Definitions

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

  • adj. Delayed, confined, or cut off from communication by a storm.

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  • adj. Caught in a storm, so that proper navigation is impossible.

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

  • adj. delayed or confined or cut off by a storm

Etymologies

storm +‎ bound (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The next room to mine is full of stormbound travellers, and they and the house-master kept up what I thought was a most important argument for four hours at the top of their voices.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • We were penned in verminous houses of cold stone; lacking fuel, lacking food; stormbound in streets like sewers, amid blizzards of sleet and an icy wind: while there in the valley was sunshine upon spring grass, deep with flowers, upon flocks in milk and air so warm that men went uncloaked.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • He was to return only once more to the land of his birth, and then not by choice: returning from Egypt in October 1799, he was stormbound for a week in Corsica.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • They met no natives from whom their stocks of deer and other skins could be replenished, and so when they were stormbound for a day here and there they darned and patched so as to prolong the life of their shoes.

    Policing the Plains Being the Real-Life Record of the Famous North-West Mounted Police

  • "More likely some travelers stormbound like ourselves," returned Joe practically.

    Baseball Joe Around the World Pitching on a Grand Tour

  • Even after the repairs were made, it seemed impossible for the NC-4 to catch up with the other two machines, and she was held stormbound for five days.

    Opportunities in Aviation

  • "We'll pretend we're pioneers stormbound in their log cabin in the woods, and the wolves are howling outside, and they daren't go out, so they make a lovely big fire and sit in front of it and read."

    Jill the Reckless

  • "If we aren't stormbound at the summit we'll make Dyea to-morrow night, and if we have luck in catching a steamer we'll be in San Francisco in a week."

    Smoke Bellew - The Taste of the Meat

  • The hut of refuge was already full of stormbound peasants when he entered.

    The Book of Old English Ballads

  • Or, if you are lost or stormbound, my car is in the old barn and

    The Thing from the Lake

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