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

Definition of inbound

: inward bound inbound traffic

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Featuring a hatchback in your profile reduces inbound messages by 15 percent. Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, "Put a Jeep in Your Online Dating Profile Now—You'll Get More Messages," 16 May 2019 In addition to drawing the most inbound travelers, China will also have the world's largest number of outbound travelers, cementing the Middle Kingdom's place as a travel powerhouse. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "China Will Be the World's Most Popular Tourist Destination by 2030," 7 Nov. 2018 The Navy needed an aircraft that could serve as a carrier strike group’s frontline of defense—closing with inbound bombers at high speed and engaging them from long-enough distances to keep their carriers safely out of harm’s way. Alex Hollings, Popular Mechanics, "Why the F-14 Tomcat Is Such a Badass Plane," 3 May 2019 Much of the inventory is presorted at other locations, freeing up space that would traditionally be used for inbound docking and receiving to house additional merchandise. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "How Amazon Goes Small to Make It in New York," 1 Apr. 2019 So the Ghost Fleet will sail ahead of the task force, sensors at full power, seeking any inbound threats. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Navy Wants To Build a “Ghost Fleet” of Drone Warships," 14 Mar. 2019 Brooklinen’s fundraising efforts are in the early days after receiving inbound expressions of interest last year from... Jaewon Kang, WSJ, "Bedding Brand Brooklinen Weighs a Capital Raise," 21 Feb. 2019 Spot a delay before everyone else If the inbound plane for your flight is late, the airline often won’t notify you that your flight is delayed until after that plane arrives. Eric Jordan, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Do When Your Flight Is Canceled or Delayed," 20 Nov. 2018 As well as preventing any flights from taking off, the suspension meant that numerous inbound flights had to be diverted to other London-area airports, while other flights were forced to land in Paris and Amsterdam. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Wealth managers and charities are looking forward to an IPO-rich 2019," 21 Dec. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of inbound

: traveling into a place : inward bound

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