follow Dictionary.com

What's the "een" in Halloween?

homebound1

[hohm-bound] /ˈhoʊmˈbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
going home:
homebound commuters.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; home + bound4

homebound2

[hohm-bound] /ˈhoʊmˌbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
confined to one's home, especially because of illness.
Origin
1880-85; home + bound1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for home bound

homebound

adj.

1882, from home (n.) + bound (adj.2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
home bound in Medicine

homebound home·bound2 (hōm'bound')
adj.
Restricted or confined to home, as of an invalid.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for home

9
9
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for home bound