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Origin of outward-bound

First recorded in 1595–1605

Outward Bound

  1. a play (1923) by Sutton Vane.
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Related Words for outward-bound

retiring, last, departing, former, migratory, past, ex-, outbound, outward-bound

Examples from the Web for outward-bound

Historical Examples of outward-bound

  • A red glare came from an outward-bound steamer that was coaling.

  • He was there to see the outward-bound clipper, and greet her on her return.

    Urban Sketches

    Bret Harte

  • The wind chops round, and is favourable for outward-bound vessels.

  • In an outward-bound Boston car the other evening there was not a seat left.

    The Bradys' Chinese Clew

    Francis Worcester Doughty

  • It still remains as a port of call for outward-bound sailing-ships.


    Sabine Baring-Gould

British Dictionary definitions for outward-bound

Outward Bound

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