Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Fastened in or to the soil.
  • adjective Attached or confined to the earth or to earthly concerns.
  • adjective Unimaginative; ordinary.

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  • adjective confined to the Earth
  • adjective unimaginative or mundane
  • adjective heading towards Earth

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  • adjective confined to the earth
  • adjective lacking wit or imagination

Etymologies

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earth +‎ bound

Examples

  • Outside, she'll be in your environment: earthbound, which is foreign to her.

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  • Outside, she'll be in your environment: earthbound, which is foreign to her.

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  • Others improvised a kind of earthbound breaststroke.

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  • Right now, Kidman's look has taken her beyond the shoals of representing that kind of earthbound experience.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    The Daily News - News

  • 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.

    The Daily News - News

  • 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.

    The Daily News - News

  • 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.

    The Daily News - News

  • 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.

    The Daily News - News

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