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1. bound

verb. ['ˈbaʊnd'] move forward by leaps and bounds.

Synonyms

  • capriole
  • resile
  • recoil
  • skip
  • ricochet
  • vault
  • take a hop
  • saltate
  • pronk
  • caper
  • galumph
  • hop
  • burst
  • move
  • rebound
  • leap
  • jump
  • curvet
  • hop-skip
  • bounce
  • ski jump
  • spring
  • reverberate
  • leapfrog

Antonyms

  • strengthen
  • promote
  • oxidize
  • oxidise

Etymology

  • bounde (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bunne (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Bound

  • ultrasound
  • propound
  • profound
  • expound
  • confound
  • compound
  • unwound
  • unsound
  • resound
  • renowned
  • redound
  • newfound
  • impound
  • astound
  • aground
  • surround
  • ground
  • frowned
  • drowned
  • crowned
  • browned
  • wound
  • sound
  • round
  • 'round
  • pound
  • mound
  • hound
  • found
  • downed

How do you spell bound? Is it binded ?

A common misspelling of bound is binded

Example sentences of the word bound


1. Verb, past participle
But you're bound to feel lethargic after your workout from time to time.

Quotes containing the word bound


1. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

2. I was living an extremely burdensome life, because every time I prayed, I became more clearly aware of my faults. On the one hand, God was calling me. On the other, I was following the way of the world. Doing what God wanted made me happy; but I felt bound by the things of this world.
- Saint Teresa of Avila

3. So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty. All other pacts of love or fear derive from it and are modeled upon it.
- Haniel Long

2. bound

adjective. ['ˈbaʊnd'] confined by bonds.

Synonyms

  • wired
  • chained
  • rolled
  • tethered
  • enchained
  • pinioned
  • furled
  • tied
  • trussed
  • shackled
  • unfree

Antonyms

  • free
  • louden
  • derestrict
  • unfasten

Etymology

  • bounde (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bunne (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. bound

adjective. ['ˈbaʊnd'] held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union.

Synonyms

  • conjugate

Antonyms

  • enable
  • encourage

Etymology

  • bounde (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bunne (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. bound

adjective. ['ˈbaʊnd'] secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form.

Synonyms

  • half-bound
  • paperback
  • paperbacked
  • well-bound
  • brassbound

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • powerlessness
  • unrestraint
  • indiscipline

Etymology

  • bounde (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bunne (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. bound

verb. ['ˈbaʊnd'] place limits on (extent or access).

Synonyms

  • clamp down
  • cramp
  • control
  • cumber
  • hamper
  • restrain
  • moderate
  • gate
  • tie
  • baffle
  • contain
  • mark off
  • draw the line
  • tighten
  • hold
  • throttle
  • restrict
  • hold in
  • strangle
  • check
  • trammel
  • confine
  • halter
  • reduce
  • crack down
  • regulate
  • harness
  • mark out
  • limit
  • constrain
  • tighten up
  • draw a line
  • stiffen
  • encumber
  • inhibit
  • rein
  • rule

Antonyms

  • action
  • activeness
  • increase
  • thicken

Etymology

  • bounde (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bunne (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. bound

adjective. ['ˈbaʊnd'] (usually followed by `to') governed by fate.

Synonyms

  • sure
  • destined

Antonyms

  • intemperance
  • unskillfulness
  • unbridle

Etymology

  • bounde (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bunne (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. bound

verb. ['ˈbaʊnd'] form the boundary of; be contiguous to.

Synonyms

  • enclose
  • shore
  • verge
  • skirt
  • confine
  • border

Antonyms

  • blow up
  • enrich
  • dispose
  • indispose

Etymology

  • bounde (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bunne (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. bound

noun. ['ˈbaʊnd'] a line determining the limits of an area.

Synonyms

  • edge
  • rim
  • lower bound
  • upper bound
  • verge
  • line
  • brink
  • perimeter
  • margin
  • border
  • boundary
  • fringe
  • thalweg
  • periphery
  • threshold

Antonyms

  • deprive
  • declassify
  • be well
  • differ

Etymology

  • bounde (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bunne (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. bound

adjective. ['ˈbaʊnd'] headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in `college-bound students'.

Synonyms

  • oriented
  • destined

Antonyms

  • juvenile
  • accelerate
  • unstrap

Etymology

  • bounde (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bunne (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. bound

verb. ['ˈbaʊnd'] spring back; spring away from an impact.

Synonyms

  • resile
  • rebound
  • recoil
  • jump
  • leap
  • bounce
  • kick
  • skip
  • ricochet
  • kick back
  • spring
  • carom
  • reverberate
  • bound off

Antonyms

  • deflate
  • lengthen
  • expand
  • gain

Etymology

  • bounde (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bunne (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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