Adjective "bound" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Walk or run with leaping strides.
  1. figurative 'shares bounded ahead in early dealing'
  2. 'As I sloshed into the house, Bobby came bounding down the stairs.'
  3. '‘Bye,’ he nearly whispered, before bounding down the hallway to meet up with the group of friends that had called for him.'
  4. 'A moment later I was bounding down the stairs to tell my mom.'
  5. 'We do not know who won the high jump or the triple jump except that a couple of Swedes have gone bounding down the track in delight.'
  6. 'She came bounding down the hallway from the kitchen shouting at him.'
  7. 'Nick practically bounded ahead of me, the concept of pace eluding him.'
  8. 'A young child out with her family was terrified by a couple of unruly dogs when they bounded up to her.'
  9. 'As if on cue, Alisha came bounding down the stairs.'
  10. 'I was still lying in bed, trying to force my eyes open, when he bounded up to me like a kid on his 12th birthday.'
  11. 'Over the past five years, productivity has bounded ahead to an annual rate of almost three percent, after spending 20 years at an average of less than half that level.'
  12. 'I didn't glance up from my plate until a roll bounded off the side of my head.'
  13. 'The ball bounded off the wall and Jeter went into second standing up.'


A leaping movement towards or over something.
  1. 'Then science made some astonishing leaps and bounds, and it became possible to construct a theory of consciousness that involved nothing more complex than the physical brain.'
  2. 'His temperature leaps by bounds, his cheeks are flushed crimson, his pulse beats fast, and his eyes wear an altogether unearthly aspect.'
  3. 'He will come on leaps and bounds for today's run and has proved he is a leading contender.'
  4. 'But only recently have videogames started making leaps and bounds towards a unified interactive product.'
  5. 'I work with him every week and he's come on leaps and bounds lately.'
  6. 'Water was run across, buildings were leapt in a single bound, swords made appropriately dramatic sounds as they were sliced through the air.'
  7. 'The tall building could be leapt in a single bound in lunar gravity.'
  8. 'I hope that his mission will continue, and his death is seen as reason to work harder, to stand taller, to leap all these cultural obstacles with a single bound.'
  9. 'In a single bound, he leaped over a Texas blocker to force a game-sealing interception earlier this year.'
  10. 'Able to leap tall silos in a single bound, this animated environmental advocate uses her ground-scan radar vision to detect on-farm perils.'



    Certain to be or to do or have something.
    1. 'I'm bound to do what I can to help Sam'
    Restricted or confined to a specified place.
    1. 'blizzard-bound Boston'
    2. 'The Department was duty bound to protect the interests of the members who had contributed to this amount.'
    (of a book) having a specified binding.
      (of a grammatical element) occurring only in combination with another form.
      1. 'An analogous account can be given of many of the bound morphemes of English and other languages.'
      2. 'Pidginization can entail loss of all bound morphology, many free grammatical morphemes, and even a large part of the vocabulary.'
      3. 'And that left a lot of people feeling anxiously that they were never allowed to use ‘they’ as a bound pronoun even when they needed to.'
      4. 'Thus, pronouns in discourse anaphora are not variables bound by their quantifier antecedents.'
      5. 'Thus, the pronouns in both conditional and relative clause donkey sentences cannot be understood as referring expressions nor as bound variables.'
      6. 'In two studies in which readers' eye movements were recorded, we examined the processing of pronouns bound by universal quantifiers.'
      7. 'All nouns are bound by referents, and it is healthier to one's linguistic development to keep things less solid and grounded.'


      1. simple past tense and past participle of bind. adjective

      2. tied; in bonds: a bound prisoner.

      3. made fast as if by a band or bond: She is bound to her family.

      4. secured within a cover, as a book.

      5. under a legal or moral obligation: He is bound by the terms of the contract.

      6. destined; sure; certain: It is bound to happen.

      7. determined or resolved: He is bound to go.

      8. Pathology. constipated. 9. Mathematics. (of a vector) having a specified initial poi

      More examples(as adjective)

      "people can be bound by pacts."

      "banks can be bound by policies."

      "places can be bound by pacts."

      "wrists can be bound with ties."

      "vessels can be bound for quarters."

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      (bound)Early 16th century (as a noun): from French bond (noun), bondir (verb) ‘resound’, later ‘rebound’, from late Latin bombitare, from Latin bombus ‘humming’.


      bound up in
      bound up with (or in)
      I'll be bound