simple past tense and past participle of bind. tied; in bonds: a bound prisoner. made fast as if by a band or bond: She is bound to her family. secured within a cover, as a book. under a legal or moral obligation: He is bound by the terms of the contract. destined; sure; certain: It […]
Firmly resolved to, as in He was bound and determined to finish the assignment before taking on another . This phrase is a redundancy used for emphasis, as bound and determined here both mean “resolved to.” Also see bound to
something that indicates bounds or limits; a limiting or bounding line. Also called frontier. Mathematics. the collection of all points of a given set having the property that every neighborhood of each point contains points in the set and in the complement of the set. Cricket. a hit in which the ball reaches or crosses […]
polarization charge. any electric charge that is bound to an atom or molecule (opposed to free charge).