earthbound

adjective earth·bound \ ˈərth-ˌbau̇nd \
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

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

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

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First Known Use of earthbound

circa 1616

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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EARTHBOUND Defined for English Language Learners

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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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