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Definition of "bound" []

  • To leap forward or upward; spring. (verb-intransitive)
  • To progress by forward leaps or springs. (verb-intransitive)
  • To bounce; rebound. (verb-intransitive)
  • A leap; a jump. (noun)
  • A rebound; a bounce. (noun)
  • In bonds or chains; tied with or as if with a rope (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Restricted; confined (adjective)
  • Destined; sure; certain (adjective)
  • Compelled or obliged to act, behave, or think in a particular way, as by duty, circumstance, or convention (adjective)
  • (of a book) secured within a cover or binding (adjective)
  • Resolved; determined (adjective)
  • Denoting a morpheme, such as the prefix non-, that occurs only as part of another word and not as a separate word in itself (adjective)
  • (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 (adjective)
  • (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) (Fx → bxy), x is bound and y is free (adjective)

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Use "bound" in a sentence
  • "If later courts were not bound to follow erroneous decisions, then they would only be ˜bound™ by earlier, correct judgments."
  • "BoC says Canada to gain from U.S. growth spurt forest products sector, in particular, are bound to witness increases in U. S.-bound sales growth, the"
  • "Only the title bound Cavaliers were able to hold home court so far tonight, as they pummeled the Pistons behind 38 points, 8 rebounds and 7 dimes from King James."