homebound


homebound

homebound 1[hohm-bound] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. going home: homebound commuters.

Origin of homebound 1First recorded in 1880–85; home + bound4 homebound 2[hohm-bound] adjective

  1. confined to one’s home, especially because of illness.

Origin of homebound 2First recorded in 1880–85; home + bound1 Examples from the Web for homebound Contemporary Examples of homebound

  • The dual-eligibles include millions of low-income seniors, elderly nursing home patients, and homebound disabled people.

    It Isn’t Just Medicare: Don’t Forget Paul Ryan’s Vision for Medicaid

    Harold Pollack

    August 21, 2012

  • While the Christian world is homebound and egg-nogged, you and yours can find the fresh powder.

    Matisyahu’s 10 Things to Help a Jew Get Through Christmas Season

    Matisyahu

    December 19, 2011

  • The homebound father of three now believes that escalation is all but inevitable.

    Militia Targets Democrats

    John Avlon

    March 24, 2010

  • Word Origin and History for homebound adj.

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

    homebound in Medicine homebound [hōm′bound′] adj.

    1. Restricted or confined to home, as of an invalid.

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