outbound

adjective

out·​bound ˈau̇t-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce outbound (audio)
: outward bound
outbound traffic

Examples of outbound in a Sentence

The airline has canceled all outbound flights.
Recent Examples on the Web While the 2023-24 recruiting cycle wasn’t great for quarterback prospects out west, here is a mock draft of 10 players who signed with the outbound Pac-12 schools and where they may get drafted. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 2 May 2024 Another realignment wave could offer them a path to the same competitive tier as the outbound Pac-12 schools. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 12 Apr. 2024 In the decade before Modi became prime minister in 2014, the annual number of outbound Indian tourists went up by almost 300 percent, to 18 million. Rohan Mukherjee, Foreign Affairs, 4 Apr. 2024 The top destinations for outbound India travel, based on Collinson’s data, are the United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Lionel Lim, Fortune Asia, 15 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for outbound 

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outbound was in 1598

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Cite this Entry

“Outbound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outbound. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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outbound

adjective
out·​bound ˈau̇t-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce outbound (audio)
: outward bound
outbound traffic

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