out·​bound | \ ˈau̇t-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce outbound (audio) \

Definition of outbound

: outward bound outbound traffic

Examples of outbound in a Sentence

The airline has canceled all outbound flights.
Recent Examples on the Web These days, enterprises can connect their systems in a way that provides enhanced visibility and access across the entire customer journey — from inbound and outbound marketing and media through to transaction. Michael Mclaren, Forbes, 8 Oct. 2021 There’s new hope for travelers dreaming of visiting Australia, whose borders have been sealed off to both inbound and outbound travel since March 2020. Rachel Chang, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Sep. 2021 The airport delayed all outbound flights at roughly 2:30 p.m. Indianapolis Star, 6 Aug. 2021 The decision comes after the program’s 3,000 trainees were told to stop outbound recruiting efforts to find new customers last year after problematic phone calls. Dan Fitzpatrick, WSJ, 28 May 2021 Authorities in Wuhan suspended outbound flights and rail service. Jason Gale, Fortune, 22 Jan. 2020 Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, said there is slack in the system that connects inbound and outbound containers to trucks serving inland distribution points. Paul Berger, WSJ, 24 Sep. 2021 In 2020, he was promoted to head those divisions, as well as artist management and outbound marketing. Rebecca Davis, Variety, 7 Sep. 2021 Both Shanghai, home to about 26 million people, and Hangzhou to the south cancelled inbound and outbound flights from Saturday, and many train services in the region were also halted. Reuters, CNN, 25 July 2021

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First Known Use of outbound

1598, in the meaning defined above

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11 Oct 2021

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“Outbound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outbound. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of outbound

: traveling away from a place : outward bound

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