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 Factories, which had to be close to a railroad for shipping outbound cargo, had button-cutting machines with variously sized tubular saws that generated small to large button blanks. Rex Nelson, Arkansas Online, "Along the lower White," 18 Oct. 2020 One focus is Spain, where the government declared a state of emergency for Madrid on Friday to curb outbound travel ahead of a long weekend. Rudy Ruitenberg, Bloomberg.com, "Merkel Sounds Alert With Virus Resurgent in Europe’s Cities," 9 Oct. 2020 The country posted a 9.5% rise in outbound shipping in August compared with the previous year. Liyan Qi, WSJ, "Chinese Exports to the U.S. Get a Lifeline From Coronavirus-Related Demand," 9 Oct. 2020 The state ranked No. 4 in terms of percentage of outbound moves, down one spot from last year’s study. Russell Blair, courant.com, "Survey: Connecticut a top destination for people relocating due to coronavirus pandemic," 6 Oct. 2020 Meanwhile, Chinese outbound acquisitions have accounted for just 3% of cross-border activity year-to-date. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "It’s direct listing day," 30 Sep. 2020 Among the later services was the provision of library boxes that included two or three dozen volumes and which were loaned to outbound ships for the enjoyment and edification of the crew. David James, Anchorage Daily News, "Even as they desperately fled death, Arctic explorers carried books. This new volume examines what they were reading.," 26 Sep. 2020 Before the pandemic, the airport was maintaining an average of more than 70,000 outbound passengers a day. Kevin Spear, orlandosentinel.com, "Airline workers in Orlando, elsewhere worry about jobs as CARES Act deadline nears," 24 Sep. 2020 Del Rio International data shows that outbound American flights in their first year of operation, starting in late 2018, filled on average 66.7 percent of the seats. Randy Diamond, ExpressNews.com, "Del Rio worried about air service loss," 21 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of outbound

1598, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outbound was in 1598

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22 Oct 2020

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“Outbound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outbound. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of outbound

: traveling away from a place : outward bound

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