from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Fastened in or to the soil: earthbound roots.
- adj. Attached or confined to the earth or to earthly concerns: an earthbound existence.
- adj. Unimaginative; ordinary.
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- adj. confined to the Earth
- adj. unimaginative or mundane
- adj. heading towards Earth
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. confined to the earth
- adj. lacking wit or imagination
Outside, she'll be in your environment: earthbound, which is foreign to her.
Others improvised a kind of earthbound breaststroke.
Right now, Kidman's look has taken her beyond the shoals of representing that kind of earthbound experience.
But NASA's strong history of innovation, as well as our dominance in space, is in danger because President Barack Obama has decided to shift the agency's mission to more "earthbound" tasks.
But the concept also showed some promise and has a particular appeal as a kind of earthbound Star Trek.
As she says our earthbound minds cannot grasp its unity.
The council, furious with his wasted effort, is about to disband in [despair] when in rushes a messenger saying that thousands upon thousands of space ships are earthbound to [rejuvenate] the home planet - because they heard the old songs and stories and were reminded of home.
Yet he ignores the paradox itself: If motion is really only relative—that is, if the earth-bound traveller, when viewed by the airborne one, is the one who seems to move—why does not the same effect also apply to the earthbound clock?
"Feathers" is an earthbound book, but this does not keep the author—or the reader—from looking up in wonder.
When that happened, all the gods (who, it turns out, really did exist in ethereal forms, science be damned) became earthbound as humans.
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