Definition of bound noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//baʊnd//
; NAmE NAmE//baʊnd//
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  • (formal) a high or long jump The dog cleared the gate in one bound. see also bounds
  • Word Originnoun early 16th cent. (as a noun): from French bond (noun), bondir (verb) ‘resound’, later ‘rebound’, from late Latin bombitare, from Latin bombus ‘humming’.Idioms very quickly; in large amounts Her health has improved in leaps and bounds.
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