any electric charge that is bound to an atom or molecule (opposed to free charge).
going or intending to go; on the way to; destined (usually followed by for): The train is bound for Denver. Archaic. prepared; ready. verb the past tense and past participle of bind adjective in bonds or chains; tied with or as if with a rope: a bound prisoner (in combination) restricted; confined: housebound, fogbound (postpositive, […]
a linguistic form that never occurs by itself but always as part of some larger construction, as -ed in seated. Compare free form (def 2).
Wholly obligated, unable to free oneself. For example, These rules have us bound hand and foot; we can’t even discuss the matter. This term transfers the literal meaning, having one’s hands and feet tied and therefore unable to move, to legal, moral, or social obligations. The expression dates from the 10th century a.d.
to fasten or secure with a band or bond. to encircle with a band or ligature: She bound her hair with a ribbon. to swathe or bandage (often followed by up): to bind up one’s wounds. to fasten around; fix in place by girding: They bound his hands behind him. to tie up (anything, as […]