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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. confined by bonds; "bound and gagged hostages" [ant: unbound]
  2. held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union
    Antonym(s): free
  3. secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form; "bound volumes"; "leather-bound volumes"
    Antonym(s): unbound
  4. (usually followed by `to') governed by fate; "bound to happen"; "an old house destined to be demolished"; "he is destined to be famous"
    Synonym(s): bound(p), destined
  5. covered or wrapped with a bandage; "the bandaged wound on the back of his head"; "an injury bound in fresh gauze"
    Synonym(s): bandaged, bound
  6. 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"
    Synonym(s): bound, destined
  7. bound by an oath; "a bound official"
  8. bound by contract
    Synonym(s): apprenticed, articled, bound, indentured
  9. confined in the bowels; "he is bound in the belly"
  1. a line determining the limits of an area [syn: boundary, edge, bound]
  2. the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
    Synonym(s): boundary, bound, bounds
  3. the greatest possible degree of something; "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability"
    Synonym(s): limit, bound, boundary
  4. a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
    Synonym(s): leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce
  1. move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"
    Synonym(s): jump, leap, bound, spring
  2. form the boundary of; be contiguous to
    Synonym(s): bound, border
  3. place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
    Synonym(s): restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle
  4. spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
    Synonym(s): bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bind \Bind\, v. t. [imp. {Bound}; p. p. {Bound}, formerly
      {Bounden}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Binding}.] [AS. bindan, perfect
      tense band, bundon, p. p. bunden; akin to D. & G. binden,
      Dan. binde, Sw. & Icel. binda, Goth. bindan, Skr. bandh (for
      bhandh) to bind, cf. Gr. [?] (for [?]) cable, and L.
      offendix. [root]90.]
      1. To tie, or confine with a cord, band, ligature, chain,
            etc.; to fetter; to make fast; as, to bind grain in
            bundles; to bind a prisoner.
      2. To confine, restrain, or hold by physical force or
            influence of any kind; as, attraction binds the planets to
            the sun; frost binds the earth, or the streams.
                     He bindeth the floods from overflowing. --Job
                                                                              xxviii. 11.
                     Whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years.
                                                                              --Luke xiii.
      3. To cover, as with a bandage; to bandage or dress; --
            sometimes with up; as, to bind up a wound.
      4. To make fast ( a thing) about or upon something, as by
            tying; to encircle with something; as, to bind a belt
            about one; to bind a compress upon a part.
      5. To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action;
            as, certain drugs bind the bowels.
      6. To protect or strengthen by a band or binding, as the edge
            of a carpet or garment.
      7. To sew or fasten together, and inclose in a cover; as, to
            bind a book.
      8. Fig.: To oblige, restrain, or hold, by authority, law,
            duty, promise, vow, affection, or other moral tie; as, to
            bind the conscience; to bind by kindness; bound by
            affection; commerce binds nations to each other.
                     Who made our laws to bind us, not himself. --Milton.
      9. (Law)
            (a) To bring (any one) under definite legal obligations;
                  esp. under the obligation of a bond or covenant.
            (b) To place under legal obligation to serve; to
                  indenture; as, to bind an apprentice; -- sometimes
                  with out; as, bound out to service.
      {To bind over}, to put under bonds to do something, as to
            appear at court, to keep the peace, etc.
      {To bind to}, to contract; as, to bind one's self to a wife.
      {To bind up in}, to cause to be wholly engrossed with; to
            absorb in.
      Syn: To fetter; tie; fasten; restrain; restrict; oblige.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bound \Bound\, a. [Past p. of OE. bounen to prepare, fr. boun
      ready, prepared, fr. Icel. b[umac]inn, p. p. of b[umac]a to
      dwell, prepare; akin to E. boor and bower. See {Bond}, a.,
      and cf. {Busk}, v.]
      Ready or intending to go; on the way toward; going; -- with
      to or for, or with an adverb of motion; as, a ship is bound
      to Cadiz, or for Cadiz. [bd]The mariner bound homeward.[b8]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bound \Bound\, n. [OE. bounde, bunne, OF. bonne, bonde, bodne,
      F. borne, fr. LL. bodina, bodena, bonna; prob. of Celtic
      origin; cf. Arm. bonn boundary, limit, and boden, bod, a tuft
      or cluster of trees, by which a boundary or limit could be
      marked. Cf. {Bourne}.]
      The external or limiting line, either real or imaginary, of
      any object or space; that which limits or restrains, or
      within which something is limited or restrained; limit;
      confine; extent; boundary.
               He hath compassed the waters with bounds. --Job xxvi.
               On earth's remotest bounds.                     --Campbell.
               And mete the bounds of hate and love.      --Tennyson.
      {To keep within bounds}, not to exceed or pass beyond
            assigned limits; to act with propriety or discretion.
      Syn: See {Boundary}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bound \Bound\, v. t.
      1. To make to bound or leap; as, to bound a horse. [R.]
      2. To cause to rebound; to throw so that it will rebound; as,
            to bound a ball on the floor. [Collog.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bound \Bound\, n.
      1. A leap; an elastic spring; a jump.
                     A bound of graceful hardihood.            --Wordsworth.
      2. Rebound; as, the bound of a ball. --Johnson.
      3. (Dancing) Spring from one foot to the other.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bound \Bound\,
      imp. & p. p. of {Bind}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bound \Bound\, p. p. & a.
      1. Restrained by a hand, rope, chain, fetters, or the like.
      2. Inclosed in a binding or cover; as, a bound volume.
      3. Under legal or moral restraint or obligation.
      4. Constrained or compelled; destined; certain; -- followed
            by the infinitive; as, he is bound to succeed; he is bound
            to fail.
      5. Resolved; as, I am bound to do it. [Collog. U. S.]
      6. Constipated; costive.
      Note: Used also in composition; as, icebound, windbound,
               hidebound, etc.
      {Bound bailiff} (Eng. Law), a sheriff's officer who serves
            writs, makes arrests, etc. The sheriff being answerable
            for the bailiff's misdemeanors, the bailiff is usually
            under bond for the faithful discharge of his trust.
      {Bound up in}, entirely devoted to; inseparable from.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bound \Bound\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bounded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      1. To limit; to terminate; to fix the furthest point of
            extension of; -- said of natural or of moral objects; to
            lie along, or form, a boundary of; to inclose; to
            circumscribe; to restrain; to confine.
                     Where full measure only bounds excess. --Milton.
                     Phlegethon . . . Whose fiery flood the burning
                     empire bounds.                                    --Dryden.
      2. To name the boundaries of; as, to bound France.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bound \Bound\, v. i. [F. bondir to leap, OF. bondir, bundir, to
      leap, resound, fr. L. bombitare to buzz, hum, fr. bombus a
      humming, buzzing. See {Bomb}.]
      1. To move with a sudden spring or leap, or with a succession
            of springs or leaps; as the beast bounded from his den;
            the herd bounded across the plain.
                     Before his lord the ready spaniel bounds. --Pope.
                     And the waves bound beneath me as a steed That knows
                     his rider.                                          --Byron.
      2. To rebound, as an elastic ball.
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