1 Usually, bounds. boundary, boundary-line, limit(s), extent, border(s), confines:
Please try to keep the dogs within the bounds of the estate. Carl's plan is beyond the bounds of common sense.
2 limit, restrict, confine, delimit, define, circumscribe:
The river bounds the property on the east.
1 leap, jump, vault, spring; bounce, hop:
With a great bound, the dog was upon me.
by leaps and bounds. See leap
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3 leap, jump, hop, spring, vault, gambol, caper, romp, frolic, bounce, Colloq galumph:
The wolfhound came bounding towards me across the meadow.
1 tied, fast, fixed, fastened, confined, secured:
We were bound hand and foot and left in the cave.
2 obliged, obligated, required, constrained, forced, compelled:
In the circumstances, Philippa was bound to do as she was told.
3 determined, resolved:
Otto is bound to go to the party if Antonia is going.
4 likely, certain, sure, destined, predestined, fated, doomed:
He is bound to get the sack if he goes on turning up late.
5 destined, scheduled, booked; headed, directed:
We were bound for Cardiff.