bound1 / bound/ • v. [intr.] walk or run with leaping strides: Louis came bounding down the stairs.• n. a leaping movement upward: I went up the steps in two effortless bounds.bound2 • n. (often bounds) a territorial limit; a boundary: the ancient bounds of the forest. ∎ a limitation or restriction on feeling or action: it is not beyond the bounds of possibility that the issue could arise again. ∎ technical a limiting value.• v. [tr.] (usu. be bounded) form the boundary of; enclose: the ground was bounded by a main road on one side and a meadow on the other. ∎ place within certain limits; restrict: freedom of action is bounded by law.PHRASES: out of bounds (of a place) outside the limits of where one is permitted to be: his kitchen was out of bounds to me at mealtimes. ∎ Sports outside the regular playing area. ∎ fig. beyond what is acceptable: Paul felt that this conversation was getting out of bounds.bound3 • adj. heading toward somewhere: trains bound for Chicago. ∎ fig. destined or likely to have a specified experience: they were bound for disaster.bound4 • past and past participle of bind.• adj. 1. [in comb.] restricted or confined to a specified place: his job kept him city-bound. ∎ prevented from operating normally by the specified conditions: blizzard-bound Boston.2. certain to do or have something: there is bound to be a change of plan. ∎ obliged by law, circumstances, or duty to do something: I'm bound to do what I can to help Sam.3. [in comb.] (of a book) having a specified binding: fine leather-bound books.4. constipated.PHRASES: bound up with (or in) closely connected with or related to: democracy is bound up with a measure of economic and social equality.
Bound ★★ 1996 (R)
Ex-con Corky (Gershon) is busy fixing up her new apartment after serving five years for robbery. Her next-door neighbors are Caesar (Pantoliano), a neurotic, money-laundering mobster, and his sexy girlfriend, a seemingly dumb brunette named Violet (Tilly). The femme twosome hook up (in and out of bed) and hatch a plan to steal two million freshly laundered dollars from Caesar, who goes ballistic when he discovers the money gone. It's a flashy—but not substantive—thriller. Directorial debut for the brothers Wachowski. 107m/C VHS, DVD . Gina Gershon, Jennifer Tilly, Joe Pantoliano, John P. Ryan, Barry Kivel, Christopher Meloni, Peter Spellos, Richard Sarafian, Mary Mara, Susie Bright, Ivan Kane, Kevin M. Richardson, Gene Borkan; D: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski; W: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski; C: Bill Pope; M: Don Davis.
Hence bound vb. †limit XIV; form the boundary of XVII. boundless XVI.
So bound sb. XVI. — F. bond.