To better see all uses of the word
The Call of the Wild
please enable javascript.

Used In
The Call of the Wild
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary

as in: out of bounds; bounded on the east Define
a boundary or limit
  • Nig, equally friendly, though less demonstrative, was a huge black dog, half bloodhound and half deerhound, with eyes that laughed and a boundless good nature.
  • To Buck it was boundless delight, this hunting, fishing, and indefinite wandering through strange places.

  • There are no more uses of "bound" identified with this meaning, but check unspecified meaning below.

    Show samples from other sources
  • The ball went out of bounds.
  • She stepped out of bounds, so the other team got the ball.

  • Go to more samples

unspecified meaning
  • The muscles of his whole body contracted spasmodically and instinctively, the hair on his neck and shoulders stood on end, and with a ferocious snarl he bounded straight up into the blinding day, the snow flying about him in a flashing cloud.
  • The lightened sled bounded on its side behind them.

  • Show more
  • The Yukon was straining to break loose the ice that bound it down.
  • At a bound Buck took up the duties of leadership; and where judgment was required, and quick thinking and quick acting, he showed himself the superior even of Spitz, of whom Francois had never seen an equal.
  • He did not pause to worry the victim, but ripped in passing, with the next bound tearing wide the throat of a second man.
  • Man and the claims of man no longer bound him.

  • There are no more uses of "bound" in the book.

To see samples from other sources, click a word sense below:
as in: south-bound lanes Define
travelling in a particular direction or to a specific location
as in: She's bound to succeed. Define
almost certain to; or determined to
as in: bound together Define
held together (connected or united) or wrapped (see word notes for a more detailed definition based upon context)
as in: I can't/must. I'm bound by... Define
tied up, prevented, or required
as in: the binding is loose Define
something that holds things together, or wraps or covers or ties something
as in: It put me in a bind. Define
a difficult situation
as in: out of bounds; bounded on the east Define
a boundary or limit
as in: The deer bound across the trail. Define
to leap or jump
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading