snowbound
adjective Date: 1802 shut in or blockaded by snow

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • snowbound — ► ADJECTIVE 1) prevented from travelling or going out by snow. 2) cut off or inaccessible because of snow …   English terms dictionary

  • snowbound — [snō′bound΄] adj. shut in or blocked off by snow …   English World dictionary

  • snowbound — snow|bound [ snou,baund ] adjective in a situation in which snow makes traveling impossible: people snowbound in their homes a snowbound airport …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • snowbound — [[t]sno͟ʊbaʊnd[/t]] ADJ If people or vehicles are snowbound, they cannot go anywhere because of heavy snow. The village became snowbound. Syn: snowed in …   English dictionary

  • snowbound — UK [ˈsnəʊˌbaʊnd] / US [ˈsnoʊˌbaʊnd] adjective in a situation in which snow makes travelling impossible Hundreds of people were snowbound in their homes. a snowbound airport …   English dictionary

  • snowbound — confined confined adj. 1. having movement restricted to within a certain area; usually a building. Opposite of {unconfined}. Note: [Narrower terms: {claustrophobic}; {close, confining}; {homebound, housebound, shut in}; {in childbed(prenominal)}; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snowbound — snow|bound [ˈsnəubaund US ˈsnou ] adj blocked or prevented from leaving a place by large amounts of snow ▪ travelers who are snowbound at the airport …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • snowbound — adjective blocked or prevented from leaving a place by large amounts of snow: snowbound traffic …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • snowbound — /snoh bownd /, adj. shut in or immobilized by snow. [1805 15; SNOW + BOUND1] * * * …   Universalium

  • snowbound — adjective Unable to move, because of heavy snow. Syn: snowed in, storm stayed …   Wiktionary

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