Sense: 1
Date: 1500-1600
Language: Old French
Origin: bondir, from Vulgar Latin bombitire 'to hum', from Latin bombus; BOMB1
Sense: 2
Date: 1500-1600
Origin: BOUND41


3 verb
1 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to run with a lot of energy, because you are happy, excited, or frightened
bound up/towards/across etc
Suddenly a huge dog came bounding towards me.

be bounded by something

if a country or area of land is bounded by something such as a wall, river etc, it has the wall etc at its edge:
a yard bounded by a wooden fence
The US is bounded in the north by Canada and in the south by Mexico.

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