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  10  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bind  \Bind\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Bound};  p.  p.  {Bound},  formerly 
  {Bounden};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Binding}.]  [AS.  bindan  perfect 
  tense  band,  bundon,  p.  p.  bunden;  akin  to  D.  &  G.  binden, 
  Dan.  binde,  Sw  &  Icel.  binda,  Goth.  bindan  Skr.  bandh  (for 
  bhandh)  to  bind,  cf  Gr  ?  (for  ?)  cable,  and  L.  offendix 
  [root]90.] 
  1.  To  tie,  or  confine  with  a  cord,  band,  ligature,  chain, 
  etc.;  to  fetter;  to  make  fast  as  to  bind  grain  in 
  bundles;  to  bind  a  prisoner. 
 
  2.  To  confine,  restrain,  or  hold  by  physical  force  or 
  influence  of  any  kind  as  attraction  binds  the  planets  to 
  the  sun;  frost  binds  the  earth,  or  the  streams. 
 
  He  bindeth  the  floods  from  overflowing.  --Job 
  xxviii.  11. 
 
  Whom  Satan  hath  bound,  lo  these  eighteen  years. 
  --Luke  xiii. 
  16. 
 
  3.  To  cover,  as  with  a  bandage;  to  bandage  or  dress;  -- 
  sometimes  with  up  as  to  bind  up  a  wound. 
 
  4.  To  make  fast  (  a  thing)  about  or  upon  something  as  by 
  tying;  to  encircle  with  something  as  to  bind  a  belt 
  about  one  to  bind  a  compress  upon  a  part 
 
  5.  To  prevent  or  restrain  from  customary  or  natural  action 
  as  certain  drugs  bind  the  bowels. 
 
  6.  To  protect  or  strengthen  by  a  band  or  binding,  as  the  edge 
  of  a  carpet  or  garment. 
 
  7.  To  sew  or  fasten  together,  and  inclose  in  a  cover;  as  to 
  bind  a  book. 
 
  8.  Fig.:  To  oblige,  restrain,  or  hold  by  authority,  law, 
  duty,  promise,  vow,  affection,  or  other  moral  tie;  as  to 
  bind  the  conscience;  to  bind  by  kindness;  bound  by 
  affection;  commerce  binds  nations  to  each  other 
 
  Who  made  our  laws  to  bind  us  not  himself.  --Milton. 
 
  9.  (Law) 
  a  To  bring  (any  one)  under  definite  legal  obligations; 
  esp.  under  the  obligation  of  a  bond  or  covenant. 
  --Abbott. 
  b  To  place  under  legal  obligation  to  serve;  to 
  indenture;  as  to  bind  an  apprentice;  --  sometimes 
  with  out  as  bound  out  to  service. 
 
  {To  bind  over},  to  put  under  bonds  to  do  something  as  to 
  appear  at  court,  to  keep  the  peace,  etc 
 
  {To  bind  to},  to  contract;  as  to  bind  one's  self  to  a  wife. 
 
 
  {To  bind  up  in},  to  cause  to  be  wholly  engrossed  with  to 
  absorb  in 
 
  Syn:  To  fetter;  tie;  fasten;  restrain;  restrict;  oblige. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bound  \Bound\,  n. 
  1.  A  leap;  an  elastic  spring;  a  jump. 
 
  A  bound  of  graceful  hardihood.  --Wordsworth. 
 
  2.  Rebound;  as  the  bound  of  a  ball.  --Johnson. 
 
  3.  (Dancing)  Spring  from  one  foot  to  the  other 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bound  \Bound\, 
  imp.  &  p.  p.  of  {Bind}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bound  \Bound\,  p.  p.  &  a. 
  1.  Restrained  by  a  hand,  rope,  chain,  fetters,  or  the  like 
 
  2.  Inclosed  in  a  binding  or  cover;  as  a  bound  volume. 
 
  3.  Under  legal  or  moral  restraint  or  obligation. 
 
  4.  Constrained  or  compelled;  destined;  certain;  --  followed 
  by  the  infinitive;  as  he  is  bound  to  succeed;  he  is  bound 
  to  fail 
 
  5.  Resolved;  as  I  am  bound  to  do  it  [Collog.  U.  S.] 
 
  6.  Constipated;  costive. 
 
  Note:  Used  also  in  composition;  as  icebound,  windbound, 
  hidebound,  etc 
 
  {Bound  bailiff}  (Eng.  Law),  a  sheriff's  officer  who  serves 
  writs,  makes  arrests,  etc  The  sheriff  being  answerable 
  for  the  bailiff's  misdemeanors,  the  bailiff  is  usually 
  under  bond  for  the  faithful  discharge  of  his  trust. 
 
  {Bound  up  in},  entirely  devoted  to  inseparable  from 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bound  \Bound\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bounded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Bounding}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  Where  full  measure  only  bounds  excess.  --Milton. 
 
  Phlegethon  .  .  .  Whose  fiery  flood  the  burning 
  empire  bounds.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  name  the  boundaries  of  as  to  bound  France. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bound  \Bound\,  v.  i.  [F.  bondir  to  leap,  OF  bondir,  bundir,  to 
  leap,  resound,  fr  L.  bombitare  to  buzz,  hum,  fr  bombus  a 
  humming,  buzzing.  See  {Bomb}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  Before  his  lord  the  ready  spaniel  bounds.  --Pope. 
 
  And  the  waves  bound  beneath  me  as  a  steed  That  knows 
  his  rider.  --Byron. 
 
  2.  To  rebound,  as  an  elastic  ball. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bound  \Bound\,  n.  [OE.  bounde,  bunne,  OF  bonne,  bonde,  bodne, 
  F.  borne,  fr  LL  bodina,  bodena,  bonna;  prob.  of  Celtic 
  origin;  cf  Arm.  bonn  boundary,  limit,  and  boden,  bod,  a  tuft 
  or  cluster  of  trees,  by  which  a  boundary  or  limit  could  be 
  marked.  Cf  {Bourne}.] 
  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. 
 
  He  hath  compassed  the  waters  with  bounds.  --Job  xxvi. 
  10. 
 
  On  earth's  remotest  bounds.  --Campbell. 
 
  And  mete  the  bounds  of  hate  and  love.  --Tennyson. 
 
  {To  keep  within  bounds},  not  to  exceed  or  pass  beyond 
  assigned  limits;  to  act  with  propriety  or  discretion. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Boundary}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bound  \Bound\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  make  to  bound  or  leap;  as  to  bound  a  horse.  [R.] 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  cause  to  rebound;  to  throw  so  that  it  will  rebound;  as 
  to  bound  a  ball  on  the  floor.  [Collog.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bound  \Bound\,  a.  [Past  p.  of  OE  bounen  to  prepare,  fr  boun 
  ready,  prepared,  fr  Icel.  b[=u]inn,  p.  p.  of  b[=u]a  to 
  dwell,  prepare;  akin  to  E.  boor  and  bower.  See  {Bond},  a., 
  and  cf  {Busk},  v.] 
  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.  ``The  mariner  bound  homeward.'' 
  --Cowper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bound 
  adj  1:  confined  by  bonds;  "bound  and  gagged  hostages"  [ant:  {unbound}] 
  2:  (chemistry  and  physics)  held  with  another  element,  substance 
  or  material  in  chemical  or  physical  union  [ant:  {free}] 
  3:  secured  with  a  cover  or  binding;  often  used  as  a  combining 
  form  "bound  volumes";  "leather-bound  volumes"  [ant:  {unbound}] 
  4:  (usually  followed  by  `to')  governed  by  fate;  "bound  to 
  happen";  "an  old  house  destined  to  be  demolished";  "he  is 
  destined  to  be  famous"  [syn:  {bound(p)},  {destined}] 
  5:  covered  or  wrapped  with  a  bandage;  "the  bandaged  wound  on 
  the  back  of  his  head";  "an  injury  bound  in  fresh  gauze" 
  [syn:  {bandaged}] 
  6:  headed  or  intending  to  head  in  a  certain  direction; 
  "children  bound  for  school";  "a  flight  destined  for  New 
  York";  often  used  as  a  combining  form  "school-bound 
  children";  "college-bound  high  school  students"  [syn:  {destined}] 
  7:  bound  by  an  oath;  "a  bound  official" 
  8:  being  under  moral  or  legal  obligation;  "felt  bound  by  his 
  promise"  [syn:  {compelled(p)},  {constrained(p)},  {obligate}] 
  9:  bound  by  contract  [syn:  {apprenticed},  {articled},  {indentured}] 
  10:  confined  in  the  bowels;  "he  is  bound  in  the  belly"  [syn:  {bound(p)}] 
  n  1:  a  line  determining  the  limits  of  an  area  [syn:  {boundary},  {edge}] 
  2:  the  line  or  plane  indicating  the  limit  or  extent  of 
  something  [syn:  {boundary},  {bounds}] 
  3:  a  light  springing  movement  upwards  or  forwards  [syn:  {leap}, 
  {leaping},  {spring},  {bounce}] 
  v  1:  move  forward  by  leaps  and  bounds;  "The  horse  bounded  across 
  the  meadow";  "The  child  leapt  across  the  puddle";  "Can 
  you  jump  over  the  fence?"  [syn:  {jump},  {leap},  {spring}] 
  2:  form  the  boundary  of  be  contiguous  to  [syn:  {border}] 
  3:  place  limits  on  "restrict  the  use  of  this  parking  lot" 
  [syn:  {restrict},  {restrain},  {trammel},  {limit},  {confine}, 
  {throttle}] 
  4:  spring  back  spring  away  from  an  impact;  "The  rubber  ball 
  bounced"  [syn:  {bounce},  {take  a  hop},  {spring},  {rebound}, 
  {recoil},  {ricochet}] 




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