housebound housebound adj. confined to the home, usually due to illness.

Syn: homebound, shut-in. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • housebound — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unable to leave one s house, often due to illness or old age …   English terms dictionary

  • housebound — [hous′bound΄] adj. confined to one s home, as by an illness …   English World dictionary

  • housebound — [[t]ha͟ʊsbaʊnd[/t]] ADJ: usu v link ADJ Someone who is housebound is unable to go out of their house, usually because they are ill or cannot walk far. If you are housebound, you can arrange for a home visit from a specialist adviser …   English dictionary

  • housebound — adjective Date: 1878 confined to the house …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • housebound — /hows bownd /, adj. restricted to the house, as by bad weather or illness. [1875 80; HOUSE + BOUND1] * * * …   Universalium

  • housebound — adjective Restricted to ones home, as by physical infirmity …   Wiktionary

  • housebound — house|bound [ˈhausbaund] adj not able to leave your house, especially because you are ill or old …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • housebound — house|bound [ haus,baund ] adjective unable to leave your house because you are sick or disabled …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • housebound — adj. confined to a house …   English contemporary dictionary

  • housebound — adjective unable to leave one s house, typically due to illness or old age …   English new terms dictionary

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