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 The hike today, better-worn than in the medieval era and freer of inbound arrows, should be achievable for anyone with a moderate level of fitness. CNN, 19 Jan. 2022 For the second consecutive year, Alabama ranked in the top 10 for inbound movers in the annual National Movers Study from moving company United Van Lines. Ramsey Archibald |, al, 4 Jan. 2022 Arrivals in Texas rose 19 percent and departures increased 18 percent over 2020, with inbound trucks making up 50.2 percent of all one-way U-Haul traffic in the state last year. Madison Iszler, Chron, 4 Jan. 2022 Too few dashboards where service agents can organize inbound messages, create tickets and answer questions immediately. Jeff Koyen, Forbes, 3 Jan. 2022 But arrivals dropped sharply in the last two years after Greece extended a wall at the Turkish border and began intercepting inbound boats carrying migrants and refugees ‒ a tactic criticized by human rights groups. Derek Gatopoulos, ajc, 24 Dec. 2021 Opened in November, the 25,000-square-foot station is located behind Market Basket on Everett Avenue, about 1,800 feet inbound from the previous station on Arlington Street., 22 Dec. 2021 Scientists have also identified how omicron was seeded throughout the country, first from travelers inbound from Africa, and then through several superspreader events. Washington Post, 18 Dec. 2021 Senior guard Cameron Mains started Har-Ber on a 9-0 spurt by scoring off an inbound play. Leland Barclay, Arkansas Online, 18 Dec. 2021

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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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22 Jan 2022

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“Inbound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of inbound

: traveling into a place : inward bound


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