• Past of bind
  • To surround a territory or other geographical entity; to form the boundary of.
  • To be the bound of.
  • To leap, move by jumping.
  • To cause to leap.
  • To rebound; to bounce.
  • To cause to rebound; to throw so that it will rebound; to bounce.




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  • From Middle English bound, bund and bounden, bunden, ibunden, ȝebunden, from Old English and bunden, ġebunden respectively. See bind.
  • From Middle English bound, bownde, alternation (with -d partly for euphonic effect and partly by association with Etymology 1 above) of Middle English boun, from Old Norse búinn, past participle of búa.
  • From Middle English bounde, from Old French bunne, from Medieval Latin bodina, earlier butina
  • From Middle English bounden, from the noun (see above).
  • From Middle English *bounden (attested as bounten), from French bondir; perhaps from Late Latin bombitāre, present active infinitive of bombitō, frequentative verb, from Latin bombus.

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