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outward-bound

out·ward-bound
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [out-werd bound]
    • /ˈaʊt wərd baʊnd/
    • /ˈaʊt.wəd baʊnd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [out-werd bound]
    • /ˈaʊt wərd baʊnd/

Definitions of outward-bound word

  • adjective outward-bound headed in an outward direction, as toward foreign ports: We passed an outward-bound ship as we came into the harbor. 1
  • noun outward-bound a play (1923) by Sutton Vane. 1

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Origin of outward-bound

First appearance:

before 1595
One of the 38% oldest English words
First recorded in 1595-1605

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Outward-bound

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

outward-bound popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 71% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for outward-bound

adjective outward-bound

  • ex — (of goods) sold direct from.
  • leaving — something that is left; residue.
  • outbound — outward bound: an outbound freighter.
  • outgoing — going out; departing: outgoing trains.
  • withdrawing — Present participle of withdraw.

Antonyms for outward-bound

adjective outward-bound

  • arriving — to come to a certain point in the course of travel; reach one's destination: He finally arrived in Rome.
  • entering — Present participle of enter.

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