Definitions

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

  • adj. Bound inward; incoming: inbound commuter traffic.
  • transitive v. To put (the ball) into play by passing it from out of bounds to a teammate on the court.
  • intransitive v. To execute an inbounds pass.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Coming in, heading inwards
  • v. To pass a ball inbounds
  • n. An inbound shipment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Bound homeward; coming in, as to a place or harbor: as, an inbound fishing-fleet.

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

  • adj. directed or moving inward or toward a center

Etymologies

in +‎ bound (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • They recommend the use of social media internally to break down communication barriers within the department - which they call inbound sharing - which would also include information and tips coming in from the public to the Defense Department.

    WFED / /

  • Meanwhile, morning rush-hour traffic will remain inbound only.

    Dr. G's tips

  • Without any timeouts left, Cleveland was forced to inbound from the backcourt and Hughes 'halfcourt shot at the buzzer was well short.

    USATODAY.com

  • It is great though for all other calls, inbound from the US and outbound to the US or to Mexico or Canada.

    Verizon North American plan - a warning.

  • This is not a bad thing, it's just...it has nothing to do with comments per se unless you call inbound links "comments" and I don't and neither does Blogger—they're backlinks!

    Firefox Extension: Blogger Web Comments

  • Missouri again had to inbound from the backcourt and McGhee intercepted the long pass as the buzzer sounded.

    NCAA Men's Basketball - Missouri vs. Oklahoma

  • Clippers were able to inbound from the 28-foot mark.

    National Basketball Association - Sonics vs. Clippers

  • Otherwise, American business leaders who want to play a role in Chinese inbound investment engage in discussion groups using social media, or join an organization like mine, The China Business Network.

    Forbes.com: News

  • The way the crash took place between Takoma Park and Fort Totten stations on the Red Line on the inbound, that is coming into Washington DC, side of the track means that the train was not nearly as crowded as it could have been if the accident had happened on the outbound half, which during evening rush tends to be the far more crowded trains.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Now the links that mattered most—and still do—are those on other blogs pointing toward your blog, the so-called inbound links.

    "Following links is like putting on 3-D glasses."

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