Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Moving or traveling homeward.
  • adj. Restricted or confined to home: homebound invalids.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. who is at their home, unable to leave it for some reason

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Kept at home, usually due to illness; same as housebound.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as homeward-bound.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. people who are confined to their homes
  • adj. confined usually by illness

Etymologies

home + bound4.
home + bound3.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The practice, called homebound instruction, is common for a number of reasons, including health-related issues, special education or when students present a safety threat to others, he said.

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  • Upcoming auxiliary fundraisers include gift wrap at the Green Valley Barnes & Noble from Dec. 21 to Dec. 23, and its Valentine's Day program, where volunteers call homebound seniors and read them a light-hearted poem.

    Las Vegas Sun Stories: All Sun Headlines

  • The Shopper / Transportation program needs volunteers to drive around the elderly, the Friendly Visitor Program needs volunteers to visit those who may be experiencing loneliness and depression, the Bikur Cholin program needs volunteers to visit ill patients in hospitals and the Telephone Reassurance program needs volunteers to call homebound seniors.

    Las Vegas Sun Stories: All Sun Headlines

  • Home Health: The guidance informs States that they may no longer require that people meet the more narrow Medicare definition of "homebound" in order to receive Medicaid home health services.

    Fact Sheet On Community Services For People With Disabilities

  • Those pushing for change say that the current system isn't fair to people who can't attend the caucuses (technically called precinct conventions), such as homebound elderly people or those who have to work.

    statesman.com - Highschool

  • Those programs include: reading intervention programs, special teaching programs for students that are "homebound," and bedside programs for students in the hospital.

    News - MyNC.com

  • In Miami, two doctors and several nurses from ABC Home Health Care Inc. were charged with swindling $25 million by writing fake prescriptions recommending nurses and other expensive aids to treat homebound patients, authorities said.

    Massive Nationwide Medicare Bust

  • We had a three-hour layover before we could board our homebound jet to Washington-Dulles.

    Danielle Crittenden: Confessions of a Terrorist Profiler

  • St. Mary's County Meals on Wheels needs drivers and substitutes to deliver meals to homebound people once a week.

    Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

  • Arlington Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to deliver meals to the homebound, 11 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. weekdays. 703-522-0811 or mowvolunteers@yahoo.com.

    Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

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