weather-bound

adjective
weath·​er-bound | \ ˈwe-t͟hər-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce weather-bound (audio) \

Definition of weather-bound

: kept in port or at anchor or from travel or sport by bad weather

First Known Use of weather-bound

1590, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about weather-bound

Time Traveler for weather-bound

Time Traveler

The first known use of weather-bound was in 1590

See more words from the same year

Statistics for weather-bound

Cite this Entry

“Weather-bound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weather-bound. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

Comments on weather-bound

What made you want to look up weather-bound? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!