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Definition 1: a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for bound in the sense of this definition

(bound is a kind of ...) the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground

"he advanced in a series of jumps" "the jumping was unexpected"

(... is a kind of bound ) a playful leap or hop

(... is a kind of bound ) the act of pouncing

Definition 2: the greatest possible degree of something - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where bound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior
  • to the limit of his ability

Synonyms for bound in the sense of this definition

(bound is a kind of ...) the distance or area or volume over which something extends

"the vast extent of the desert" "an orchard of considerable extent"

(... is a kind of bound ) a narrow boundary

"he lived on a knife-edge between genius and insanity"

(... is a kind of bound ) the quality of being complete or utter or extreme

"the starkness of his contrast between justice and fairness was open to many objections"

(... is a kind of bound ) a limit to high speed flight imposed by aerodynamic heating

(... is a kind of bound ) the greatest possible degree

"he tried his utmost"

(... is a kind of bound ) the limit beyond which something happens or changes

"on the verge of tears" "on the brink of bankruptcy"

Definition 3: the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for bound in the sense of this definition

(bound is a kind of ...) the outermost or farthest region or point

(... is a kind of bound ) the natural margin formed by hair on the head

(... is a kind of bound ) 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"

(... is a kind of bound ) the line that appears to bound an object

(... is a kind of bound ) the boundary of a specific area

(... is a kind of bound ) a boundary marking the extremities of something

"the end of town"

(... is a kind of bound ) the boundary of a surface

(... is a kind of bound ) the boundary of a city

(... is a kind of bound ) the boundary between two counties

(... is a kind of bound ) the boundary between two districts

(... is a kind of bound ) an archaic term for a boundary

(... is a kind of bound ) a line that indicates a boundary

(... is a kind of bound ) 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

(... is a kind of bound ) an international boundary or the area (often fortified) immediately inside the boundary

(... is a kind of bound ) a boundary line between land and water

(... is an instance of bound) the boundary in ancient times between Italy and Gaul; Caesar's crossing it with his army in 49 BC was an act of war

(... is an instance of bound) the boundary between the Earth's crust and the underlying mantle

"the Mohorovicic discontinuity averages 5 miles down under oceans and 20 miles down under continents"

Definition 4: a line determining the limits of an area - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for bound in the sense of this definition

(bound is a kind of ...) a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point

(... is a kind of bound ) the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object

(... is a kind of bound ) the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary

(... is a kind of bound ) the outside boundary or surface of something

(... is a kind of bound ) a region marking a boundary

(... is a kind of bound ) (mathematics) a number equal to or greater than any other number in a given set

(... is a kind of bound ) (mathematics) a number equal to or less than any other number in a given set

(... is a kind of bound ) the middle of the chief navigable channel of a waterway that forms the boundary line between states

Definition 5: place limits on (extent or amount or access) - [verb of change]

Samples where bound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • restrict the use of this parking lot
  • limit the time you can spend with your friends

Synonyms for bound in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of bound ) narrow or limit

"reduce the influx of foreigners"

(... is a kind of bound ) restrict (someone or something) so as to make free movement difficult

(... is a kind of bound ) set, mark, or draw the boundaries of something

(... is a kind of bound ) repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable)

"The police clamped down on illegal drugs"

(... is a kind of bound ) severely restrict in scope or extent

"tighten the rules" "stiffen the regulations"

(... is a kind of bound ) 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"

(... is a kind of bound ) set boundaries to and delimit

"mark out the territory"

(... is a kind of bound ) reasonably object (to) or set a limit (on)

"I draw the line when it comes to lending money to friends!"

(... is a kind of bound ) restrict (school boys') movement to the dormitory or campus as a means of punishment

(... is a kind of bound ) limit or restrict to

"I am tied to UNIX" "These big jets are tied to large airports"

(... is a kind of bound ) limit in quality or quantity

Definition 6: spring back; spring away from an impact - [verb of motion]

Samples where bound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The rubber ball bounced
  • These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide

Synonyms for bound in the sense of this definition

(bound is a kind of ...) move forward by leaps and bounds

"The horse bounded across the meadow" "The child leapt across the puddle" "Can you jump over the fence?"

(... is a kind of bound ) spring back, as from a forceful thrust

"The gun kicked back into my shoulder"

(... is a kind of bound ) bound off one point after another

(... is a kind of bound ) rebound after hitting

"The car caromed off several lampposts"

Definition 7: move forward by leaps and bounds - [verb of motion]

Samples where bound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The horse bounded across the meadow
  • The child leapt across the puddle
  • Can you jump over the fence?

Synonyms for bound in the sense of this definition

(bound is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of bound ) jump about playfully

(... is a kind of bound ) jump lightly

(... is a kind of bound ) perform a leap where both hind legs come off the ground, of a horse

(... is a kind of bound ) jump across or leap over (an obstacle)

(... is a kind of bound ) jump across

"He leapfrogged his classmates"

(... is a kind of bound ) bound vigorously

(... is a kind of bound ) leap or skip, often in dancing

"These fish swim with a saltating motion"

(... is a kind of bound ) jump on skis

(... is a kind of bound ) move around heavily and clumsily

"the giant tortoises galumphed around in their pen"

(... is a kind of bound ) perform a capriole, of horses in dressage

(... is a kind of bound ) leap suddenly

"He bounced to his feet"

(... is a kind of bound ) move suddenly, energetically, or violently

"He burst out of the house into the cool night"

(... is a kind of bound ) spring back; spring away from an impact

"The rubber ball bounced" "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

(... is a kind of bound ) jump straight up

"kangaroos pronk"

(... is a kind of bound ) make a jump forward or upward

Definition 8: form the boundary of; be contiguous to - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for bound in the sense of this definition

(bound is a kind of ...) close in

"darkness enclosed him"

(... is a kind of bound ) form the edge of

(... is a kind of bound ) border on; come close to

"His behavior verges on the criminal"

(... is a kind of bound ) serve as a shore to

"The river was shored by trees"

Definition 9: confined by bonds - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where bound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bound and gagged hostages

(bound is similar to ...) bound with chains

"enchained demons strained in anger to gnaw on his bones" "prisoners in chains"

(bound is similar to ...) bound by chains fastened around the ankles

(bound is similar to ...) rolled up and secured

"furled sails bound securely to the spar" "a furled flag" "his rolled umbrella hanging on his arm"

(bound is similar to ...) bound fast especially having the arms restrained

(bound is similar to ...) confined or restricted with or as if with a rope or chain

(bound is similar to ...) bound or secured closely

"the guard was found trussed up with his arms and legs securely tied" "a trussed chicken"

(bound is similar to ...) tied or bound with wire

"wired bundles of newspapers"

(means also ...) hampered and not free; not able to act at will

Definition 10: secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where bound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bound volumes
  • leather-bound volumes

(bound is similar to ...) having trim or fittings of brass

"a brassbound campaign chest" "the heavy brassbound door"

(bound is similar to ...) enclosed in a case

(bound is similar to ...) (of books) having the back bound in one material and the sides in another

(bound is similar to ...) (of books) having a flexible binding

(bound is similar to ...) (of books) having a sturdy and attractive binding

Definition 11: held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union - [adjective denoting all]

(bound is similar to ...) of an organic compound; containing two or more double bonds each separated from the other by a single bond

(bound is similar to ...) formed by the union of two compounds

"a conjugated protein"

(bound belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

(bound belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

Definition 12: confined in the bowels - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where bound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is bound in the belly

(bound is similar to ...) have difficult or incomplete or infrequent evacuation of the bowels

Definition 13: headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in `college-bound students' - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where bound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • children bound for school
  • a flight destined for New York

Synonyms for bound in the sense of this definition

(bound is similar to ...) 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"

Definition 14: bound by an oath - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where bound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bound official

(bound is similar to ...) bound by or stated on oath

"now my sworn friend and then mine enemy"

Definition 15: covered or wrapped with a bandage - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where bound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bandaged wound on the back of his head
  • an injury bound in fresh gauze

Synonyms for bound in the sense of this definition

(bound is similar to ...) given medical care or treatment

"a treated cold is usually gone in 14 days; if left untreated it lasts two weeks"

Definition 16: bound by contract - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for bound in the sense of this definition

(bound is similar to ...) hampered and not free; not able to act at will

Definition 17: (usually followed by `to') governed by fate - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where bound or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bound to happen
  • an old house destined to be demolished
  • he is destined to be famous

Synonyms for bound in the sense of this definition

(bound is similar to ...) 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" "he faced certain death" "sudden but sure regret" "he is sure to win"

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