the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑boundary, ↑bound
Derivationally related forms: ↑bound (for: ↑bound), ↑bound (for: ↑boundary)
Hypernyms: ↑extremity
Instance Hyponyms: ↑Rubicon, ↑Mohorovicic discontinuity, ↑Moho

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plural of bound
present third singular of bound

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bounds [bounds] [baʊndz] [baʊndz] noun plural
the accepted or furthest limits of sth

beyond/outside/within the bounds of


Public spending must be kept within reasonable bounds.

It was not

beyond the bounds of possibility

that they would meet again one day.

His enthusiasm

knew no bounds (= was very great)


more at by/in leaps and bounds at leap n.
Idiom:out of bounds  
Example 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

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