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Quick Definition

If something is "bound", then it has been tied or connected to something else in some way.

This typically refers to one of three things:
  • Something has been physically tied to something else with a rope or other attachment. For example, a damsel in distress may be bound (ie, tied up with a rope) by the dastardly villain.
  • A key on the keyboard, button on the controller, or button on the mouse might be assigned (bound) to a specific action. Changing which keys are assigned to an action is known as "rebinding" them.
  • A supernatural entity might be restrained by magically connecting it with a location or object. When this happens, the entity is said to be bound (ie, tethered) to the object.