Idioms about bound
- inseparably connected with.
- devoted or attached to: She is bound up in her teaching.
Origin of bound1
OTHER WORDS FROM boundboundness, noun
Words nearby bound
Other definitions for bound (2 of 6)
Origin of bound2
synonym study for bound
OTHER WORDS FROM boundbound·ing·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH boundbind, bound
Other definitions for bound (3 of 6)
- territories on or near a boundary.
- land within boundary lines.
Origin of bound3
OTHER WORDS FROM boundbound·a·ble, adjective
Other definitions for bound (4 of 6)
Origin of bound4
Other definitions for bound (5 of 6)
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How to use bound in a sentence
Some are afraid their homes are at risk if a fire escapes its bounds, or that the smoke will harm their health.
What’s more, our awareness of exactly what’s lurking out there has advanced by leaps and bounds—especially when it comes to the largest, most dangerous objects in our neighborhood.The World’s Space Agencies Are on a Quest to Deflect a (Harmless) Asteroid|Jason Dorrier|September 27, 2020|Singularity Hub
This means all the energy available to support life was historically bounded by the supply provided by photosynthetic organisms.
Though Deep Blue was meticulously programmed top-to-bottom to play chess, the approach was too labor-intensive, too dependent on clear rules and bounded possibilities to succeed at more complex games, let alone in the real world.DeepMind’s Newest AI Programs Itself to Make All the Right Decisions|Jason Dorrier|July 26, 2020|Singularity Hub
The neighborhood is bounded by University Boulevard, Cheery Creek, Downing Street, and 8th street.
That act forever sealed his feeling for the Chief, bound it up with the war, with violence, with the gun.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They were born in 51 countries and speak 59 foreign languages, but they seemed bound by a single purpose and resolve.
Bound together by mutual distrust, both sides end up lashing themselves to the mast of rigid law.
From 2012 to 2013, 31 men left Aarhus bound for combat in Syria.What the U.S. Can Learn from Europe About Dealing with Terrorists|Scott Beauchamp|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That is bound to put a dent in public confidence in the police.Idris Elba on Eric Garner, ‘Mi Mandela,’ and Selling Weed to Dave Chappelle|Marlow Stern|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the thirteenth of the same month they bound to the stake, in order to burn alive, a man who had two religious in his house.
A small book, bound in full purple calf, lay half hidden in a nest of fine tissue paper on the dressing-table.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
A good many children seem to be like savages in distinguishing those to whom one is bound to speak the truth.Children's Ways|James Sully
These officers are bound to maintayne themselves and families with food and rayment by their owne and their servant's industrie.
A flock of weary sheep pattered along the road, barnward bound, heavy eyed and bleating softly.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
British Dictionary definitions for bound (1 of 4)
- denoting a morpheme, such as the prefix non-, that occurs only as part of another word and not as a separate word in itselfCompare free (def. 21)
- (in systemic grammar) denoting a clause that has a nonfinite predicator or that is introduced by a binder, and that occurs only together with a freestanding clauseCompare freestanding
British Dictionary definitions for bound (2 of 4)
Word Origin for bound
British Dictionary definitions for bound (3 of 4)
- a number which is greater than all the members of a set of numbers (an upper bound), or less than all its members (a lower bound)See also bounded (def. 1)
- more generally, an element of an ordered set that has the same ordering relation to all the members of a given subset
- whence, an estimate of the extent of some set
Word Origin for bound
British Dictionary definitions for bound (4 of 4)
- (postpositive, often foll by for) going or intending to go towards; on the way toa ship bound for Jamaica; homeward bound
- (in combination)northbound traffic
Word Origin for bound
Other Idioms and Phrases with bound
In addition to the idioms beginning with bound
- bound and determined to
- bound for
- bound hand and foot
- bound to, be
- bound up in
- by leaps and bounds
- duty bound
- honor bound
- out of bounds
- within bounds
Also see underbind.