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bound

noun

1 bound

A line determining the limits of an area.

synonyms: boundary, edge.

Dutch: grens, grenslijn, grenslinie



2 bound

The line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something.

synonyms: boundary, bounds.

Dutch: grenslijn, grenslinie
Polish: granica, linia

3 bound

The greatest possible degree of something:
— What he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior.

synonyms: boundary, limit.

Dutch: grens, kaap, limiet
Polish: granica

4 bound

A light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards.

synonyms: bounce, leap, leaping, saltation, spring.

Roget 309: leap, jump, hop, spring, bound, vault, saltation.    ance, caper; curvet, caracole; gambade, gambado; capriole, ... show more

verb

1 bound

Move forward by leaps and bounds:
— The horse bounded across the meadow.

synonyms: jump, leap, spring.

Roget 309: leap; jump up, jump over the moon; hop, spring, bound, vault, ramp, cut capers, trip, skip, dance, caper; ... show more

Roget 274: move quickly, trip, fisk; speed, hie, hasten, post, spank, scuttle; scud, scuddle; scour, scour the plain; scamper; ... show more

Dutch: opschrikken, opspringen, springen, voordringen

2 bound

Form the boundary of; be contiguous to.

synonym: border.

3 bound

Place limits on (extent or amount or access).

synonyms: confine, limit, restrict, throttle, trammel.

Roget 229: circumscribe, limit, bound, confine, inclose; surround etc. 227; compass about; imprison etc. (restrain) 751; hedge in, ... show more

Dutch: begrenzen, bepalen, beperken, indammen, inkrimpen, inperken, limiteren, terugdringen, volstaan

4 bound

Spring back; spring away from an impact.

synonyms: bounce, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, spring, take a hop.

Dutch: veren, zwiepen

adjective

1 bound

Confined by bonds.

Roget 768: promising etc. v.; promissory; votive; under hand and seal, upon oath.    promised etc. v.; affianced, pledged, bound; ... show more

Roget 474: certain, sure, assured etc. v.; solid, well-founded.    unqualified, absolute, positive, determinate, definite, clear, ... show more

2 bound

Held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union.

3 bound

Secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form.

4 bound

usually followed by `to' Governed by fate:
— Bound to happen.

synonym: destined.

5 bound

Covered or wrapped with a bandage:
— An injury bound in fresh gauze.

synonym: bandaged.

6 bound

Headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in `college-bound students':
— Children bound for school.

synonym: destined.

7 bound

Bound by an oath.

8 bound

Bound by contract.

synonyms: apprenticed, articled, indentured.

9 bound

Confined in the bowels.


adverb

Roget 926: with a safe conscience, as in duty, bound, on one's own responsibility, at one's own risk, suo periculo [Lat.]; in foro conscientiae [Lat.]; quamdiu se bene gesserit [Lat.].   

Moby thesaurus: Highland fling, absolute, adjoin, affianced, affiliate, affiliated, allied, and jump, apodictic, apprenticed, articled, assembled, associate, associated, assured, backfire, backlash, backlashing, banded together, barred ... show more.

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bind

noun

1 bind

Something that hinders as if with bonds.

Polish: pęta

verb

1 bind

Stick to firmly.

synonyms: adhere, bond, hold fast, stick, stick to.

Roget 223: cover; superpose, superimpose; overlay, overspread; wrap etc. 225; encase, incase; face, case, veneer, ... show more

Dutch: hechten, houden, vasthouden, vastzetten

2 bind

Create social or emotional ties.

synonyms: attach, bond, tie.

Roget 43: join, unite; conjoin, connect; associate; put together, lay together, clap together, hang together, lump together, hold together, piece together [Fr.], tack together, fix together, ... show more

3 bind

Make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope.

4 bind

Wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose.

synonym: bandage.

5 bind

Secure with or as if with ropes.

synonyms: tie down, tie up, truss.

Roget 744: compel, force, make, drive, coerce, constrain, enforce, necessitate, oblige.    force upon, press; cram down the throat, thrust down the throat, force down the throat; ... show more

Roget 770: make terms, come to terms etc. (contract) 769; make it a condition, stipulate, insist upon, make a point of; bind, tie up.   

Dutch: binden, knevelen, vastbinden

6 bind

Bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted.

synonyms: hold, obligate, oblige.

Roget 926: be the duty of; be incumbent etc. adj.. on, be responsible etc. adj.; behoove, become, befit, beseem; belong to, pertain to; ... show more

Dutch: een plezier doen, verplichten

7 bind

Provide with a binding.

Dutch: binden, boekbinden, inbinden

8 bind

Fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord.

synonym: tie.

Dutch: verbinden, aanbinden, aanhechten, binden, knevelen, vastbinden

9 bind

Form a chemical bond with.

Dutch: binden

10 bind

Cause to be constipated.

synonym: constipate.

Dutch: stoppen


Moby thesaurus: accept obligation, adjoin, afterthought, agglutinate, agree to, ally, anchor, annoyance, answer for, apply, apprentice, article, associate, attach, band, bandage, bar, be answerable for, be responsible for, be security for ... show more.

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