earthbound

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adjective earth·bound \ˈərth-ˌbau̇nd\

Definition of earthbound

  1. 1a :  fast in or to the soil earthbound rootsb :  located on or restricted to land or to the surface of the earth

  2. 2a :  bound by earthly interestsb :  pedestrian, unimaginative

Examples of earthbound in a sentence

  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

Circa 1616

First Known Use of earthbound

circa 1616


EARTHBOUND Defined for English Language Learners

earthbound

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adjective earth·bound \ˈərth-ˌbau̇nd\

Definition of earthbound for English Language Learners

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

  • : not having or showing imagination



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