Synonyms for bound
- having no alternative
- under compulsion
- under necessity
Antonyms for bound
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOUND
I am bound to him by ties stronger than usually bind the hearts of women.
Moreover, Master Hansen bound, as well as printed his books.
I knew those fellows inside were bound to hammer it down if they could.
After the captain left him, he struggled hard to unloose the cords which bound him.
I am bound for my quarters, I came but to thank you for your goodness to me, and to bid you farewell.
But, bound as he was, we can understand why they looked in vain.
I don't want to trouble him, but I was bound he shouldn't keep from me what was rightly my due.
But no one knows whither it is bound, and that is what makes life so interesting.
Speak to me as is your wont—with the same kindliness and warmth—you know I am bound to you.
The pinch was bound to come in a town where every man wore his gun.
"to leap," 1580s, from French bondir "to rebound, resound, echo," from Old French bondir "to leap, rebound; make a noise, beat (a drum)," 13c., ultimately "to echo back," from Vulgar Latin *bombitire "to buzz, hum" (see bomb (n.)), perhaps on model of Old French tentir, from Vulgar Latin *tinnitire.