The difference between Bound and Free

When used as nouns, bound means a boundary, the border which one must cross in order to enter or leave a territory, whereas free means ..

When used as verbs, bound means to surround a territory or other geographical entity, whereas free means to make free.

When used as adjectives, bound means obliged (to), whereas free means unconstrained. not imprisoned or enslaved. unconstrained by timidity or distrust generous.

Free is also adverb with the meaning: without needing to pay.

check bellow for the other definitions of Bound and Free

  1. Bound as a verb:


    "I bound the [[splint]] to my leg."

    "I had bound the splint with [[duct tape]]."

  1. Bound as an adjective (with infinitive):

    Obliged (to).


    "You are not legally bound to reply."

  2. Bound as an adjective (with infinitive):

    Very likely (to), certain to


    "They were bound to come into conflict eventually."

  3. Bound as an adjective (linguistics, of a [[morpheme]]):

    That cannot stand alone as a free word.

  4. Bound as an adjective (mathematics, logic, of a [[variable]]):

    Constrained by a quantifier.

  5. Bound as an adjective (dated):

    Constipated; costive.

  6. Bound as an adjective:

    Confined or restricted to a certain place; e.g. railbound.

  7. Bound as an adjective:

    Unable to move in certain conditions; e.g. snowbound.

  1. Bound as a noun (often, used in plural):

    A boundary, the border which one must cross in order to enter or leave a territory.


    "I reached the northern bound of my property, took a deep breath and walked on."

    "Somewhere within these bounds you may find a buried treasure."

  2. Bound as a noun (mathematics):

    A value which is known to be greater or smaller than a given set of values.

  1. Bound as a verb:

    To surround a territory or other geographical entity.


    "France, Portugal, Gibraltar and Andorra bound Spain."

    "Kansas is bounded by Nebraska on the north, Missouri on the east, Oklahoma on the south and Colorado on the west."

  2. Bound as a verb (mathematics):

    To be the boundary of.

  1. Bound as a noun:

    A sizeable jump, great leap.


    "The deer crossed the stream in a single bound."

  2. Bound as a noun:

    A spring from one foot to the other in dancing.

  3. Bound as a noun (dated):

    A bounce; a rebound.


    "the bound of a ball"

    "rfquotek Johnson"

  1. Bound as a verb (intransitive):

    To leap, move by jumping.


    "The rabbit bounded down the lane."

  2. Bound as a verb (transitive):

    To cause to leap.


    "to bound a horse"

  3. Bound as a verb (intransitive, dated):

    To rebound; to bounce.


    "a rubber ball bounds on the floor"

  4. Bound as a verb (transitive, dated):

    To cause to rebound; to throw so that it will rebound; to bounce.


    "to bound a ball on the floor"

  1. Bound as an adjective (obsolete):

    Ready, prepared.

  2. Bound as an adjective:

    Ready to start or go (to); moving in the direction (of).


    "Which way are you bound?"

    "Is that message bound for me?"

  1. Free as an adjective (social):

    Unconstrained. Not imprisoned or enslaved. Unconstrained by timidity or distrust Generous; liberal. Clear of offence or crime; guiltless; innocent. Without obligations. Thrown open, or made accessible, to all; to be enjoyed without limitations; unrestricted; not obstructed, engrossed, or appropriated; open; said of a thing to be possessed or enjoyed. Not arbitrary or despotic; assuring liberty; defending individual rights against encroachment by any person or class; instituted by a free people; said of a government, institutions, etc. With no or only freedom-preserving limitations on distribution or modification. Intended for release, as opposed to a checked version.


    "He was given free rein to do whatever he wanted."

    "synonyms: unconstrained unfettered unhindered"

    "ant constrained restricted"

    "a free man"

    "ant bound enslaved imprisoned"

    "synonyms: unreserved frank communicative"

    "He's very free with his money."

    "'free time"

    "a free school"

    "This is a free country."

    "OpenOffice is [[free software free software]]."

    "synonyms: libre"

    "ant proprietary"

  2. Free as an adjective (by extension, chiefly, advertising slang):

    Obtainable without any payment. complimentary


    "The government provides free health care."

    "synonyms: free of charge gratis"

    "Buy a TV to get a free DVD player!"

  3. Free as an adjective (abstract):

    Unconstrained. Unconstrained by relators. Unconstrained by quantifiers. Unconstrained of identifiers, not bound. That can be used by itself, unattached to another morpheme.


    "the free group on three generators"

    "<math>z</math> is the free variable in <math>\forall x\exists y:xy=z</math>."

    "ant bound"

    "synonyms: unbound"

    "ant bound"

  4. Free as an adjective (physical):

    Unconstrained. Unobstructed, without blockages. Unattached or uncombined. Not currently in use; not taken; unoccupied. Not attached; loose.


    "the drain was free'"

    "synonyms: clear unobstructed"

    "ant blocked obstructed"

    "a free radical"

    "synonyms: loose unfastened Thesaurus:loose"

    "You can sit on this chair; it's free."

    "In this group of mushrooms, the gills are free."

  5. Free as an adjective:

    Without; not containing (what is specified); exempt; clear; liberated.


    "We had a wholesome, filling meal, free of meat.&emsp; I would like to live free from care in the mountains."

    "synonyms: without"

  6. Free as an adjective (dated):

    Ready; eager; acting without spurring or whipping; spirited.


    "a free horse"

  7. Free as an adjective (dated):

    Invested with a particular freedom or franchise; enjoying certain immunities or privileges; admitted to special rights; followed by of.

  8. Free as an adjective (UK, legal, obsolete):

    Certain or honourable; the opposite of base.


    "'free service;&emsp; free socage"

    "rfquotek Burrill"

  9. Free as an adjective (legal):

    Privileged or individual; the opposite of common.


    "a free fishery;&emsp; a free warren"

    "rfquotek Burrill"

  1. Free as an adverb:

    Without needing to pay.


    "I got this bike free."

    "synonyms: for free for nothing"

  2. Free as an adverb (obsolete):

    Freely; willingly.

  1. Free as a verb (transitive):

    To make free; set at liberty; release; rid of that which confines, limits, embarrasses, or oppresses.

  1. Free as a noun (Australian rules football, Gaelic football):


  2. Free as a noun:

    free transfer

  3. Free as a noun (hurling):

    The usual means of restarting play after a foul is committed, where the non-offending team restarts from where the foul was committed.