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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)

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.

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."