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bound
used in Romeo and Juliet

4 meanings, 11 uses
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1  —2 uses 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.
  •   Was ever book containing such vile matter
      So fairly bound?
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — A Room in Capulet's House (59% in)
bound = wrapped
  •   Find written in the margin of his eyes.
      This precious book of love, this unbound lover,
    1.3 — Act 1 Scene 3 — Room in Capulet's House (81% in)
unbound = unconstrained

(Editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unbound means not and reverses the meaning of bound. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
There are no more uses of "bound" flagged with this meaning in Romeo and Juliet.

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2  —4 uses as in:
I can't/must. I'm bound by...
Definition
to be constrained in some way — such as tied up, prevented, required, or obligated
The exact meaning of this sense of bound is subject to its context. For example:
  • "Her wrists were bound." — tied up
  • "I am bound by my word." — required or obligated (in this case to keep a promise)
  • "It is a binding contract." — must be obeyed (The people who signed the contract are legally required to do what it says or suffer legal penalties.)
  • "He is muscle bound." — prevented from moving easily (due to having such large, tight muscles)
  •   Not mad, but bound more than a madman is,
      Shut up in prison,
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — A Street (54% in)
bound = constrained
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • But Montague is bound as well as I,
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — A Street (2% in)
  • bound = constrained by an oath
  •   I am too sore enpierced with his shaft
      To soar with his light feathers; and so bound,
      I cannot bound a pitch above dull woe.
      Under love's heavy burden do I sink.
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — A Street (19% in)
  • bound = constrained
  •   Now, afore God, this reverend holy friar,
      All our whole city is much bound to him.
    4.2 — Act 4 Scene 2 — Hall in Capulet's House (67% in)
bound = obligated
There are no more uses of "bound" flagged with this meaning in Romeo and Juliet.

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3  —4 uses as in:
out of bounds; bounded on the east
Definition
a boundary or limit
  •   ... 'Romeo is banished.'
      There is no end, no limit, measure, bound,
      In that word's death. No words can that woe sound.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — A Room in Capulet's House (87% in)
bound = limit
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  •   You are a lover. Borrow Cupid's wings,
      And soar with them above a common bound.
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — A Street (17% in)
  • bound = limit
  •   My bounty is as boundless as the sea.
      My love as deep. The more I give to thee,
      The more I have, for both are infinite.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — Capulet's Garden (68% in)
  • boundless = limitless

    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-less" in boundless means without. This is the same pattern you see in words like fearless, homeless, and endless.)
  •   I met the youthful lord at Lawrence' cell,
      And gave him what becomed love I might,
      Not stepping o'er the bounds of modesty.
    4.2 — Act 4 Scene 2 — Hall in Capulet's House (57% in)
bounds = limits
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4  —1 use as in:
The deer bound across the trail.
Definition
to leap or jump
  •   I cannot bound a pitch above dull woe.
      Under love's heavy burden do I sink.
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — A Street (19% in)
bound = leap
There are no more uses of "bound" flagged with this meaning in Romeo and Juliet.

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