outward-bound

[out-werd-bound]

adjective

headed in an outward direction, as toward foreign ports: We passed an outward-bound ship as we came into the harbor.

Nearby words

  1. outvote,
  2. outwait,
  3. outwalk,
  4. outward,
  5. outward bound,
  6. outwardly,
  7. outwards,
  8. outwash,
  9. outwash plain,
  10. outwatch

Origin of outward-bound

First recorded in 1595–1605

Outward Bound

noun

a play (1923) by Sutton Vane.
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British Dictionary definitions for outward-bound

Outward Bound

noun

trademark (in Britain) a scheme to provide adventure training for young people
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