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Synonyms 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

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

    Antonyms:
    enlarge, open, extend, spread out

  3. boundverb

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

    Antonyms:
    hobble, limp, crawl, creep, shamble

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boundary, edge, boundnoun

    a line determining the limits of an area

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

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

  2. boundary, bound, boundsnoun

    the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

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

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

  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"

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

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

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

    a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

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

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

  5. boundadjective

    confined by bonds

    "bound and gagged hostages"

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

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

  6. boundadjective

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

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

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

  7. boundadjective

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

    "bound volumes"; "leather-bound volumes"

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

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

  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"

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

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

  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"

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

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

  11. boundadjective

    bound by an oath

    "a bound official"

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

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

  12. apprenticed, articled, bound, indenturedadjective

    bound by contract

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

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

  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?"

    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

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

  15. bound, borderverb

    form the boundary of; be contiguous to

    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

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

  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"

    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

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

  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"

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. boundnoun

    Synonyms:
    limit, BOUNDARY, bourn, border, confine

  2. boundnoun

    Synonyms:
    leap, jump, spring, bounce

  3. boundverb

    Synonyms:
    limit, border, terminate, circumscribe

  4. boundverb

    Synonyms:
    jump, leap, spring

  5. boundverb

    Synonyms:
    rebound, spring back

  6. boundadjective

    Synonyms:
    [Followed by to or for.] destined, tending, going, on the way

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How to use bound in a sentence?

  1. Terpsichore Lindeman:

    The heaviest shackles and chains one can wear are those they cannot see. A slave with unseen shackles is the most bound.

  2. Thomas Aquinas:

    Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Those who acknowledge and believe that the best is yet to come are never carried away by beauty, handsomeness, fashion, riches or stuffs like that. Because, they have discovered that beauty or handsomeness is bound to fade away, fashion changes with time, even riches are not enjoyed forever (Proverbs 27:24). Thus, you've got to reawaken your senses and then take heed. For surely, the best of all things is yet to come. ~Emeasoba George

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Consider it pure joy whenever you face trials of any kind. Because you should know that testing of your faith stimulates perseverance in you. So says the scripture James 1:2-3. Now that obviously indicates trials and challenges are bound to come your way for as long as you are alive. But that also signifies, you shouldn't be overwhelmed by them. Because, they are naturally designed to test your faith. Moreover, they are aimed at inculcating the spirit of perseverance into you. Yes of course, that's the core reason for trials and challenges of life. Note: overcoming trials and challenges is nothing else but a sign of Great strength and not at all weakness. Therefore, no matter what is going on in your life presently or whatever might come your way subsequently. Just hold your peace and persevere all through it. For, you shall be glorified and dignified eventually (mark you). -Emeasoba George

  5. President Vladimir Putin:

    NATO is strengthening its aggressive rhetoric and its aggressive actions near our borders, in these conditions, we are duty-bound to pay special attention to solving the task of strengthening the combat readiness of our country.


Translations for bound

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  • مقيدArabic
  • граница, скок, предел, ограничавам, скачам, обвързан, задължен, готов, готов да, свързан, решен, на път заBulgarian
  • límitCatalan, Valencian
  • begrænsetDanish
  • umgrenzen, Abgrenzung, Sprung, Grenze, bereit, Schranke, begrenzenGerman
  • άλμαGreek
  • límite, limitarSpanish
  • tõkestamaEstonian
  • jauzi, saltoBasque
  • کرانPersian
  • sidottu, raja-arvo, loikka, reunustaa, hyppiä, hypähdellä, raja, hyppyFinnish
  • borne, saut, limite, tenu, obligé, frontière, bond, délimiter, bondir, entourer, sauterFrench
  • leumScottish Gaelic
  • सीमाHindi
  • սահմանArmenian
  • costretto, diretto, confinato, portato, incamminato, tenuto, indirizzato, obbligato, destinato, frontiera, salto, confinare, balzare, accerchiare, confine, balzo, limite, delimitareItalian
  • כבולHebrew
  • 界, 行き, 向かうJapanese
  • limiet, begrenzen, springen, gehouden, bereid, geacht, bestemd, grens, omringen, sprongDutch
  • granicaPolish
  • obligatRomanian
  • обязанный, должный, направляться, лимит, предел, скачок, скакать, непременный, связанный, готовый, граница, прыжок, рубеж, ограничивать, прыгатьRussian
  • gränsa till, skutta, gräns, hopp, skuttSwedish
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