Dictionary Results for bound


1. bound - noun

· a line determining the limits of an area

Synonym(s): boundary, edge

Hypernym(s): line




2. bound - noun

· the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

Synonym(s): boundary, bounds

Hypernym(s): extremity




3. bound - noun

· 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, boundary

Hypernym(s): extent




4. bound - noun

· a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

Synonym(s): leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bounce

Hypernym(s): jump, jumping




5. bound - verb

· 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, spring

Hypernym(s): move




6. bound - verb

· form the boundary of; be contiguous to

Synonym(s): border

Hypernym(s): enclose, hold_in, confine




7. bound - verb

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

Synonym(s): restrict, trammel, limit, confine, throttle




8. bound - verb

· 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, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet

Hypernym(s): jump, leap, bound, spring




9. bind - verb

· stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"

Synonym(s): adhere, hold_fast, bond, stick, stick_to

Hypernym(s): attach




10. bind - verb

· create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"

Synonym(s): tie, attach, bond

Hypernym(s): relate




11. bind - verb

· make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope; "The Chinese would bind the feet of their women"

Hypernym(s): attach

Antonym(s): unbind




12. bind - verb

· wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose

Synonym(s): bandage

Hypernym(s): fasten, fix, secure




13. bind - verb

· secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"

Synonym(s): tie_down, tie_up, truss

Hypernym(s): restrain, confine, hold, constrain




14. bind - verb

· bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"

Synonym(s): oblige, hold, obligate

Hypernym(s): relate




15. bind - verb

· provide with a binding; "bind the books in leather"

Hypernym(s): cover




16. bind - verb

· fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"

Synonym(s): tie

Hypernym(s): fasten, fix, secure




17. bind - verb

· form a chemical bond with; "The hydrogen binds the oxygen"

Hypernym(s): adhere, hold_fast, bond, bind, stick, stick_to




18. bind - verb

· cause to be constipated; "These foods tend to constipate you"

Synonym(s): constipate

Hypernym(s): indispose




19. bound - adjective

· confined by bonds; "bound and gagged hostages"

Antonym(s): unbound




20. bound - adjective

· held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union

Antonym(s): free




21. bound - adjective

· secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form; "bound volumes"; "leather-bound volumes"

Antonym(s): unbound




22. bound - adjective

· (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): destined




23. bound - adjective

· covered or wrapped with a bandage; "the bandaged wound on the back of his head"; "an injury bound in fresh gauze"

Synonym(s): bandaged




24. bound - adjective

· 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): destined




25. bound - adjective

· bound by an oath; "a bound official"




26. bound - adjective

· bound by contract

Synonym(s): apprenticed, articled, indentured




27. bound - adjective

· confined in the bowels; "he is bound in the belly"





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