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 Newark, New Jersey, had more than 30 flight cancellations and some inbound planes were being delayed by an average of more than 2 and a half hours due to the weather. Fox News, "Deadly winter storm takes aim at Northeast, snow expected as holiday travel delays pile up," 3 Dec. 2019 The official, Mitchell Ervin, apparently shocked by Bledsoe's mental lapse, took a moment and blew the whistle, calling an inbound infraction and giving the ball to the Clippers. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Eric Bledsoe able to laugh at himself, and tweets, over his inbounding gaffe," 7 Nov. 2019 Transit officials said inbound Hyde and Mason cable cars will switch back at Washington and Powell streets. Alejandro Serrano,, "San Francisco cable cars briefly stop service, Powell line remains down," 31 Oct. 2019 Departures were delayed an average of 50 minutes and inbound flights were delayed at their origin airports for an average of three hours and 13 minutes, according to FlightAware, an airline tracking website, at about 11:45 a.m. Tom Mcghee, The Denver Post, "Snowstorm causes more than 459 flight delays, 543 cancellations at Denver airport," 29 Oct. 2019 Other roles include desktop end user support technician, internal contact representative 2, inbound/outbound contacts representative and bilingual inbound contacts representative 2 for Medicaid members. Grace Schneider, The Courier-Journal, "Humana layoffs in Louisville: 5 things to know about the massive downsizing," 29 Oct. 2019 The alleged assault took place Sep. 2 at 6:35 p.m. on an inbound Orange Line train stopped at North Station, police said in a statement., "The MBTA Transit Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who is wanted for questioning in connection to an assault with bolt cutters on a train in North Station earlier this month.," 1 Oct. 2019 As a result, these non-subscribers could be encouraged to sign up for paid accounts on the service due to this extra inbound interest. Sara Ashley O'brien, CNN, "FTC sues owner for allegedly conning people to pay for dating service," 25 Sep. 2019 Tunisia enacted the same visa policy for Chinese travelers in 2017 and tripled its inbound visitors from China. Youyou Zhou, Quartz Africa, "Why Chinese are traveling to Africa, and why Africans are traveling to China," 10 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of inbound

1894, in the meaning defined above

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6 Dec 2019

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“Inbound.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of inbound

: traveling into a place : inward bound

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