- 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. to run with long steps, especially in an enthusiastic way The dogs bounded ahead.
- 2[transitive, usually passive] bound something (formal) to form the edge or limit of an area The field was bounded on the left by a wood. Word Originverb sense 1 early 16th cent. (as a noun): from French bond (noun), bondir (verb)
BrE BrE//baʊnd//; NAmE NAmE//baʊnd//see also bindVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bound
BrE BrE//baʊnd//; NAmE NAmE//baʊnd//he / she / it bounds
BrE BrE//baʊndz//; NAmE NAmE//baʊndz//past simple bounded
BrE BrE//ˈbaʊndɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbaʊndɪd//; BrE BrE//ˈbaʊndɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbaʊndɪd//past participle bounded
BrE BrE//ˈbaʊndɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbaʊndɪd//; BrE BrE//ˈbaʊndɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbaʊndɪd//-ing form bounding
BrE BrE//ˈbaʊndɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbaʊndɪŋ//; BrE BrE//ˈbaʊndɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbaʊndɪŋ//