homebound
I. adjective Etymology: home + 1bound Date: 1598 going homeward ; bound for home <
homebound travelers
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II. adjective Etymology: home + 5bound Date: 1882 confined to the home

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  • homebound — home bound , home bound home bound , a. Kept at home, usually due to illness; same as {housebound}. Syn: housebound, shut in. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • homebound — 1882, from HOME (Cf. home) + BOUND (Cf. bound) (adj.2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • homebound — [hōm′bound΄] adj. 1. going home 2. confined to the home …   English World dictionary

  • homebound — I noun people who are confined to their homes (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑people • Member Meronyms: ↑invalid, ↑shut in II adjective confined usually by illness …   Useful english dictionary

  • homebound — homebound1 /hohm bownd /, adj. going home: homebound commuters. [1880 85; HOME + BOUND4] homebound2 /hohm bownd /, adj. confined to one s home, esp. because of illness. [1880 85; HOME + BOUND1] * * * …   Universalium

  • homebound — I home•bound [[t]ˈhoʊmˈbaʊnd[/t]] adj. going home: homebound traffic[/ex] II home•bound [[t]ˈhoʊmˌbaʊnd[/t]] adj. cvb confined to one s home …   From formal English to slang

  • homebound — adjective who is at their home, unable to leave it for some reason …   Wiktionary

  • homebound — adj. going home, on the way home …   English contemporary dictionary

  • homebound housebound shut-in — 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

  • home-bound — homebound home bound , home bound home bound , a. Kept at home, usually due to illness; same as {housebound}. Syn: housebound, shut in. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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