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weather-bound

weath·er-bound
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [weth -er bound]
    • /ˈwɛð ər baʊnd/
    • /ˈweðə(r) baʊnd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weth -er bound]
    • /ˈwɛð ər baʊnd/

Definitions of weather-bound word

  • adjective weather-bound delayed or shut in by bad weather. 1
  • adjective weather-bound (of a vessel, aircraft, etc) delayed by bad weather 0
  • adjective weather-bound delayed or halted by bad weather 0
  • adjective weather-bound delayed or prevented from doing some task because of bad weather. 0

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Origin of weather-bound

First appearance:

before 1580
One of the 35% oldest English words
First recorded in 1580-90

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Weather-bound

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

weather-bound popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

Synonyms for weather-bound

adjective weather-bound

  • fogbound — unable to sail or navigate because of heavy fog.

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