-bound suffix Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "-bound" - English Dictionary

See all translations

-boundsuffix

uk   us   /-baʊnd/

-bound suffix (DIRECTION)

travelling in the stated direction: Northbound traffic is moving very slowly because of the accident.US The line did not close completely, but inbound and outbound trains (= trains which were arriving and leaving) had to share one of the two tracks near the station.

-bound suffix (PREVENTING LEAVING)

(causing people to be) unable to leave a place because of an unwanted condition: During his long illness he was completely housebound (= he could not leave the house). She has been wheelchair-bound for several years. The airport was completely fogbound (= covered by fog).

-bound suffix (COVERED)

used to describe a book that is covered or held together in the stated way: a leather-bound book a spiral-bound notebook used to describe clothes or other objects that have edges covered in the stated way: leather-bound cuffs
Translations of “-bound”
in Chinese (Traditional) 方向, 往…方向的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 方向, 去往……方向的…
(Definition of -bound suffix from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of -bound?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
poke

to greet someone on a social networking website by leaving them a special short message

Word of the Day

The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
by Liz Walter,
June 24, 2015
Look at these two sentences: My sister made the cake. The cake was made by my sister. Both these sentences mean the same. The first is an active sentence: it tells you what the sister did. The second is a passive sentence: it tells you what happened to the cake. Here are

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More