out–of–bounds

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

Definition of out–of–bounds

  1. :  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>

1798

First Known Use of out–of–bounds

1798


OUT–OF–BOUNDS Defined for English Language Learners

out–of–bounds

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

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

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adverb or adjective \ˌau̇t-əv-ˈbau̇ndz\

Definition of out–of–bounds for Students

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

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