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imp. & p. p. of Bind.


(p. p. & a.) Restrained by a hand, rope, chain, fetters, or the like.


(v. t.) To cause to rebound; to throw so that it will rebound; as, to bound a ball on the floor.


(n.) A leap; an elastic spring; a jump.


(n.) Spring from one foot to the other.


(n.) 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.


(p. p. & a.) Resolved; as, I am bound to do it.


(v. t.) To make to bound or leap; as, to bound a horse.


(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.


(p. p. & a.) Inclosed in a binding or cover; as, a bound volume.


(p. p. & a.) Constipated; costive.


(v. i.) To rebound, as an elastic ball.


(imp.) of Bind


(p. p.) of Bind


(v. i.) 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.


(v. t.) To name the boundaries of; as, to bound France.


(v. t.) 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.


(p. p. & a.) Under legal or moral restraint or obligation.


(p. p. & a.) Constrained or compelled; destined; certain; - followed by the infinitive; as, he is bound to succeed; he is bound to fail.


(n.) Rebound; as, the bound of a ball.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Bound'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. 1828.

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