out-of-bounds

adverb or adjective \ ˌau̇t-ə(v)-ˈbau̇n(d)z \

Definition of out-of-bounds

: outside the prescribed or conventional boundaries or limits
  • If the Frisbee hits the ground or soars out-of-bounds, it changes hands.
  • —John Bowermaster
  • Only a few yards over the green are out-of-bounds markers.
  • —Jeff Gerth
  • Our slate is going to have edgier films that aren't exactly out-of-bounds for children, but that are really made for more sophisticated audiences.
  • —David Hochman

First Known Use of out-of-bounds

1798

in the meaning defined above

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OUT-OF-BOUNDS Defined for English Language Learners

out-of-bounds

Definition of out-of-bounds for English Language Learners

  • : outside the area in which a game is played


OUT-OF-BOUNDS Defined for Kids

out-of-bounds

adverb or adjective \ ˌau̇t-əv-ˈbau̇ndz \

Definition of out-of-bounds for Students

: outside the limits of the playing area in a game or sport

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