earthbound

1

or earth-bound

[ urth-bound ]
/ ˈɜrθˌbaʊnd /

adjective

firmly set in or attached to the earth.
limited to the earth or its surface.
having only earthly interests.
lacking in imagination or sophistication: earthbound prose.

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Origin of earthbound

1
First recorded in 1595–1605; earth + -bound1

Definition for earthbound (2 of 2)

earthbound2

or earth-bound

[ urth-bound ]
/ ˈɜrθˌbaʊnd /

adjective

headed for the earth: an earthbound meteorite.

Origin of earthbound

2
First recorded in 1930–35; earth + -bound2
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British Dictionary definitions for earthbound

earthbound
/ (ˈɜːθˌbaʊnd) /

adjective

confined to the earth
lacking in imagination; pedestrian or dull
moving or heading towards the earth
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