housebound

adjective
house·​bound | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce housebound (audio) \

Definition of housebound

: confined to the house

Examples of housebound in a Sentence

She has been housebound since she fell.
Recent Examples on the Web Tour goers will hear that free-roaming cats can get into a lot of trouble and housebound cats can get bored. oregonlive.com, "See screened playgrounds purr-fect for felines: Portland Catio Tour," 19 Aug. 2019 Tour goers will hear that free-roaming cats can get into a lot of trouble and housebound cats can get bored. oregonlive.com, "See screened playgrounds purr-fect for felines: Portland Catio Tour," 19 Aug. 2019 Tour goers will hear that free-roaming cats can get into a lot of trouble and housebound cats can get bored. oregonlive.com, "See screened playgrounds purr-fect for felines: Portland Catio Tour," 19 Aug. 2019 Tour goers will hear that free-roaming cats can get into a lot of trouble and housebound cats can get bored. oregonlive.com, "See screened playgrounds purr-fect for felines: Portland Catio Tour," 19 Aug. 2019 Tour goers will hear that free-roaming cats can get into a lot of trouble and housebound cats can get bored. oregonlive.com, "See screened playgrounds purr-fect for felines: Portland Catio Tour," 19 Aug. 2019 Tour goers will hear that free-roaming cats can get into a lot of trouble and housebound cats can get bored. oregonlive.com, "See screened playgrounds purr-fect for felines: Portland Catio Tour," 19 Aug. 2019 Tour goers will hear that free-roaming cats can get into a lot of trouble and housebound cats can get bored. oregonlive.com, "See screened playgrounds purr-fect for felines: Portland Catio Tour," 19 Aug. 2019 The donor was a housebound woman, confined to a kind of mechanical cart; she was curled in on herself like a leaf in winter and her hands clutched the air. J. Robert Lennon, The New Yorker, "The Loop," 19 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of housebound

1840, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of housebound was in 1840

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3 Dec 2019

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“Housebound.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/housebound. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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housebound

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of housebound

: unable to leave your home

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