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Bound vs. Bonded

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  • Bound (verb)

    simple past tense and past participle of bind

    "I bound the splint to my leg."

    "I had bound the splint with duct tape."

  • Bound (verb)

    To surround a territory or other geographical entity.

    "France, Portugal, Gibraltar and Andorra bound Spain."

    "Kansas is bounded by Nebraska on the north, Missouri on the east, Oklahoma on the south and Colorado on the west."

  • Bound (verb)

    To be the boundary of.

  • Bound (verb)

    To leap, move by jumping.

    "The rabbit bounded down the lane."

  • Bound (verb)

    To cause to leap.

    "to bound a horse"

  • Bound (verb)

    To rebound; to bounce.

    "a rubber ball bounds on the floor"

  • Bound (verb)

    To cause to rebound; to throw so that it will rebound; to bounce.

    "to bound a ball on the floor''"

  • Bound (adjective)

    Obliged (to).

    "You are not legally bound to reply."

  • Bound (adjective)

    Very likely (to), certain to

    "They were bound to come into conflict eventually."

  • Bound (adjective)

    That cannot stand alone as a free word.

  • Bound (adjective)

    Constrained by a quantifier.

  • Bound (adjective)

    Constipated; costive.

  • Bound (adjective)

    Confined or restricted to a certain place; e.g. railbound.

  • Bound (adjective)

    Unable to move in certain conditions; e.g. snowbound.

  • Bound (adjective)

    Ready, prepared.

  • Bound (adjective)

    Ready to start or go (to); moving in the direction (of).

    "Which way are you bound?"

    "Is that message bound for me?"

  • Bound (noun)

    A boundary, the border which one must cross in order to enter or leave a territory.

    "I reached the northern bound of my property, took a deep breath and walked on."

    "Somewhere within these bounds you may find a buried treasure."

  • Bound (noun)

    A value which is known to be greater or smaller than a given set of values.

  • Bound (noun)

    A sizeable jump, great leap.

    "The deer crossed the stream in a single bound."

  • Bound (noun)

    A spring from one foot to the other in dancing.

  • Bound (noun)

    A bounce; a rebound.

    "the bound of a ball''"

  • Bonded (verb)

    simple past tense and past participle of bond

  • Bonded (adjective)

    Secured by bond.

    "bonded duties"

Wiktionary
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Oxford Dictionary
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  • 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.

  • Bound (noun)

    A leap; an elastic spring; a jump.

  • Bound (noun)

    Rebound; as, the bound of a ball.

  • Bound (noun)

    Spring from one foot to the other.

  • Bound

    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.

  • Bound

    To name the boundaries of; as, to bound France.

  • Bound

    To make to bound or leap; as, to bound a horse.

  • Bound

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

  • Bound

    imp. & p. p. of Bind.

  • Bound (verb)

    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.

  • Bound (verb)

    To rebound, as an elastic ball.

  • Bound (adjective)

    Restrained by a hand, rope, chain, fetters, or the like.

  • Bound (adjective)

    Inclosed in a binding or cover; as, a bound volume.

  • Bound (adjective)

    Under legal or moral restraint or obligation.

  • Bound (adjective)

    Constrained or compelled; destined; certain; - followed by the infinitive; as, he is bound to succeed; he is bound to fail.

  • Bound (adjective)

    Resolved; as, I am bound to do it.

  • Bound (adjective)

    Constipated; costive.

  • Bound (adjective)

    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.

  • Bonded (adjective)

    Placed under, or covered by, a bond, as for the payment of duties, or for conformity to certain regulations.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Bound (noun)

    a line determining the limits of an area

  • Bound (noun)

    the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

  • Bound (noun)

    a light springing movement upwards or forwards

  • Bound (verb)

    move forward by leaps and bounds;

    "The horse bounded across the meadow"

    "The child leapt across the puddle"

    "Can you jump over the fence?"

  • Bound (verb)

    form the boundary of; be contiguous to

  • Bound (verb)

    place limits on (extent or access);

    "restrict the use of this parking lot"

    "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

  • Bound (verb)

    spring back; spring away from an impact;

    "The rubber ball bounced"

    "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

  • Bound (adjective)

    held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union

  • Bound (adjective)

    confined by bonds;

    "bound and gagged hostages"

  • Bound (adjective)

    secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form;

    "bound volumes"

    "leather-bound volumes"

  • Bound (adjective)

    (usually followed by `to') governed by fate;

    "bound to happen"

    "an old house destined to be demolished"

    "he is destined to be famous"

  • Bound (adjective)

    covered or wrapped with a bandage;

    "the bandaged wound on the back of his head"

    "an injury bound in fresh gauze"

  • Bound (adjective)

    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"

  • Bound (adjective)

    bound by an oath;

    "a bound official"

  • Bound (adjective)

    bound by contract

  • Bound (adjective)

    confined in the bowels;

    "he is bound in the belly"

  • Bonded (adjective)

    secured by written agreement

Princeton's WordNet

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