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

  • adj. Headed out, as toward the open sea: an outward-bound tanker.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. travelling away from a port or station. Opposite of inward-bound or inbound.
  • adv. bound in an outward direction or to foreign parts; -- said especially of vessels, and opposed to homeward bound.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Proceeding from a port or country: as, an outward-bound ship.

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

  • adj. that is going out or leaving


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  • It offers all of us, not only recession-proof adventure, but transport to times gone by that even the most luxurious outward-bound expeditions can't reach.

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  • Lady Yee revealed that the poor man had been struck by a falling yardarm when outward-bound from Canton.

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