HyperDic: bound

English > 17 senses of the word bound:
VERBmotionbound, jump, leap, springmove forward by leaps and bounds
stativebound, borderform the boundary / boundary of
changebound, restrict, trammel, limit, confine, throttleplace limits on (extent or access)
motionbound, bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochetspring back
ADJECTIVEallboundconfined by bonds
allboundheld with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union
allboundsecured with a cover or binding
allbound, destined(usually followed by 'to') governed by fate
allbound, bandagedcovered or wrapped with a bandage
allbound, destinedheaded or intending to head in a certain direction
allboundbound by an oath
allbound, apprenticed, articled, indenturedbound by contract
allboundconfined in the bowels
NOUNshapebound, boundary, edgea line determining the limits of an area
locationbound, boundary, boundsthe line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
attributebound, limit, boundarythe greatest possible degree of something
actbound, leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bouncea light / light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
bound > pronunciation
Soundsbaw'nd
Rhymesabound ... wound: 56 rhymes with awnd...
English > bound: 17 senses > adjective 1
MeaningConfined by bonds.
Example"bound and gagged hostages"
Narrowerchained, enchainedBound with chains
fettered, shackledBound by chains fastened around the ankles
furled, rolledrolled ... / rolled up and secured
pinionedBound fast especially having the arms restrained
tetheredConfined or restricted with or as if with a rope or chain
trussed, tiedBound or secured closely
wiredTied or bound with wire
See alsounfreehampered and not free
Oppositeunboundnot restrained or tied down by bonds
Spanishatado
Catalanlligat
English > bound: 17 senses > adjective 2
Meaningheld with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union.
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
physics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Narrowerconjugate, conjugatedOf an organic compound
conjugate, conjugatedformed by the union of two compounds
Oppositefreeunconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion
Spanishligado
English > bound: 17 senses > adjective 3
MeaningSecured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form.
Examples
  • "bound volumes"
  • "leather-bound volumes"
NarrowerbrassboundHaving trim or fittings of brass
casedenclosed in a case / case / case
half-bound(of books) having the back bound in one material and the sides in another
paperback, paperbacked(of books) having a flexible binding
well-bound(of books) having a sturdy and attractive binding
Oppositeunboundnot secured within a cover
Spanishencuadernado
Catalanenquadernat
English > bound: 17 senses > adjective 4
Meaning(usually followed by 'to') governed by fate.
Example"bound to happen"
Synonymdestined
Broadercertain, sureCertain to occur
Spanishcondenado, destinado, predestinado, predeterminado
Catalancondemnat, destinat, predestinat, predeterminat
English > bound: 17 senses > adjective 5
MeaningCovered or wrapped with a bandage.
Example "an injury bound in fresh gauze"
Synonymbandaged
BroadertreatedGiven medical care or treatment
Spanishvendado
English > bound: 17 senses > adjective 6
Meaningheaded or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in 'college-bound students'.
Example"children bound for school"
Synonymdestined
Broaderoriented, orientatedAdjusted or located in relation to surroundings or circumstances
Spanishdestinado
English > bound: 17 senses > adjective 7
MeaningBound by an oath.
Example"a bound official"
BroaderswornBound by or stated on oath
English > bound: 17 senses > adjective 8
MeaningBound by contract.
Synonymsapprenticed, articled, indentured
Broaderunfreehampered and not free
English > bound: 17 senses > adjective 9
MeaningConfined in the bowels.
Example"he is bound in the belly"
BroaderconstipatedHave difficult or incomplete or infrequent evacuation of the bowels
English > bound: 17 senses > noun 1, shape
MeaningA line determining the limits of an area.
Synonymsboundary, edge
Narrowerbrink, threshold, vergeA region marking a boundary
lower bound(mathematics) a number equal to or less than any other number in a given set
margin, border, perimeterThe boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
periphery, fringe, outer boundaryThe outside boundary or surface of something
rimThe shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object
thalwegThe middle of the chief navigable channel of a waterway that forms the boundary line between states / states
upper bound(mathematics) a number equal to or greater than any other number in a given set
BroaderlineA length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness
Spanishborde, frontera, límite
Catalanfrontera, límit, vora
Verbsboundplace limits on (extent or access)
boundform the boundary / boundary of
English > bound: 17 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningThe line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something.
Synonymsboundary, bounds
InstancesMohorovicic discontinuity, MohoThe boundary between the Earth's crust and the underlying mantle
RubiconThe boundary in ancient times between Italy and Gaul
Narrowerboundary line, border, borderline, delimitation, meteA line that indicates a boundary
bourn, bourneAn archaic term for a boundary
city lineThe boundary of a city
county lineThe boundary between two counties / counties
district lineThe boundary between two districts
edge, borderThe boundary of a surface
endA boundary marking the extremities of something
frontierAn international boundary or the area (often fortified) immediately inside the boundary
hairlineThe natural margin formed by hair on the head
heliopauseThe boundary marking the edge of the sun's influence
limit, demarcation, demarcation lineThe boundary of a specific area
outline, lineationThe line that appears to bound an object
shorelineA boundary line between land and water
surfaceThe extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object
BroaderextremityThe outermost or farthest region or point
Spanishfrontera, límite
Catalanfrontera, límit
Verbsboundplace limits on (extent or access)
boundform the boundary / boundary of
English > bound: 17 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe greatest possible degree of something.
Example"what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"
Synonymslimit, boundary
Narrowerknife-edgeA narrow boundary
starkness, absoluteness, utternessThe quality of being complete or utter or extreme / extreme
thermal barrier, heat barrierA limit to high speed flight imposed by aerodynamic heating
utmost, uttermost, maximum, level bestThe greatest possible degree
verge, brinkThe limit beyond which something happens / happens or changes
BroaderextentThe distance or area or volume over which something extends
Spanishfrontera, límite, raya
Catalanfrontera, límit, ratlla
English > bound: 17 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningA light / light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards.
Synonymsleap, leaping, spring, saltation, bounce
Narrowercaper, caprioleA playful leap or hop
pounceThe act of pouncing
Broaderjump, jumpingThe act of jumping
Spanishbrinco, salto
Catalanbot, salt
Verbsboundspring back
boundmove forward by leaps and bounds
English > bound: 17 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove forward by leaps and bounds.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"The horse bounded across the meadow"
Synonymsjump, leap, spring
Caused byjump, leapCause to jump or leap
Narrowerbounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochetspring back
bounceleap suddenly
burstMove suddenly, energetically, or violently
caperJump about playfully
capriolePerform a capriole, of horses in dressage
curvetPerform a leap where both hind legs come off the ground, of a horse
galumphMove around heavily and clumsily
hop, skip, hop-skipJump lightly
hopmake a jump forward or upward
leapfrogJump across
pronkJump straight up
saltateleap or skip / skip, often in dancing
ski jumpjump on skis
vaultBound vigorously
vault, overleapJump across or leap over (an obstacle)
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishbotar, brincar, saltar
Catalanabalançar-se, botar, precipitar-se, saltar
Nounsbounda light / light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
boundersomeone who bounds or leaps (as in competition)
English > bound: 17 senses > verb 2, stative
Meaningform the boundary / boundary of; be contiguous to.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymborder
NarrowershoreServe as a shore to
skirtform the edge of
vergeborder on
Broaderenclose, hold in, confineClose in
Spanishbordear, confinar, limitar
Catalancircumscriure, confinar, limitar, vorellar, voretar
Nounsboundary, boundthe line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
boundary, bounda line determining the limits of an area
English > bound: 17 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningplace limits on (extent or access).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsrestrict, trammel, limit, confine, throttle
Narrowerclamp down, crack downrepress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable)
demarcate, delimit, delimitateSet, mark, or draw the boundaries of something
draw the line, draw a lineReasonably object (to) or set a limit (on)
gaterestrict (school boys') movement to the dormitory / dormitory or campus as a means / means of punishment
hamper, halter, cramp, strangleprevent the progress or free movement of
mark off, mark outSet boundaries to and delimit
reduce, tightenNarrow or limit
restrain, encumber, cumberhold back
scant, skimpLimit in quality or quantity
stiffen, tighten, tighten up, constrainrestrict
tieLimit or restrict to
Spanishestrangular, limitar, restringir
Catalanestrangular, limitar, restringir
Nounsboundthe line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
bounda line determining the limits of an area
English > bound: 17 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningspring back; spring away from an impact.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymsbounce, resile, take a hop, spring, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet
Narrowercaromrebound after hitting
kick back, recoil, kickspring back, as from a forceful thrust
skip, bound offbound off one point after another
Broaderjump, leap, bound, springMove forward by leaps and bounds
Spanishrebotar
Catalanrebotar, rebotre
Nounsbounda light / light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

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