AskDefine | Define bounds

Dictionary Definition



1 the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something [syn: boundary, bound]
2 the greatest possible degree of something; "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability" [syn: limit, boundary]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Plural of bound


  1. third-person singular of bound

Extensive Definition

Bound may refer to:
  • Upper and lower bounds, observed limits of mathematical functions
  • Terms or bounds, segments of each astrological sign that are said to have different ruling planets
  • Bound state, a composite of two or more building blocks which behave as a single object
  • In law, parties can be bound to an enforceable contract
  • Bound, a descriptor of a book that has gone through the bookbinding process
  • Edward McKendree Bounds, a Methodist minister and author of books chiefly on prayer
  • Bound up as in bound and gagged
  • "Bound for (a place)" can mean "going to (that place)".
In entertainment: Bounds may refer to:
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