Definitions

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

  • adjective Delayed, halted, or kept indoors by bad weather.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Delayed by bad weather.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Kept in port or at anchor by storms; delayed by bad weather.

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  • adjective delayed or prevented from doing some task because of bad weather

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

  • adjective delayed or shut in by bad weather

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Examples

  • February is a great fly-tying month for many of us otherwise weather-bound northerners.

    Watch Out for Beetles in Your Fly Tying Gear

  • "There's nothing so bad as lying weather-bound like this," continued another; "it takes more out of you than going from morning to night."

    The South Pole~ Through the Mountains

  • But after the army was gathered and come together, we still remained at Aulis weather-bound; and Calchas, the seer, bade us in our perplexity sacrifice my own begotten child Iphigenia to

    Iphigenia at Aulis

  • Tonight's used broccoli rabe (aka rapini) and made for delicious winter fare for weather-bound leprechauns, dogs and humans.

    Potato, Cabbage & Rapini Colcannon ◄ | A Veggie Venture

  • But after the army was gathered and come together, we still remained at Aulis weather-bound; and Calchas, the seer, bade us in our perplexity sacrifice my own begotten child Iphigenia to

    Iphigenia at Aulis

  • Royal was often crowded with weather-bound capitalists and men of business.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • I exclaimed, assuming the cheerful; “and I fear I shall be weather-bound for half an hour, if you can afford me shelter during that space.”

    Wuthering Heights

  • There were only three major approach routes to the capital, and the few secondary ones were narrow, vulnerable, and weather-bound for days at a time.

    Barbarossa

  • On the second day out, while the ship was weather-bound at Punta del Acufre, the Chinese rowers mutinied, and only Cuellar, there described as the governor's secretary, and the Franciscan father, Francisco de Montilla, survived the ensuing massacre.

    Doctrina Christiana The first book printed in the Philippines, Manila, 1593.

  • A deluge of rain kept them weather-bound for four or five days.

    French Pathfinders in North America

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