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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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BOUND, noun

1. A limit; the line which comprehends the whole of any given object or space. It differs from boundary. See the latter. bound is applied to kingdoms, states, cities, towns, tracts of land, and to territorial jurisdiction.

2. A limit by which any excursion is restrained; the limit of indulgence or desire; as, the love of money knows no bounds.

3. A leap; a spring; a jump; a rebound.

4. In dancing, a spring from one foot to the other.

BOUND, verb transitive To limit; to terminate; to fix the furthest point of extension, whether of natural or moral objects, as of land, or empire, or of passion, desire, indulgence. Hence, to restrain or confine; as, to bound our wishes. To bound in is hardly legitimate.

1. To make to bound

BOUND, verb intransitive To leap; to jump; to spring; to move forward by leaps.

Before his lord the ready spaniel bounds.

1. To rebound--but the sense is the same.

BOUND, preterit tense and participle passive of bind. As a participle, made fast by a band, or by chains or fetters; obliged by moral ties; confined; restrained.

1. As a participle or perhaps more properly an adj., destined; tending; going, or intending to go; with to or for; as, a ship is bound to Cadiz, or for Cadiz.

The application of this word, in this use, is taken from the orders given for the government of the voyage, implying obligation, or from tending, stretching. So destined implies being bound

BOUND is used in composition, as in ice-bound, wind-bound, when a ship is confined or prevented from sailing by ice or by contrary winds.