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bound
used in The Witch of Blackbird Pond

4 meanings, 6 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
south-bound lanes
Definition
traveling in a particular direction or to a specific location
  • I am John Holbrook, bound for Wethersfield, which I learn is your destination as well.
    p. 10.8
bound = traveling (to a specific location)
  • "Come time to use it I'll be bound for Barbados," replied Nat briskly.
    p. 125.5
bound = traveling (to a particular location)
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2  —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.
  • And Jonathan can be the Good Samaritan who finds him and binds up his wounds.
    p. 87.3
binds = wraps
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3  —1 use as in:
the binding is loose
Definition
something that holds things together, or wraps or covers or ties something
  • She pictured Grandfather, the blue-veined hands caressing the leather bindings, and she knew that he had not cherished his books with any thought of improving his sinful nature.
    p. 25.5
bindings = covers that wrap and hold together the pages of books
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4  —2 uses as in:
The deer bound across the trail.
Definition
to leap or jump
  • She whirled back to see Nat bounding over the rail.
    p. 150.2
bounding = leaping
  • With a bound she was over the side and had set foot on America.
    p. 5.8
bound = leap
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