Meaning of BOUND in English


1. v. & n.


1. a spring, leap (bounded out of bed). b walk or run with leaping strides.

2 (of a ball etc.) recoil from a wall or the ground; bounce.


1. a springy movement upwards or outwards; a leap.

2 a bounce.

Phrases and idioms:

by leaps and bounds see LEAP.

Etymology: F bond, bondir (orig. of sound) f. LL bombitare f. L bombus hum 2. n. & v.

--n. (usu. in pl.)

1. a limitation; a restriction (beyond the bounds of possibility).

2 a border of a territory; a boundary.

1. (esp. in passive; foll. by by) set bounds to; limit (views bounded by prejudice).

2 be the boundary of.

Phrases and idioms:

out of bounds

1. outside the part of a school etc. in which one is allowed to be.

2 beyond what is acceptable; forbidden.

Etymology: ME f. AF bounde, OF bonde etc., f. med.L bodina, earlier butina, of unkn. orig. 3. adj.1 (usu. foll. by for) ready to start or having started (bound for stardom).

2 (in comb.) moving in a specified direction (northbound; outward bound).

Etymology: ME f. ON b{uacute}inn past part. of b{uacute}a get ready: -d euphonic, or partly after BIND(1) 4. past and past part. of BIND.

Phrases and idioms:

bound to certain to (he's bound to come).

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.