earthbound


earth·bound

adjective \-ˌband\

: located on the surface of the earth : not able to fly or to go to outer space

: not having or showing imagination

Full Definition of EARTHBOUND

1
a :  fast in or to the soil <earthbound roots>
b :  located on or restricted to land or to the surface of the earth
2
a :  bound by earthly interests
b :  pedestrian, unimaginative

Examples of EARTHBOUND

  1. a dull and earthbound mind
  2. <we have too many earthbound worries to speculate on the number of angels who can dance on the head of a pin>

First Known Use of EARTHBOUND

1605

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