in·​bound | \ ˈin-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce inbound (audio) \

Definition of inbound

: inward bound inbound traffic

Examples of inbound in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And although the Bulls kept the ball out of Stephen Curry’s hands on the inbound pass, the Warriors got an unlikely game-winning 3-pointer from guard Damion Lee to steal a 129-128 win. Jamal Collier,, "3 takeaways from the Chicago Bulls’ 0-3 start after they blew a late 9-point lead in a 129-128 loss to the Golden State Warriors," 28 Dec. 2020 After being fouled on the inbound pass, Lucas sunk two free throws to put the Beavers up by three. oregonlive, "Oregon State men’s basketball hangs on to beat Portland State: Live updates recap," 23 Dec. 2020 Vietnam reported community infections for the first time in around three months, prompting authorities to suspend all inbound commercial flights. Dasl Yoon, WSJ, "Covid-19 Surge Hits South Korea and Japan, After They Had Contained Virus," 9 Dec. 2020 Blowing snow and slick, icy roads created treacherous driving conditions leading to multiple crashes along the Glenn Highway on Wednesday afternoon, and police are now diverting inbound traffic onto Bragaw Street. Anchorage Daily News, "Slick roads and blowing snow snarl inbound Glenn Highway traffic in Anchorage," 2 Dec. 2020 Airport data shows inbound and outbound passenger totals tend to split evenly. Robert Higgs, cleveland, "Surge in holiday travel expected through Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, despite CDC coronavirus warnings," 23 Nov. 2020 Among relatively smaller players, short-form publisher Axios is exploring potential acquisitions, while local news network Patch is weighing a sale after receiving inbound acquisition interest, the people said. Benjamin Mullin, WSJ, "From BuzzFeed to Axios, Digital Media Players Prepare for Deal Frenzy," 18 Dec. 2020 This cold weather sets the stage for a winter storm that’s inbound tomorrow. Washington Post, "PM Update: Cold tonight, before a wintry mess develops Wednesday," 15 Dec. 2020 To prepare for the next stage of the project, lane closures on the inbound Kennedy between Ohio and Van Buren streets are scheduled overnight Monday to install signage and pavement markings. Robert Channick,, "Final four ramps to open as Jane Byrne Interchange construction shifts to mainline Kennedy and Dan Ryan," 11 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of inbound

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inbound was in 1894

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10 Jan 2021

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“Inbound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of inbound

: traveling into a place : inward bound

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