follow Dictionary.com

8 Words That Are Older Than You Think

housebound

[hous-bound] /ˈhaʊsˌbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
restricted to the house, as by bad weather or illness.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; house + -bound1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for house-bound

housebound

/ˈhaʊsˌbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
unable to leave one's house because of illness, injury, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
house-bound in Medicine

housebound house·bound (hous'bound')
adj.
Confined to one's home, as by illness.

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 house

8
8
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with house-bound