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  1. [noun] a line determining the limits of an area
    Synonyms: ary, edge

  2. [noun] the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
    Synonyms: ary

  3. [noun] a light springing movement upwards or forwards
    Synonyms: leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bounce

  4. [verb] 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: jump, leap, spring

  5. [verb] form the boundary of; be contiguous to
    Synonyms: border

  6. [verb] place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
    Synonyms: restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, confine, throttle

  7. [verb] spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
    Synonyms: bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, rerecoil, reverberate, ricochet

  8. [adjective] held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union

  9. [adjective] confined by bonds; "bound and gagged hostages"

  10. [adjective] secured with a cover or binding; often used as a combining form; "bound volumes"; "leather-bound volumes"

  11. [adjective] (usually followed by `to') governed by fate; "bound to happen"; "an old house destined to be demolished"; "he is destined to be famous"
    Synonyms: destined

  12. [adjective] covered or wrapped with a bandage; "the bandaged wound on the back of his head"; "an injury bound in fresh gauze"
    Synonyms: bandaged

  13. [adjective] 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: destined

  14. [adjective] bound by an oath; "a bound official"

  15. [adjective] bound by contract
    Synonyms: apprenticed, articled, indentured

  16. [adjective] confined in the bowels; "he is bound in the belly"


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