports Outside the boundary of a playing field or court and therefore not in play or legal.
2. In such a way as to violate or exceed acceptable rules or standards, as of decency: felt the guest's behavior was out of bounds.

[Middle English, from Old French bodne, bonde and Anglo-Norman bunde, both from Medieval Latin bodina, of Celtic origin.]

bound 3

 (bound)
v.
Past tense and past participle of bind.
adj.
1. Confined by bonds; tied: bound hostages.
2. Being under legal or moral obligation: bound by my promise.
3. Equipped with a cover or binding: bound volumes.
4. Predetermined; certain: We're bound to be late.
5. Determined; resolved: Many public policy students are bound to be politicians one day.
6. Linguistics Being a form, especially a morpheme, that cannot stand as an independent word, such as a prefix or suffix.
7. Constipated.

bound 4

 (bound)
adj.
Headed or intending to head in a specified direction: commuters bound for home; a south-bound train.

[Alteration of Middle English boun, ready, from Old Norse būinn, past participle of būa, to get ready; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]

bound

(baʊnd)
vb
the past tense and past participle of bind
adj
1. in bonds or chains; tied with or as if with a rope: a bound prisoner.
2. (in combination) restricted; confined: housebound; fogbound.
3. (postpositive; foll by an infinitive) destined; sure; certain: it's bound to happen.
4. (often foll by: by) compelled or obliged to act, behave, or think in a particular way, as by duty, circumstance, or convention
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (of a book) secured within a cover or binding: to deliver bound books. See also half-bound
6. (foll by: on) US resolved; determined: bound on winning.
7. (Phonetics & Phonology) linguistics
a. denoting a morpheme, such as the prefix non-, that occurs only as part of another word and not as a separate word in itself. Compare free21
b. (in systemic grammar) denoting a clause that has a nonfinite predicator or that is introduced by a binder, and that occurs only together with a freestanding clause. Compare freestanding
8. (Logic) logic (of a variable) occurring within the scope of a quantifier that indicates the degree of generality of the open sentence in which the variable occurs: in (x) (Fxbxy), x is bound and y is free. See free22
9. bound up with closely or inextricably linked with: his irritability is bound up with his work.
10. I'll be bound I am sure (something) is true

bound

(baʊnd)
vb
1. to move forwards or make (one's way) by leaps or jumps
2. to bounce; spring away from an impact
n
3. a jump upwards or forwards
4. by leaps and bounds with unexpectedly rapid progess: her condition improved by leaps and bounds.
5. a sudden pronounced sense of excitement: his heart gave a sudden bound when he saw her.
6. a bounce, as of a ball
[C16: from Old French bond a leap, from bondir to jump, resound, from Vulgar Latin bombitīre (unattested) to buzz, hum, from Latin bombus booming sound]

bound

(baʊnd)
vb
1. (tr) to place restrictions on; limit
2. (when: intr, foll by on) to form a boundary of (an area of land or sea, political or administrative region, etc)
n
3. (Mathematics) maths
a. a number which is greater than all the members of a set of numbers (an upper bound), or less than all its members (a lower bound). See also bounded1
b. more generally, an element of an ordered set that has the same ordering relation to all the members of a given subset
c. whence, an estimate of the extent of some set
4. See bounds
[C13: from Old French bonde, from Medieval Latin bodina, of Gaulish origin]

bound

(baʊnd)
adj
a. (often foll by: for) going or intending to go towards; on the way to: a ship bound for Jamaica; homeward bound.
b. (in combination): northbound traffic.
[C13: from Old Norse buinn, past participle of būa to prepare]

bound1

(baʊnd)

v.
1. pt. and pp. of bind.
adj.
2. tied; in bonds: a bound prisoner.
3. confined to or by something: bound to one's desk.
4. made fast as if by a band or bond.
5. secured within a cover, as a book.
6. under a legal or moral obligation.
7. destined or certain: It is bound to happen.
8. determined: He is bound to go.
9. constipated.
10. held with another element or material in chemical or physical union.
11. (of a linguistic form) occurring only in combination with other forms, never by itself, as most affixes: The -edin seated is a bound form. Compare free (def. 31).
12. (of a variable in logic) occurring within the scope of a quantifier. Compare free (def. 28).
bound′ness, n.

bound2

(baʊnd)
v.
1. to move by leaps; spring.
2. to rebound; bounce.
n.
3. a leap onward or upward; jump.
4. a rebound; bounce.
[1545–55; < Middle French bond a leap, bondir to leap]
bound′ing•ly, adv.

bound3

(baʊnd)
n.
1. Usu., bounds. limit or boundary: within the bounds of reason.
2. something that limits, confines, or restrains.
3. bounds,
a. territories on or near a boundary.
b. land within boundary lines.
4. a number greater than or equal to, or less than or equal to, all the numbers in a given set: greatest lower bound.
v.t.
5. to limit by or as if by bounds.
6. to form the boundary or limit of.
7. to name or list the boundaries of.
v.i.
8. to abut.
Idioms:
out of bounds,
a. beyond the official boundaries, prescribed limits, or restricted area.
b. forbidden; prohibited.
[1175–1225; Middle English bounde < Anglo-French; Old French bone, bonde, variant of bodne < Medieval Latin budina, of uncertain orig.; compare bourn2]
bound′a•ble, adj.

bound4

(baʊnd)

adj.
1. going or intending to go; destined (usu. fol. by for): The train is bound for Denver.
2. Archaic. prepared; ready.
[1150–1200; Middle English b(o)un ready < Old Norse būinn, past participle of būa to get ready]

-bound1

,
a combining form of bound1: snowbound.

-bound2

,
a combining form of bound4: eastbound.

bound

1. In land warfare, a single movement, usually from cover to cover, made by troops often under enemy fire.
2. (DOD only) Distance covered in one movement by a unit that is advancing by bounds.

bound


Past participle: bounded
Gerund: bounding

Imperative
bound
bound
Present
I bound
you bound
he/she/it bounds
we bound
you bound
they bound
Preterite
I bounded
you bounded
he/she/it bounded
we bounded
you bounded
they bounded
Present Continuous
I am bounding
you are bounding
he/she/it is bounding
we are bounding
you are bounding
they are bounding
Present Perfect
I have bounded
you have bounded
he/she/it has bounded
we have bounded
you have bounded
they have bounded
Past Continuous
I was bounding
you were bounding
he/she/it was bounding
we were bounding
you were bounding
they were bounding
Past Perfect
I had bounded
you had bounded
he/she/it had bounded
we had bounded
you had bounded
they had bounded
Future
I will bound
you will bound
he/she/it will bound
we will bound
you will bound
they will bound
Future Perfect
I will have bounded
you will have bounded
he/she/it will have bounded
we will have bounded
you will have bounded
they will have bounded
Future Continuous
I will be bounding
you will be bounding
he/she/it will be bounding
we will be bounding
you will be bounding
they will be bounding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bounding
you have been bounding
he/she/it has been bounding
we have been bounding
you have been bounding
they have been bounding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bounding
you will have been bounding
he/she/it will have been bounding
we will have been bounding
you will have been bounding
they will have been bounding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bounding
you had been bounding
he/she/it had been bounding
we had been bounding
you had been bounding
they had been bounding
Conditional
I would bound
you would bound
he/she/it would bound
we would bound
you would bound
they would bound
Past Conditional
I would have bounded
you would have bounded
he/she/it would have bounded
we would have bounded
you would have bounded
they would have bounded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bound - a line determining the limits of an area
line - a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point
rim - the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object
margin, perimeter, border - the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
fringe, outer boundary, periphery - the outside boundary or surface of something
brink, verge, threshold - a region marking a boundary
upper bound - (mathematics) a number equal to or greater than any other number in a given set
lower bound - (mathematics) 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.bound - the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of somethingbound - the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
hairline - the natural margin formed by hair on the head
frontier - an international boundary or the area (often fortified) immediately inside the boundary
heliopause - the boundary marking the edge of the sun's influence; the boundary (roughly 100 AU from the sun) between the interplanetary medium and the interstellar medium; where the solar wind from the sun and the radiation from other stars meet
border, borderline, boundary line, delimitation, mete - a line that indicates a boundary
bourn, bourne - an archaic term for a boundary
district line - the boundary between two districts
county line - the boundary between two counties
city line - the boundary of a city
edge, border - the boundary of a surface
end - a boundary marking the extremities of something; "the end of town"
extremity - the outermost or farthest region or point
demarcation, demarcation line, limit - the boundary of a specific area
lineation, outline - the line that appears to bound an object
surface - the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object; "they skimmed over the surface of the water"; "a brush small enough to clean every dental surface"; "the sun has no distinct surface"
shoreline - a boundary line between land and water
3.bound - the greatest possible degree of something; "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability"
extent - the distance or area or volume over which something extends; "the vast extent of the desert"; "an orchard of considerable extent"
knife-edge - a narrow boundary; "he lived on a knife-edge between genius and insanity"
absoluteness, starkness, utterness - the quality of being complete or utter or extreme; "the starkness of his contrast between justice and fairness was open to many objections"
heat barrier, thermal barrier - a limit to high speed flight imposed by aerodynamic heating
level best, utmost, uttermost, maximum - the greatest possible degree; "he tried his utmost"
verge, brink - the limit beyond which something happens or changes; "on the verge of tears"; "on the brink of bankruptcy"
4.bound - a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwardsbound - a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
jumping, jump - the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground; "he advanced in a series of jumps"; "the jumping was unexpected"
capriole, caper - a playful leap or hop
pounce - the act of pouncing
Verb1.bound - move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
pronk - jump straight up; "kangaroos pronk"
bounce, rebound, ricochet, take a hop, resile, spring, recoil, bound, reverberate - spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
burst - move suddenly, energetically, or violently; "He burst out of the house into the cool night"
bounce - leap suddenly; "He bounced to his feet"
capriole - perform a capriole, of horses in dressage
galumph - move around heavily and clumsily; "the giant tortoises galumphed around in their pen"
ski jump - jump on skis
saltate - leap or skip, often in dancing; "These fish swim with a saltating motion"
vault - bound vigorously
leapfrog - jump across; "He leapfrogged his classmates"
vault, overleap - jump across or leap over (an obstacle)
curvet - perform a leap where both hind legs come off the ground, of a horse
hop, hop-skip, skip - jump lightly
caper - jump about playfully
hop - make a jump forward or upward
2.bound - form the boundary of; be contiguous to
skirt - form the edge of
verge - border on; come close to; "His behavior verges on the criminal"
shore - serve as a shore to; "The river was shored by trees"
hold in, enclose, confine - close in; darkness enclosed him"
3.bound - place limits on (extent or access)bound - place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
tighten, reduce - narrow or limit; "reduce the influx of foreigners"
tie - limit or restrict to; "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports"
gate - restrict (school boys') movement to the dormitory or campus as a means of punishment
draw a line, draw the line - reasonably object (to) or set a limit (on); "I draw the line when it comes to lending money to friends!"
mark off, mark out - set boundaries to and delimit; "mark out the territory"
harness, rein, rule - keep in check; "rule one's temper"
baffle, regulate - check the emission of (sound)
hamper, cramp, halter, strangle - prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"
tighten up, constrain, stiffen, tighten - restrict; "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"
clamp down, crack down - repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable); "The police clamped down on illegal drugs"
inhibit - limit the range or extent of; "Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs"
curb, hold in, control, moderate, contain, check, hold - lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
4.bound - spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
kick back, recoil, kick - spring back, as from a forceful thrust; "The gun kicked back into my shoulder"
bound off, skip - bound off one point after another
carom - rebound after hitting; "The car caromed off several lampposts"
bound, jump, leap, spring - move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"
Adj.1.bound - confined by bonds; "bound and gagged hostages"
unfree - hampered and not free; not able to act at will
unbound - not restrained or tied down by bonds
2.bound - held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
free - unconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion; "free expansion"; "free oxygen"; "a free electron"
3.bound - secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form; "bound volumes"; "leather-bound volumes"
unbound - not secured within a cover; "an unbound book"
4.bound - (usually followed by `to') governed by fate; "bound to happen"; "an old house destined to be demolished"; "he is destined to be famous"
sure, certain - certain to occur; destined or inevitable; "he was certain to fail"; "his fate is certain"; "In this life nothing is certain but death and taxes"- Benjamin Franklin; "he faced certain death"; "sudden but sure regret"; "he is sure to win"
5.bound - covered or wrapped with a bandagebound - covered or wrapped with a bandage; "the bandaged wound on the back of his head"; "an injury bound in fresh gauze"
treated - given medical care or treatment; "a treated cold is usually gone in 14 days; if left untreated it lasts two weeks"
6.bound - 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"
orientated, oriented - adjusted or located in relation to surroundings or circumstances; sometimes used in combination; "the house had its large windows oriented toward the ocean view"; "helping freshmen become oriented to college life"; "the book is value-oriented throughout"
7.bound - bound by an oath; "a bound official"
sworn - bound by or stated on oath; "now my sworn friend and then mine enemy"- Shakespeare
8.bound - bound by contractbound - bound by contract      
unfree - hampered and not free; not able to act at will
9.bound - confined in the bowels; "he is bound in the belly"
constipated - have difficult or incomplete or infrequent evacuation of the bowels

bound

1
adjective
1. compelled, obliged, forced, committed, pledged, constrained, obligated, beholden, duty-bound All members are bound by an oath of secrecy.
2. tied, fixed, secured, attached, lashed, tied up, fastened, trussed, pinioned, made fast Her arms were bound to her sides.
3. certain, sure, fated, doomed, destined, very likely There are bound to be price increases next year.
4. (with for) going to, travelling to, flying to, on its way to, sailing to The ship was bound for Italy.
bound up with connected with, linked to, attached to, dependent on, united with, tied up with, reliant on My fate was bound up with hers.

bound

2
verb
1. surround, confine, enclose, terminate, encircle, circumscribe, hem in, demarcate, delimit the trees that bounded the car park
2. limit, fix, define, restrict, confine, restrain, circumscribe, demarcate, delimit Our lives are bounded by work, family and television.

bound

3
verb
1. leap, bob, spring, jump, bounce, skip, vault, pounce He bounded up the steps and pushed the bell of the door.
noun
1. leap, bob, spring, jump, bounce, hurdle, skip, vault, pounce, caper, prance, lope, frisk, gambol With one bound Jack was free.

bound 1

verb
To move in a lively way:
noun
1. A sudden lively movement:
2. An act of bouncing or a bouncing movement:

bound 2

verb
1. To put or form a border on:
2. To be contiguous or next to:
3. To fix the limits of:
noun
1. A demarcation point or boundary beyond which something does not extend or occur.Often used in plural:
confine (used in plural), end, limit.
2. The boundary surrounding a certain area.Used in plural:
confine (used in plural), limit (used in plural), precinct (often used in plural).

bound 3

adjective
Owing something, such as gratitude or appreciation, to another:
Archaic: bounden.
Idiom: under obligation.
Translations
حُدود، نِطاققَفْزَهمُتَّجِه إلىيَقْفِزُ، يَثِبُ، يَتَّجِه
hraniceskákatskoksměrem na
begrænsetgrænsemed kurs modspringspringe
tõkestama
hyppyloikkarajaraja-arvoreunustaa
á leiîmörkstökkstökkva, hlaupa
ierobežojumslēcienslēkšotlēktrobeža
uviaznutý vzadržaný
namenjen proti
gränsgränsa till
atlamaatlamak-e gidengitmekte olanhudut

bound

1 [baʊnd]
A. N bounds (= limits) → límite msing
out of boundszona f prohibida
it's out of bounds to civilianslos civiles tienen la entrada prohibida
to put a place out of boundsprohibir la entrada a un lugar
his ambition knows no boundssu ambición no tiene límites
to set bounds to one's ambitionsponer límites a sus ambiciones
to keep sth within boundstener algo a raya
it is within the bounds of possibilitycabe dentro de los límites de lo posible
B. VT (gen passive) → limitar, rodear
a field bounded by woodsun campo rodeado de bosque
on one side it is bounded by the parkpor un lado limita or linda con el parque

bound

2 [baʊnd]
A. N (= jump) → salto m
at a bound; in one boundde un salto
B. VI [person, animal] → saltar; [ball] → (re)botar
to bound forwardavanzar a saltos
he bounded out of bedse levantó de la cama de un salto
his heart bounded with joysu corazón daba brincos de alegría

bound

3 [baʊnd]
A. PT & PP of bind
B. ADJ
1. (= tied) [prisoner] → atado
bound hand and footatado de pies y manos
the problems are bound togetherexiste una estrecha relación entre los problemas
they are bound up in each otherestán absortos el uno en el otro
he's bound up in his workestá muy absorbido por su trabajo
to be bound up with sthestar estrechamente ligado a algo
2. (= sure) to be bound to: we are bound to winseguro que ganamos, estamos seguros de ganar
he's bound to comees seguro que vendrá, no puede dejar de venir
it's bound to happentiene forzosamente que ocurrir
they'll regret it, I'll be boundse arrepentirán de ello, estoy seguro
3. (= obliged) → obligado
he's bound to do ittiene que hacerlo
you're not bound to gono estás obligado a ir
I'm bound to say thatme siento obligado a decir que ..., siento el deber de decir que ...
I feel bound to tell you thatme veo en la necesidad de decirte que ...
I feel bound to him by gratitudela gratitud hace que me sienta en deuda con él
to be bound by contract to sbtener obligaciones contractuales con algn
see also honour

bound

4 [baʊnd] ADJ where are you bound (for)?¿adónde se dirige usted?
bound for [train, plane] → con destino a; [ship, person] → con rumbo a
he's bound for Londonse dirige a Londres
see also homeward

bound

[ˈbaʊnd]
pt
pp of bind
n
(= limit) → limite f
to know no bounds → être sans limite
it is not beyond the bounds of possibility (= not impossible) → ce n'est pas impossible
to be out of bounds [place] → être interdit d'accès
(= leap) → bond m
vi (= leap) → bondir
to bound up the steps → monter les escaliers quatre à quatre
vt
(= border) → borner
adj
to be bound to do sth (= obliged) → être obligé(e) de faire qch, avoir l'obligation de faire qch
I am bound to say (that) ... → force est de constater que ...
to be bound to fail (= sure) → être sûr d'échouer
He's bound to fail → Il est sûr d'échouer.
bound by (law, regulation)tenu(e) par
bound for [+ place] → à destination de
to be bound up with sth (= closely linked to) → être lié(e) à qch
to be bound up in sth [money] → être immobilisé dans qch

bound

1
n usu pl (lit, fig)Grenze f; to keep within boundsinnerhalb der Grenzen bleiben; to keep within the bounds of proprietyden Anstand wahren, im Rahmen bleiben; within the bounds of probabilityim Bereich des Wahrscheinlichen; his ambition knows no boundssein Ehrgeiz kennt keine Grenzen; the bar is out of boundsdas Betreten des Lokals ist verboten; this part of town is out of boundsdieser Stadtteil ist Sperrzone
vt usu pass countrybegrenzen; area alsoabgrenzen

bound

2
nSprung m, → Satz m ? leap
vispringen; (rabbit)hoppeln; to bound in/away/backherein-/weg-/zurückspringen; the dog came bounding upder Hund kam angesprungen

bound

3 pret, ptp of bind
adj
gebunden; bound hand and footan Händen und Füßen gebunden
bookgebunden; bound in boardkartoniert
(= sure) to be bound to do somethingetw bestimmt tun; but then of course he’s bound to say thatdas muss er ja sagen; it’s bound to happendas muss so kommen
(= obliged) personverpflichtet; (by contract, word, promise) → gebunden; but I’m bound to say … (inf)aber ich muss schon sagen; if you say X then you’re bound to say that …wenn Sie X behaupten, müssen Sie zwangsläufig sagen, dass …; I’m not bound to agreeich muss nicht zwangsläufig zustimmen ? honour
bound variable (Math) → abhängige Variable; bound form (Chem) → gebundene Form

bound

4
adj pred to be bound for London (= heading for)auf dem Weg nach London sein, nach London unterwegs sein; (= about to start, ship, plane, lorry etc) → nach London gehen; (person)nach London reisen wollen; the plane/all passengers bound for London will …das Flugzeug/alle Passagiere nach London wird/werden; where are you bound for?wohin geht die Reise?, wohin wollen Sie?; we were northward-/California-boundwir waren nach Norden/Kalifornien unterwegs ? homeward

bound

1 [baʊnd]
1. pt, pp of bind
2. adj
a. (prisoner) → legato/a
bound hand and foot → legato/a mani e piedi
b. (book) → rilegato/a
c. (certain) he's bound to say yesvedrai che dirà di sì
he's bound to fail → sicuramente fallirà
it was bound to happen → doveva succedere, era da prevedersi
d. (obliged) to be bound to do sthessere obbligato/a a or tenuto/a a fare qc
I'm bound to say that ... → devo dire che...

bound

2 [baʊnd] adj (destined) bound for (person, train, ship) → diretto/a a, in viaggio per; (parcel) → indirizzato/a a, diretto/a a
where are you bound (for)? → dove sei diretto?
California bound → diretto/a in California
westbound traffic → traffico diretto verso ovest

bound

3 [baʊnd]
1. n (jump) → salto, balzo
2. vi (person, animal) → saltare, balzare
he bounded out of bed → è saltato fuori or è balzato giù dal letto
his heart bounded with joy → il cuore gli balzò in petto dalla gioia

bound

4 [baʊnd] vt bounded bylimitato/a da

bound2

(baund) suffix
going in a particular direction. westbound traffic.
bound for
on the way to. bound for Africa.
bound to
1. certain to. He's bound to notice your mistake.
2. obliged to. I felt bound to mention it.

see also -bound under bind.

bound3

(baund) noun
(usually in plural) limits of some kind. beyond the bounds of coincidence.
ˈboundless adjective
having no limit. boundless energy.
out of bounds
outside the permitted area or limits. The cinema was out of bounds for the boys from the local boarding-school.

bound4

(baund) noun
a spring; a leap. He reached me in one bound.
verb
to move in this way. The dog bounded over eagerly to where I was sitting.

bound

pret & pp de bind
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I declare, it really seems like being a fine young lady, to come home from the party in a carriage and sit in my dressing gown wit a maid to wait on me," said Meg, as Jo bound up her foot with arnica and brushed her hair.
Your life is still bound up with the life of this town?
Jake and Otto were sure that when they galloped round that ring the Indians tortured prisoners, bound to a stake in the centre; but grandfather thought they merely ran races or trained horses there.
he said, in a voice as remarkable for the softness and sweetness of its tones, as was his person for its rare proportions; "I may speak of these things, and be no braggart; for I have been down at both havens; that which is situate at the mouth of Thames, and is named after the capital of Old England, and that which is called 'Haven', with the addition of the word'New'; and have seen the scows and brigantines collecting their droves, like the gathering to the ark, being outward bound to the Island of Jamaica, for the purpose of barter and traffic in four-footed animals; but never before have I beheld a beast which verified the true scripture war-horse like this: 'He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength; he goeth on to meet the armed men.
Just then the shadowy object of alarm put itself in motion, and with a scramble and a bound stood at once in the middle of the road.
But taking advantage of his windward position, he again seized his trumpet, and knowing by her aspect that the stranger vessel was a Nantucketer and shortly bound home, he loudly hailed -- Ahoy there
muttered Ahab; then aloud, Thou art a full ship and homeward bound, thou sayest; well, then, call me an empty ship, and outward-bound.
Dare say he may be; never was much adapted to anything that I set him about, I'll be bound.
But I felt in honor bound to tell them, that during the last six months of his life, the admiral had occasionally let fall expressions of impatience in my hearing, which led to the conclusion that he was annoyed by a private responsibility of some kind.
The Justices were sitting in the Town Hall near at hand, and we at once went over to have me bound apprentice to Joe in the Magisterial presence.
So Umslopogaas took the grey wolf's hide and bound it on with thongs of leather, and its teeth gleamed upon his head, and he took a spear in his hand.
All that was most sugared and musical and generally delusive in the old library of her fathers had been brought out to this little woodland library, and to that nucleus of old leather-bound poets and romancers, long since dead, yet as alive and singing on their shelves as any bird on the sunny boughs outside, my young lady's private purse had added all that was most sugared and musical and generally delusive in the vellum bound Japanese-paper literature of our own luxurious day.