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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.

Bound Quotations

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what's in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.
Barack Obama

Brave men do not gather by thousands to torture and murder a single individual, so gagged and bound he cannot make even feeble resistance or defense.
Ida B. Wells

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

Obey the principles without being bound by them.
Bruce Lee
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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
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