earthbound

1 [urth-bound]
adjective
1.
firmly set in or attached to the earth.
2.
limited to the earth or its surface.
3.
having only earthly interests.
4.
lacking in imagination or sophistication: earthbound prose.
Also, earth-bound.


Origin:
1595–1605; earth + -bound1

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earthbound

2 [urth-bound]
adjective
headed for the earth: an earthbound meteorite.
Also, earth-bound.


Origin:
1930–35; earth + -bound2

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earthbound (ˈɜːθˌbaʊnd)
 
adj
1.  confined to the earth
2.  lacking in imagination; pedestrian or dull
3.  moving or heading towards the earth

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Example sentences
It also sends an alert to earthbound astronomers, who can take a closer look
  with bigger telescopes.
His characters, though fewer in number, appear more varied and less earthbound
  than theirs.
The daily press was scathing about what was-dodgy stage-management aside-a
  dreary, earthbound slab of oratory.
Increasingly, earthbound observations are being backed up by satellite
  telescopes of various kinds.
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