Word of the Day: Bound (verb only)

verb: (past tense and past participle of bind)

1. to set limits or boundaries; constrain

The river flows at its own sweet will, but the flood is bound in the two banks. If it were not thus bound, its freedom would be wasted.” Vinoba Bhave, 1895 – 1982

2. to hold or join together by a bond

My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” Desmond Tutu, 1931 –

The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations – each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony.” Ruth Bernhard, 1905 – 2006

(tune in tomorrow for “bound” defined as an adjective)