bound formbound form
- A linguistic element that always occurs as part of another word, such as –ly in lovely.
- The form taken by a noun in a Semitic language when the noun is followed directly by a possessor noun or by a possessive pronoun suffix.
(plural bound forms)
- (linguistics) a unit of language that can be only be used as part of a word, not as a word on its own (such as the English suffix -ly)