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bound -- as in: south-bound lanes
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as in: south-bound lanes Define
travelling in a particular direction or to a specific location
  • There was an accident in the south-bound lanes.
  • The car broke down in an east-bound lane of the highway 10.
  • The bus was bound for Las Vegas when the accident occurred.
  • The meeting is to inform college-bound students about financial aid.

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  • The earth-bound asteroid is thought to have a 1 in 300 chance of hitting our planet in the year 2880.
  • The movie is called Homeward Bound.
  • I am bound and determined to get into a good college.
  • "Wher’ you bound for, young man?"
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Again at eight o’clock, when the dark lanes of the Forties were five deep with throbbing taxi-cabs, bound for the theatre district, I felt a sinking in my heart.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • A rumour is going round that there may be peace, but the other story is more likely—that we are bound for Russia.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front

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  • He would sometimes mount his horse, as if bound to St. Michael’s, a distance of seven miles, and in half an hour afterwards you would see him coiled up in the corner of the wood-fence, watching every motion of the slaves.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Bats usually wheel about, but this one seemed to go straight on, as if it knew where it was bound for or had some intention of its own.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • We laid there all day, and watched the rafts and steamboats spin down the Missouri shore, and up-bound steamboats fight the big river in the middle.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • If he be not at the place whither he is bound, he can only change himself at noon or at exact sunrise or sunset.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Experience is a keen teacher; and long before you had mastered your A B C, or knew where the "white sails" of the Chesapeake were bound, you began, I see, to gauge the wretchedness of the slave, not by his hunger and want, not by his lashes and toil, but by the cruel and blighting death which gathers over his soul.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • We go off now to find what ship, and whither bound.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Dr. Van Helsing described what steps were taken during the day to discover on what boat and whither bound Count Dracula made his escape.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • There we find that only one Black Sea bound ship go out with the tide.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Just as the latter was getting uneasy, some workmen came past the door bound for his restaurant, and Michaelis took the opportunity to get away, intending to come back later.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • We fixed up a short forked stick to hang the old lantern on, because we must always light the lantern whenever we see a steamboat coming down-stream, to keep from getting run over; but we wouldn’t have to light it for up-stream boats unless we see we was in what they call a "crossing"; for the river was pretty high yet, very low banks being still a little under water; so up-bound boats didn’t always run the channel, but hunted easy water.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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To see samples using other meanings of bound, 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
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