Definition of inbound in English:


Line breaks: in|bound
Pronunciation: /ˈɪnbaʊnd

adjective & adverb

  • Travelling towards a particular place, especially when returning to the original point of departure: [as adjective]: inbound traffic [as adverb]: we have three enemy planes inbound on bearing two ninety
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    • One inbound and return flight to Heathrow was cancelled but other delays were kept to a minimum.
    • I decided that at some point we would have to bail out and return on the next inbound car.
    • Those lanes had been carrying inbound traffic during the latest phase of the Fort Pitt Bridge and Tunnels reconstruction project.


[with object] Basketball Back to top  
  • Throw (the ball) from out of bounds, putting it into play: Ohio State inbounded the ball against the swarming defenders
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    • The most common event is inbounding the ball, either from the baseline or the sideline.
    • With 10 seconds to play in OT and the Heat down two, Miami inbounded the ball.
    • In the end, the Heat inbounded the ball with less than three seconds left, and the score tied.

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