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Definition of Bound


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  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. To name the boundaries of; as, to bound France.
  6. 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.
  7. To rebound, as an elastic ball.
  8. To make to bound or leap; as, to bound a horse.
  9. To cause to rebound; to throw so that it will rebound; as, to bound a ball on the floor.
  10. A leap; an elastic spring; a jump.
  11. Rebound; as, the bound of a ball.
  12. Spring from one foot to the other.
  13. imp. & p. p. of Bind.
  14. Restrained by a hand, rope, chain, fetters, or the like.
  15. Inclosed in a binding or cover; as, a bound volume.
  16. Under legal or moral restraint or obligation.
  17. Constrained or compelled; destined; certain; -- followed by the infinitive; as, he is bound to succeed; he is bound to fail.
  18. Resolved; as, I am bound to do it.
  19. Constipated; costive.
  20. 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.
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Bound Translations

bound in French is entrain
bound in Italian is abbrivo, slancio
bound in Latin is obligatus, modus, reus
bound in Spanish is carrera