- nounthe line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something (Freq. 1)• Hypernyms: ↑extremity• Hyponyms:↑hairline, ↑frontier, ↑heliopause, ↑boundary line, ↑border, ↑borderline, ↑delimitation, ↑mete, ↑bourn, ↑bourne, ↑district line, ↑county line, ↑city line, ↑edge, ↑end, ↑limit, ↑demarcation, ↑demarcation line, ↑outline, ↑lineation, ↑surface, ↑shoreline
* * *plural of boundpresent third singular of bound
* * *the accepted or furthest limits of sth
•beyond/outside/within the bounds of
Public spending must be kept within reasonable bounds.
It was notbeyond the bounds of possibility
that they would meet again one day.
His enthusiasmknew no bounds (= was very great)
.Idiom: ↑out of boundsExample Bank:
I am afraid your behaviour was beyond the bounds of decency.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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bounds — ounds n. 1. the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something; as, the fotball was caught out of bounds. Syn: boundary, bound. [WordNet 1.5] 2. the greatest possible extent or degree of something. Syn: limit, boundary. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bounds — index ambit, area (province), border, capacity (sphere), circuit, configuration (confines) … Law dictionary
bounds — n. 1) to set the bounds 2) out of bounds to 3) within bounds 4) (misc.) to know no bounds (her generosity knew no bounds) * * * out of bounds to to set the bounds within bounds (misc.) to know no bounds (her generosity knew no bounds) … Combinatory dictionary
Bounds — This interesting surname is of Anglo Saxon origin, and was at first a status name for a peasant farmer or husbandman. The derivation is from the Olde English pre 7th Century bonda , bunda , reinforced by the Old Norse bonde , bondi , in Middle… … Surnames reference
bounds — bound [adj] obligated; destined apprenticed, articled, bent, bounden, certain, coerced, compelled, constrained, contracted, doomed, driven, duty bound, enslaved, fated, firm, forced, having no alternative, impelled, indentured, intent, made,… … New thesaurus
bounds — ribos statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. boundaries; bounds; limits; ranges vok. Grenzen, f rus. пределы, m pranc. limites, f … Automatikos terminų žodynas
bounds — Boundaries. See metes and bounds … Ballentine's law dictionary
bounds — baÊŠnd n. limit, border, boundary adj. obligated; certain; fastened, tied v. jump; leap; function as a border, delimit … English contemporary dictionary
bounds — The external or limiting lines, either real or imaginary, of any object or space; that which limits or circumscribes … Black's law dictionary
Bounds Green tube station — is a London Underground station, located at the junction of Bounds Green Road and Brownlow Road, in North London.The station is on the Piccadilly Line, between Wood Green and Arnos Grove stations, and is on the boundary between Travelcard Zone 3… … Wikipedia