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Antonyms for bound
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bound

    Bank is a general term for the land along the edge of a water course; it may also denote a raised portion of the bed of a river, lake, or ocean; as, the Banks of Newfoundland. A beach is a strip or expanse of incoherent wave-worn sand, which is often pebbly or full of boulders; we speak of the beach of a lake or ocean; a beach is sometimes found in the bend of a river. Strand is a more poetic term for a wave-washed shore, especially as a place for landing or embarking; as, the keel grates on the strand. The whole line of a country or continent that borders the sea is a coast. Shore is any land, whether cliff, or sand, or marsh, bordering water. We do not speak of the coast of a river, nor of the banks of the ocean, tho there may be banks by or under the sea. Edge is the line where land and water meet; as, the water's edge. Brink is the place from which one may fall; as, the river's brink; the brink of a precipice; the brink of ruin.

    Synonyms:
    bank, beach, border, brim, brink, coast, edge, marge, margin, rim, shore, strand

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. boundnoun

    Synonyms:
    limit, boundary, inclosure, confine, border

  2. boundverb

    Antonyms:
    enlarge, open, extend, spread out

    Synonyms:
    confine, limit, circumscribe, terminate, restrict, restrain

  3. boundverb

    Antonyms:
    hobble, limp, crawl, creep, shamble

    Synonyms:
    to leap, jump, frisk, spring, skip

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boundary, edge, boundnoun

    a line determining the limits of an area

    Antonyms:
    free, unbound, regular, unsworn, looseleaf, unshackled, liberated, untethered, uncertain, untreated, unconstipated, unoriented, untied, unfettered, unchained

    Synonyms:
    saltation, edge, bounce, spring, bounds, limit, leaping, boundary, border, leap, sharpness

  2. boundary, bound, boundsnoun

    the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

    Antonyms:
    untied, unchained, looseleaf, free, unoriented, uncertain, unsworn, unbound, unfettered, unshackled, untethered, untreated, unconstipated, liberated, regular

    Synonyms:
    saltation, edge, bounce, spring, bounds, limit, leaping, leap, boundary

  3. limit, bound, boundarynoun

    the greatest possible degree of something

    "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability"

    Antonyms:
    liberated, unconstipated, unchained, unoriented, unfettered, looseleaf, uncertain, untethered, untreated, unbound, regular, free, untied, unsworn, unshackled

    Synonyms:
    terminus ad quem, terminal point, edge, point of accumulation, demarcation, spring, leap, limit point, demarcation line, saltation, bounce, bounds, boundary, leaping, limit, limitation

  4. leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounceadjective

    a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

    Antonyms:
    unbound, unoriented, untreated, unshackled, untethered, liberated, free, unconstipated, untied, unsworn, uncertain, unfettered, unchained, regular, looseleaf

    Synonyms:
    dancing, bounciness, dance, fountain, bounds, edge, terpsichore, give, springiness, springtime, spring, leap, saltation, bounce, natural spring, boundary, leaping, bouncing, outpouring, limit, outflow, jump

  5. boundadjective

    confined by bonds

    "bound and gagged hostages"

    Antonyms:
    free, unconstipated, looseleaf, liberated, unbound, unoriented, uncertain, unshackled, untreated, unsworn, unfettered, untied, unchained, untethered, regular

    Synonyms:
    articled, bandaged, bound(p), apprenticed, indentured, destined

  6. boundadjective

    held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union

    Antonyms:
    unshackled, looseleaf, unbound, regular, untreated, unchained, uncertain, free, unoriented, untethered, unsworn, unfettered, untied, unconstipated, liberated

    Synonyms:
    articled, bandaged, bound(p), apprenticed, indentured, destined

  7. boundadjective

    secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form

    "bound volumes"; "leather-bound volumes"

    Antonyms:
    untreated, unbound, uncertain, unchained, regular, unfettered, unshackled, unoriented, looseleaf, free, unsworn, unconstipated, untethered, liberated, untied

    Synonyms:
    articled, bandaged, bound(p), apprenticed, indentured, destined

  8. bound(p), destinedadjective

    (usually followed by `to') governed by fate

    "bound to happen"; "an old house destined to be demolished"; "he is destined to be famous"

    Antonyms:
    unoriented, looseleaf, free, unchained, unshackled, uncertain, untethered, unsworn, unbound, unfettered, liberated, unconstipated, regular, untreated, untied

  9. bandaged, boundadjective

    covered or wrapped with a bandage

    "the bandaged wound on the back of his head"; "an injury bound in fresh gauze"

    Antonyms:
    untreated, free, looseleaf, unbound, untethered, unoriented, unconstipated, untied, regular, unfettered, liberated, uncertain, unsworn, unchained, unshackled

    Synonyms:
    articled, bandaged, bound(p), apprenticed, indentured, destined

  10. bound, destinedadjective

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

    "children bound for school"; "a flight destined for New York"

    Antonyms:
    unconstipated, unchained, untethered, free, unbound, untied, unshackled, uncertain, regular, untreated, unoriented, unsworn, unfettered, looseleaf, liberated

    Synonyms:
    articled, bandaged, bound(p), apprenticed, indentured, destined

  11. boundadjective

    bound by an oath

    "a bound official"

    Antonyms:
    liberated, unbound, unchained, untreated, free, unconstipated, untied, unoriented, unsworn, looseleaf, uncertain, unshackled, untethered, regular, unfettered

    Synonyms:
    articled, bandaged, bound(p), apprenticed, indentured, destined

  12. apprenticed, articled, bound, indenturedadjective

    bound by contract

    Antonyms:
    free, liberated, unbound, unsworn, unfettered, unchained, untreated, unshackled, untied, looseleaf, regular, unoriented, unconstipated, uncertain, untethered

    Synonyms:
    articled, bandaged, bound(p), apprenticed, indentured, destined

  13. bound(p)verb

    confined in the bowels

    "he is bound in the belly"

    Antonyms:
    uncertain, unbound, untied, unchained, regular, unfettered, unshackled, untreated, untethered, looseleaf, liberated, free, unsworn, unconstipated, unoriented

  14. jump, leap, bound, springverb

    move forward by leaps and bounds

    "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"

    Antonyms:
    unsworn, regular, free, unbound, unconstipated, unoriented, uncertain, unfettered, liberated, unchained, untethered, looseleaf, unshackled, untreated, untied

    Synonyms:
    spring, start, jumpstart, rise, jump out, jump off, throttle, climb up, restrict, stick out, trammel, stand out, take form, alternate, derail, form, jump-start, ricochet, border, skip, recoil, reverberate, startle, rebound, parachute, confine, pass over, leap, restrain, skip over, jump, take a hop, chute, bounce, resile, limit, leap out, take shape

  15. bound, borderverb

    form the boundary of; be contiguous to

    Antonyms:
    uncertain, unchained, unbound, free, unconstipated, unshackled, untied, untreated, unoriented, unfettered, regular, liberated, unsworn, untethered, looseleaf

    Synonyms:
    rebound, restrict, surround, trammel, march, frame in, restrain, frame, confine, skirt, butt on, throttle, spring, leap, ricochet, border, environ, abut, edge, bounce, butt against, ring, recoil, adjoin, resile, butt, reverberate, limit, take a hop, jump

  16. restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttleverb

    place limits on (extent or access)

    "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

    Antonyms:
    untied, liberated, untreated, unsworn, free, uncertain, unfettered, unconstipated, unchained, unoriented, unbound, untethered, looseleaf, regular, unshackled

    Synonyms:
    spring, strangle, snare, intimidate, rebound, qualify, ricochet, choke, throttle, circumscribe, hold back, fix, trammel, entrap, take a hop, hold in, determine, encumber, define, specify, border, strangulate, keep, reverberate, recoil, cumber, curb, constrain, hold, ensnare, confine, bounce, leap, restrain, restrict, jump, curtail, detain, trap, resile, limit, keep back, cut back, set, enclose

  17. bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochetverb

    spring back; spring away from an impact

    "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

    Antonyms:
    regular, liberated, untied, unbound, unconstipated, untreated, unchained, free, unsworn, unfettered, unoriented, looseleaf, unshackled, uncertain, untethered

    Synonyms:
    spring, forswear, rally, throttle, echo, quail, restrict, funk, ring, abjure, trammel, retract, take form, backfire, flinch, form, wince, ricochet, shrink, recoil, border, resound, cringe, rebound, reflect, backlash, confine, leap, restrain, squinch, reverberate, jump, take a hop, kick back, bounce, resile, limit, kick, take shape, jounce, recant

How to use bound in a sentence?

  1. George W. Bush, Inaugural address, 2001:

    America has never been united by blood or birth or soil. We are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds, lift us above our interests and teach us what it means to be citizens.

  2. Michel de Montaigne:

    Don't discuss yourself, for you are bound to lose if you belittle yourself, you are believed if you praise yourself, you are disbelieved.

  3. Mayor Bloomberg:

    I'm simply not going to end these agreements because they were made consensually and they have every right to expect they will stay private, are the women bound by being muzzled by you ? You could release them from that immediately.

  4. Nick Dussuyer:

    If premium income levels continue to deteriorate, and capacity does not withdraw ... at some stage this portfolio is bound to become unprofitable, it will be interesting to see at this stage which insurers will choose to withdraw and which will try and ride out the storm, anticipating a turning market.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    It is a common saying that punctuality is the soul of business. But besides that, I'm propagating that punctuality is as well an indispensable factor of genuine success. That's because, anyone who dares to take the right step/action towards anything, at the right time and at the right proportion is bound to succeed or emerge a success.

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#1299regular
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#4532extend
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#27017liberated
#45984unfettered
#56203untied
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#78007looseleaf
#99268hobble
#131416untethered
#195102unsworn
#230574unshackled
#267303shamble

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