Meaning of BOUND in English


imp. & ·p.p. of bind.

2. bound ·impf of bind.

3. bound ·p.p. of bind.

4. bound ·vi to rebound, as an elastic ball.

5. bound ·noun rebound; as, the bound of a ball.

6. bound ·noun a leap; an elastic spring; a jump.

7. bound ·noun spring from one foot to the other.

8. bound ·p.p. & ·adj constipated; costive.

9. bound ·vt to make to bound or leap; as, to bound a horse.

10. bound ·vt to name the boundaries of; as, to bound france.

11. bound ·p.p. & ·adj resolved; as, i am bound to do it.

12. bound ·p.p. & ·adj under legal or moral restraint or obligation.

13. bound ·p.p. & ·adj inclosed in a binding or cover; as, a bound volume.

14. bound ·p.p. & ·adj restrained by a hand, rope, chain, fetters, or the like.

15. bound ·vt to cause to rebound; to throw so that it will rebound; as, to bound a ball on the floor.

xvi. bound ·p.p. & ·adj constrained or compelled; destined; certain;

— followed by the infinitive; as, he is bound to succeed; he is bound to fail.

xvii. bound ·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.

xviii. bound ·vi 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.

xix. bound ·noun 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.

xx. bound ·vt 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.

Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Webster.