Bound Bound, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bounding}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To limit; to terminate; to fix the furthest point of extension of; -- said of natural or of moral objects; to lie along, or form, a boundary of; to inclose; to circumscribe; to restrain; to confine. [1913 Webster]

Where full measure only bounds excess. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Phlegethon . . . Whose fiery flood the burning empire bounds. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To name the boundaries of; as, to bound France. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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