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bound
used in The Great Gatsby

4 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
south-bound lanes
Definition
traveling in a particular direction or to a specific location
  • 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.
    p. 57.1
bound = traveling (to a specific location)
  • 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.
    p. 136.9
bound = traveling (to a specific location)
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2  —1 use as in:
She's bound to succeed.
Definition
almost certain to; or determined to
  • Jimmy was bound to get ahead.
    p. 173.8
bound = almost certain
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3  —1 use as in:
bound together
Definition
held together (connected or united) or wrapped
The exact meaning of this sense of bound is subject to its context. For example:
  • "The pages of the book are bound with glue." — held together physically
  • "The book is bound in leather." — wrapped or covered
  • "The United States and England are bound together by a common language." — connected or united (tied together metaphorically)
  • "She cleaned the wound and bound it with fresh bandages." — wrapped
  • "She is wheelchair-bound." — connected (moves with a wheelchair because she is unable to walk)
  • "The jacket has bound buttonholes." — edges wrapped by fabric or trim rather than stitches
  • "She's the one in the bound-edge hat." — where the edge of the hat is wrapped in a decorative material.
  • We walked through a high hallway into a bright rosy-colored space, fragilely bound into the house by French windows at either end.
    p. 8.0
bound = connected or united
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4  —1 use as in:
out of bounds; bounded on the east
Definition
a boundary or limit
  • The valley of ashes is bounded on one side by a small foul river, and, when the drawbridge is up to let barges through, the passengers on waiting trains can stare at the dismal scene for as long as half an hour.
    p. 24.2
bounded = limited (stops at)
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