[boun, boon]

verb (used with or without object) Archaic.

to prepare; make ready.

Origin of boun

Middle English; see bound4 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for boun

Historical Examples of boun

  • He prayed for us, Massa and Missus, that we might be "boun' up in de belly-band of faith."

  • I'm a-gwine ter gi' you a frailin' dat I boun' you won't forgit.'

  • It's boun' to get a man—the big, white country is—if he stays too long from his kind.

    Connie Morgan in Alaska

    James B. Hendryx

  • "And it's boun' to'rd Whittlecup, I declare," added Mrs. Ogden.


    Philip Gilbert Hamerton

  • "Joe Duplan boun' to have his joke, him," said Sylveste, smiling uneasily.

    Bayou Folk

    Kate Chopin