English adjective: bound
|1.||bound confined by bonds|
|Samples||Bound and gagged hostages.|
|Similar||chained, enchained, fettered, furled, pinioned, rolled, shackled, tethered, tied, trussed, wired|
|2.||bound held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union|
|Similar||conjugate, conjugate, conjugated, conjugated|
|Domain category||chemical science, chemistry, natural philosophy, physics|
|3.||bound secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form|
|Similar||brassbound, cased, half-bound, paperback, paperbacked, well-bound|
|4.||bound (usually followed by `to') governed by fate|
|Samples||Bound to happen.|
An old house destined to be demolished.
He is destined to be famous.
|5.||bound covered or wrapped with a bandage|
|Samples||The bandaged wound on the back of his head.|
An injury bound in fresh gauze.
|6.||bound headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in `college-bound students'|
|Samples||Children bound for school.|
A flight destined for New York.
|7.||bound bound by an oath|
|Samples||A bound official.|
|8.||bound bound by contract|
|Synonyms||apprenticed, articled, indentured|
|9.||bound confined in the bowels|
|Samples||He is bound in the belly.|
English noun: bound
|1.||bound (shape) a line determining the limits of an area|
|Narrower (hyponym)||border, brink, fringe, lower bound, margin, outer boundary, perimeter, periphery, rim, thalweg, threshold, upper bound, verge|
|2.||bound (location) the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something|
|Narrower (hyponym)||border, border, borderline, boundary line, bourn, bourne, city line, county line, delimitation, demarcation, demarcation line, district line, edge, end, frontier, hairline, heliopause, limit, lineation, mete, outline, shoreline, surface|
|Instance hyponym||Moho, Mohorovicic discontinuity, Rubicon|
|3.||bound (attribute) the greatest possible degree of something|
|Samples||What he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior.|
To the limit of his ability.
|Narrower (hyponym)||absoluteness, brink, heat barrier, knife-edge, level best, maximum, starkness, thermal barrier, utmost, uttermost, utterness, verge|
|4.||bound (act) a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards|
|Synonyms||bounce, leap, leaping, saltation, spring|
|Broader (hypernym)||jump, jumping|
|Narrower (hyponym)||caper, capriole, pounce|
English verb: bound
|1.||bound (motion) move forward by leaps and bounds|
|Samples||The horse bounded across the meadow.|
The child leapt across the puddle.
Can you jump over the fence?.
|Synonyms||jump, leap, spring|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s.|
Somebody ----s PP
|Narrower (hyponym)||bounce, bounce, bound, burst, caper, capriole, curvet, galumph, hop, hop, hop-skip, leapfrog, overleap, pronk, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, saltate, ski jump, skip, spring, take a hop, vault, vault|
|2.||bound (stative) form the boundary of; be contiguous to|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||confine, enclose, hold in|
|Narrower (hyponym)||shore, skirt, verge|
|3.||bound (change) place limits on (extent or access)|
|Samples||Restrict the use of this parking lot.|
Limit the time you can spend with your friends.
|Synonyms||confine, limit, restrain, restrict, throttle, trammel|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP
|Broader (hypernym)||check, contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, moderate|
|Narrower (hyponym)||baffle, clamp down, constrain, constrain, crack down, cramp, cumber, draw a line, draw the line, encumber, gate, halter, hamper, harness, inhibit, mark off, mark out, reduce, regulate, rein, restrain, rule, stiffen, strangle, tie, tighten, tighten, tighten up|
|4.||bound (motion) spring back; spring away from an impact|
|Samples||The rubber ball bounced.|
These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide.
|Synonyms||bounce, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, spring, take a hop|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s.|
Something is ----ing PP
|Broader (hypernym)||bound, jump, leap, spring|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bound off, carom, kick, kick back, recoil, skip|