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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): imp. & p. p. of Bind.

(2): (p. p. & a.) Restrained by a hand, rope, chain, fetters, or the like.

(3): (v. t.) To cause to rebound; to throw so that it will rebound; as, to bound a ball on the floor.

(4): (n.) A leap; an elastic spring; a jump.

(5): (n.) Spring from one foot to the other.

(6): (n.) The external or limiting line, either real or imaginary, of any object or space; that which limits or restrains, or within which something is limited or restrained; limit; confine; extent; boundary.

(7): (p. p. & a.) Resolved; as, I am bound to do it.

(8): (v. t.) To make to bound or leap; as, to bound a horse.

(9): (v.) Ready or intending to go; on the way toward; going; - with to or for, or with an adverb of motion; as, a ship is bound to Cadiz, or for Cadiz.

(10): (p. p. & a.) Inclosed in a binding or cover; as, a bound volume.

(11): (p. p. & a.) Constipated; costive.

(12): (v. i.) To rebound, as an elastic ball.

(13): (imp.) of Bind

(14): (p. p.) of Bind

(15): (v. i.) To move with a sudden spring or leap, or with a succession of springs or leaps; as the beast bounded from his den; the herd bounded across the plain.

(16): (v. t.) To name the boundaries of; as, to bound France.

(17): (v. t.) To limit; to terminate; to fix the furthest point of extension of; - said of natural or of moral objects; to lie along, or form, a boundary of; to inclose; to circumscribe; to restrain; to confine.

(18): (p. p. & a.) Under legal or moral restraint or obligation.

(19): (p. p. & a.) Constrained or compelled; destined; certain; - followed by the infinitive; as, he is bound to succeed; he is bound to fail.

(20): (n.) Rebound; as, the bound of a ball.

King James Dictionary [2]


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, 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, 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, pret. and pp. 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.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words [3]

1: Ὁροθεσία (Strong'S #3734 — Noun Feminine — horothesia — hor-oth-es-ee'-ah )

"the fixing of a boundary," rather than the boundary itself (from horos, "a boundary," and tithemi, "to place"), is used in  Acts 17:26 , "bounds."

Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types [4]

 1 Samuel 25:29 (b) This figure describes the safety and blessedness of Christian unity with our wonderful Lord.

 Psalm 107:10 (b) Here is described the hindering effects of sorrow and trouble in the life which prevent one from doing many things that he would like to accomplish.