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Dictionary definition for: Bound

1. (n) a line determining the limits of an area

2. (a) held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union

3. (v) move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow" "The child leapt across the puddle" "Can you jump over the fence?"

4. (a) confined by bonds; "bound and gagged hostages"

5. (n) the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

6. (v) form the boundary of; be contiguous to

7. (a) secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form; "bound volumes" "leather-bound volumes"

8. (n) a light springing movement upwards or forwards

9. (v) place limits on (extent or access) "restrict the use of this parking lot" "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

10. (v) spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced" "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

11. (s) covered or wrapped with a bandage; "the bandaged wound on the back of his head" "an injury bound in fresh gauze"

12. (s) headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in "college-bound students" "children bound for school" "a flight destined for New York"

13. (s) bound by an oath; "a bound official"

14. (s) bound by contract

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