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- Included in Hitchcocks: No
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- Included in Websters: Yes
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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.
BOUND'ARY, noun A limit; a bound. This word is thus used as synonymous with bound. But the real sense is, a visible mark designating a limit. Bound is the limit itself or furthest point of extension, and may be an imaginary line; but boundary is the thing which ascertains the limit; terminus, not finis. Thus by a statute of Connecticut, it is enacted that the inhabitants of every town shall procure its bounds to be set out by such marks and boundaries as may be a plain direction for the future; which marks and boundaries shall be a great heap of stones or a ditch of six feet long, etc. This distinction is observed also in the statute of Massachusetts. But the two words are, in ordinary use, confounded.
BOUND-BAILIFF, noun An officer appointed by a sheriff to execute process; so denominated from the bond given for the faithful discharge of his trust.
BOUND'ED, participle passive Limited; confined; restrained.
BOUND'EN, participle passive of bind. [See Bind, and participle passive Bound.]
BOUND'ER, noun One that limits; a boundary.
BOUND'ING, ppr Limiting; confining; restraining; leaping; springing; rebounding; advancing with leaps.
BOUND'-STONE, noun A stone to play with.
BOUND'LESS, adjective Unlimited; unconfined; immeasurable; illimitable; as boundless space; boundless power.
BOUND'LESSNESS, noun The quality of being without limits.