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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bind \Bind\, v. t. [imp. Bound; p. p. Bound, formerly
   Bounden; p. pr. & vb. n. Binding.] [AS. bindan, perfect
   tense band, bundon, p. p. bunden; akin to D. & G. binden,
   Dan. binde, Sw. & Icel. binda, Goth. bindan, Skr. bandh (for
   bhandh) to bind, cf. Gr. ? (for ?) cable, and L. offendix.
   [root]90.]
   1. To tie, or confine with a cord, band, ligature, chain,
      etc.; to fetter; to make fast; as, to bind grain in
      bundles; to bind a prisoner.
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   2. To confine, restrain, or hold by physical force or
      influence of any kind; as, attraction binds the planets to
      the sun; frost binds the earth, or the streams.
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            He bindeth the floods from overflowing. --Job
                                                  xxviii. 11.
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            Whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years.
                                                  --Luke xiii.
                                                  16.
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   3. To cover, as with a bandage; to bandage or dress; --
      sometimes with up; as, to bind up a wound.
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   4. To make fast ( a thing) about or upon something, as by
      tying; to encircle with something; as, to bind a belt
      about one; to bind a compress upon a part.
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   5. To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action;
      as, certain drugs bind the bowels.
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   6. To protect or strengthen by a band or binding, as the edge
      of a carpet or garment.
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   7. To sew or fasten together, and inclose in a cover; as, to
      bind a book.
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   8. Fig.: To oblige, restrain, or hold, by authority, law,
      duty, promise, vow, affection, or other moral tie; as, to
      bind the conscience; to bind by kindness; bound by
      affection; commerce binds nations to each other.
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            Who made our laws to bind us, not himself. --Milton.
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   9. (Law)
      (a) To bring (any one) under definite legal obligations;
          esp. under the obligation of a bond or covenant.
          --Abbott.
      (b) To place under legal obligation to serve; to
          indenture; as, to bind an apprentice; -- sometimes
          with out; as, bound out to service.
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   To bind over, to put under bonds to do something, as to
      appear at court, to keep the peace, etc.

   To bind to, to contract; as, to bind one's self to a wife.
      

   To bind up in, to cause to be wholly engrossed with; to
      absorb in.
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   Syn: To fetter; tie; fasten; restrain; restrict; oblige.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bound \Bound\, a. [Past p. of OE. bounen to prepare, fr. boun
   ready, prepared, fr. Icel. b[=u]inn, p. p. of b[=u]a to
   dwell, prepare; akin to E. boor and bower. See Bond, a.,
   and cf. Busk, 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. "The mariner bound homeward."
   --Cowper.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bound \Bound\,
   imp. & p. p. of Bind.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bound \Bound\, p. p. & a.
   1. Restrained by a hand, rope, chain, fetters, or the like.
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   2. Inclosed in a binding or cover; as, a bound volume.
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   3. Under legal or moral restraint or obligation.
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   4. Constrained or compelled; destined; certain; -- followed
      by the infinitive; as, he is bound to succeed; he is bound
      to fail.
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   5. Resolved; as, I am bound to do it. [Collog. U. S.]
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   6. Constipated; costive.
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   Note: Used also in composition; as, icebound, windbound,
         hidebound, etc.
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   Bound bailiff (Eng. Law), a sheriff's officer who serves
      writs, makes arrests, etc. The sheriff being answerable
      for the bailiff's misdemeanors, the bailiff is usually
      under bond for the faithful discharge of his trust.

   Bound up in, entirely devoted to; inseparable from.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bound \Bound\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bounded; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Bounding.]
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   1. 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.
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            Where full measure only bounds excess. --Milton.
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            Phlegethon . . .
            Whose fiery flood the burning empire bounds.
                                                  --Dryden.
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   2. To name the boundaries of; as, to bound France.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bound \Bound\ (bound), n. [OE. bounde, bunne, OF. bonne, bonde,
   bodne, F. borne, fr. LL. bodina, bodena, bonna; prob. of
   Celtic origin; cf. Arm. bonn boundary, limit, and boden, bod,
   a tuft or cluster of trees, by which a boundary or limit
   could be marked. Cf. Bourne.]
   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.
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         He hath compassed the waters with bounds. --Job xxvi.
                                                  10.
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         On earth's remotest bounds.              --Campbell.
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         And mete the bounds of hate and love.    --Tennyson.
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   To keep within bounds, not to exceed or pass beyond
      assigned limits; to act with propriety or discretion.
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   Syn: See Boundary.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bound \Bound\, v. i. [F. bondir to leap, OF. bondir, bundir, to
   leap, resound, fr. L. bombitare to buzz, hum, fr. bombus a
   humming, buzzing. See Bomb.]
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   1. 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.
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            Before his lord the ready spaniel bounds. --Pope.
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            And the waves bound beneath me as a steed
            That knows his rider.                 --Byron.
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   2. To rebound, as an elastic ball.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bound \Bound\, v. t.
   1. To make to bound or leap; as, to bound a horse. [R.]
      --Shak.
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   2. To cause to rebound; to throw so that it will rebound; as,
      to bound a ball on the floor. [Collog.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bound \Bound\, n.
   1. A leap; an elastic spring; a jump.
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            A bound of graceful hardihood.        --Wordsworth.
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   2. Rebound; as, the bound of a ball. --Johnson.
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   3. (Dancing) Spring from one foot to the other.
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