Binded versus Bound

What is the Difference Between Binded and Bound?


When to Use Bound

Bound is a verb, and it has multiple meanings. In one sense, to bound is to leap, the way a gazelle might bound across the savanna.

In another sense, bound means to establish an edge, the way the state of Oregon is bounded to the north by the Columbia River.

In this article, though, I will focus on bound’s use as the past tense conjugation of the verb bind, which means to tie something up or constrain something.

For example,

  • When Alex woke up, her hands and feet were bound and her mouth was taped shut.

    When to Use Binded

    Binded is an incorrect conjugation of the verb to bind.

    Summary

    Is it bound or binded? Bound has many meanings, including the past tense of bind. Binded is an incorrect form that rarely appears in print. Use bound in your own writing.

    To summarize,

    Bound is the correct past tense of bind.
    Binded is an incorrect conjugation of the same verb.

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