Definition Of bound


(of a book) having a specified binding.

fine leather-bound books

(of a morpheme) unable to occur alone, e.g., dis- in dismount.

An analogous account can be given of many of the bound morphemes of English and other languages.

(of a quantifier) be applied to (a given variable) so that the variable falls within its scope.

In two studies in which readers' eye movements were recorded, we examined the processing of pronouns bound by universal quantifiers.

a leaping movement upward.

I went up the steps in two effortless bounds

a territorial limit; a boundary.

the ancient bounds of the forest

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Example Of bound

  • A passenger, who just arrived at the station and asked for anonymity, was forced by several bus brokers to board a bus which is not bound for his destination.

  • Able to leap tall silos in a single bound , this animated environmental advocate uses her ground-scan radar vision to detect on-farm perils.

  • All these people are bound within an institutional culture of hate and degradation.

  • Also their acoustic duration probably varies more than for other syllables that are bound morphemes.

  • Although the initial stay was only six months, after returning to France it wasn't long before they were bound for Bulgaria once again.

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