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bound         

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      vb  
1       the past tense and past participle of       bind  
      adj  
2    in bonds or chains; tied with or as if with a rope  
a bound prisoner     
3    in combination   restricted; confined  
housebound, fogbound     
4    postpositive, foll by an infinitive   destined; sure; certain  
it's bound to happen     
5    postpositive, often foll by: by   compelled or obliged to act, behave, or think in a particular way, as by duty, circumstance, or convention  
6    (of a book) secured within a cover or binding  
to deliver bound books         See also       half-bound  
7    postpositive, foll by: on     (U.S.)   resolved; determined  
bound on winning     
8      (Linguistics)  
a    denoting a morpheme, such as the prefix non-, that occurs only as part of another word and not as a separate word in itself  
   Compare       free       21  
b    (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 clause  
9      (Logic)   (of a variable) occurring within the scope of a quantifier that indicates the degree of generality of the open sentence in which the variable occurs: in (x) (Fx <arrow> bxy), x is bound and y is free  
   Compare       free       22  
10    bound up with   closely or inextricably linked with  
his irritability is bound up with his work     
11    I'll be bound   I am sure (something) is true  
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bound          [2]  
      vb  
1    to move forwards or make (one's way) by leaps or jumps  
2    to bounce; spring away from an impact  
      n  
3    a jump upwards or forwards  
4    by leaps and bounds   with unexpectedly rapid progess  
her condition improved by leaps and bounds     
5    a sudden pronounced sense of excitement  
his heart gave a sudden bound when he saw her     
6    a bounce, as of a ball  
     (C16: from Old French bond a leap, from bondir to jump, resound, from Vulgar Latin bombitire (unattested) to buzz, hum, from Latin bombus booming sound)  

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bound          [3]  
      vb  
1    tr   to place restrictions on; limit  
2    when intr, foll by: on   to form a boundary of (an area of land or sea, political or administrative region, etc.)  
      n  
3      (Maths)  
a    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       1  
b    more generally, an element of an ordered set that has the same ordering relation to all the members of a given subset  
c    whence, an estimate of the extent of some set  
4       See       bounds  
     (C13: from Old French bonde, from Medieval Latin bodina, of Gaulish origin)  

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bound          [4]  
      adj  
a    postpositive, often foll by: for   going or intending to go towards; on the way to  
a ship bound for Jamaica, homeward bound     
b    (in combination)  
northbound traffic     
     (C13: from Old Norse buinn, past participle of bua to prepare)  

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bound         

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      adj  
1    cased, fastened, fixed, pinioned, secured, tied, tied up  
2    certain, destined, doomed, fated, sure  
3    beholden, committed, compelled, constrained, duty-bound, forced, obligated, obliged, pledged, required  

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bound          [2]  
      vb  
      n   bob, bounce, caper, frisk, gambol, hurdle, jump, leap, lope, pounce, prance, skip, spring, vault  

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bound          [3]  
      n  
1      (usually plural)    border, boundary, confine, edge, extremity, fringe, limit, line, march, margin, pale, periphery, rim, termination, verge  
2    out of bounds      banned, barred, forbidden, off-limits     (chiefly U.S. military)   prohibited, taboo  
      vb  
3    circumscribe, confine, define, delimit, demarcate, encircle, enclose, hem in, limit, restrain, restrict, surround, terminate  

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