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earthbound

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adjective earth·bound \-ˌbau̇nd\

Simple Definition of earthbound

  • : 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. 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. 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>



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