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Synonyms for bound

Noun

1. boundary, edge, bound, line
usage: a line determining the limits of an area
2. boundary, bound, bounds, extremity
usage: the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
3. limit, bound, boundary, extent
usage: the greatest possible degree of something; "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability"
4. leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce, jump, jumping
usage: a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

Verb

1. jump, leap, bound, spring, move
usage: move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"
2. bound, border, enclose, hold in, confine
usage: form the boundary of; be contiguous to
3. restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle, control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate
usage: place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
4. bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet, jump, leap, bound, spring
usage: spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

Verb

1. jump, leap, bound, spring, move
usage: stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
2. bound, border, enclose, hold in, confine
usage: create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
3. restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle, control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate
usage: make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope; "The Chinese would bind the feet of their women"
4. bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet, jump, leap, bound, spring
usage: wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
5. adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick to, attach
usage: secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"
6. bind, tie, attach, bond, relate
usage: bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"
7. bind, attach
usage: provide with a binding; "bind the books in leather"
8. bind, bandage, fasten, fix, secure
usage: fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"
9. tie down, tie up, bind, truss, restrain, confine, hold
usage: form a chemical bond with; "The hydrogen binds the oxygen"
10. oblige, bind, hold, obligate, relate
usage: cause to be constipated; "These foods tend to constipate you"

Adjective

1. bound (vs. unbound), chained, enchained, fettered, shackled, furled, rolled, pinioned, tethered, trussed, tied, wired, unfree
usage: confined by bonds; "bound and gagged hostages"
2. bound (vs. free), conjugate, conjugated, conjugate, conjugated
usage: held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union
3. bound (vs. unbound), brassbound, cased, half-bound, paperback, paperbacked, well-bound
usage: secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form; "bound volumes"; "leather-bound volumes"
4. bound(predicate), destined, certain (vs. uncertain), sure
usage: (usually followed by `to') governed by fate; "bound to happen"; "an old house destined to be demolished"; "he is destined to be famous"
5. bandaged, bound, treated (vs. untreated)
usage: covered or wrapped with a bandage; "the bandaged wound on the back of his head"; "an injury bound in fresh gauze"
6. bound, destined, oriented (vs. unoriented), orientated
usage: headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in `college-bound students'; "children bound for school"; "a flight destined for New York"
7. bound, sworn (vs. unsworn)
usage: bound by an oath; "a bound official"
8. apprenticed, articled, bound, indentured, unfree (vs. free)
usage: bound by contract
9. bound(predicate), constipated (vs. unconstipated)
usage: confined in the bowels; "he is bound in the belly"
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