confined, detained, or isolated by storms: a stormbound ship; a stormbound village.

Origin of stormbound

First recorded in 1820–30; storm + -bound1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stormbound

Historical Examples of stormbound

  • Stormbound: that is what the Hygeia was—a winter resort without any doubt.

    Their Pilgrimage

    Charles Dudley Warner

  • A number of people who were stormbound saw them pass down the street and stop at your house.

    Dave Porter and His Double

    Edward Stratemeyer

  • Or, if you are lost or stormbound, my car is in the old barn and I will drive you anywhere that you say.

    The Thing from the Lake

    Eleanor M. Ingram

  • The hut of refuge was already full of stormbound peasants when he entered.

    The Book of Old English Ballads

    George Wharton Edwards

  • The travellers to the gold regions were stormbound at Lake Labarge for two days.

    To Alaska for Gold

    Edward Stratemeyer

British Dictionary definitions for stormbound



detained or harassed by storms
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