- (limits)within boundslímites (masculine plural)her generosity/enthusiasm knows no boundsdentro de ciertos límiteswithin the bounds of the citysu generosidad/entusiasmo no tiene límite(s)within the bounds of reason/possibilitydentro del perímetro urbano or de los límites de la ciudadthe play goes beyond the bounds of decencydentro de lo razonable/posibleit's not beyond the bounds of possibility that they know alreadyla obra cae en lo indecentethe shop is out of bounds to schoolchildren(bien) cabe la posibilidad de que ya lo sepanno es descabellado pensar que ya lo sabenlos niños tienen prohibido entrar en la tiendaExample sentences
- We elves patrol throughout the Black Wood, and well into the bounds of the ancient elf kingdom, including the Marshes where you are from.
- I do not need to take it any further than to merely say there is a broad power and it can operate beyond the bounds of the Territory.
- The bounds of the territorium, described topographically, match the present Llangors parish.
- My only limits are the bounds of good taste, what I consider good taste.
- His ambition for approbation sets bounds and limits to his ambition, so to speak.
- By contrast, hoarding of a non-monetary commodity is kept within bounds by declining marginal utility.
- (field/area/country)she refuses to be bounded by practical constraintsse niega a verse constreñida por consideraciones de orden prácticoExample sentences
- Oval in plan, the enclosure is bounded by a single stone wall 2.7 m. thick.
- It is 120 feet long and 45 feet wide, is enclosed by cut stone granite walls and bounded by mature trees.
- The site is bounded by fencing, hedges and trees, and fences divide most of the plots.
- (predicative) (headed)bound
fora ship bound for New Yorkthe truck was bound for Italyun barco con rumbo a Nueva Yorkthey are homeward/Moscow boundel camión iba rumbo a Italiavan camino a casa/a MoscúExample sentences
- That where he is bound come April 5, when he will attempt to better his brave fourth place in last year's National.
- Much to my delight, the traffic was heading in the other direction and I had the northern bound freeway to myself.
- But how many minutes will the bench - bound Italian with the stylised facial hair play against the Koreans?
- past & past p→ bind
- 1 (obliged)to be bound to +
infinitivethe police are bound to prosecute in such caseshe felt bound to tell his mother what had happenedla policía está obligada a remitir tales casos a la justiciaI'm duty/honor bound to tell you the truthse sintió obligado a decirle a su madre lo que había sucedidobound and determined (American English)es mi deber/obligación decirte la verdad
- 2 (predicative) (certain)to be bound to +
infinitiveit was bound to happen sooner or latershe's bound to be electedtarde o temprano tenía que sucederit's bound to be expensiveseguro que sale elegidait was bound to go wrongseguro que es carotiene que ser carothey're up to no good, I'll be bound [colloquial] [dated]no cabía duda de que iba a salir malestoy seguro de que están haciendo algo que no deben
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Opus Dei - Latin for "God's Work" - is a Catholic organization founded in Spain in 1928. The Opus became very influential in Spanish society, above all by founding schools and universities. The aim was to create an élite which would spread Christian ideals throughout society. The University of Navarre is one of its foremost institutions.