earthbound earthbound  /ˈɜrθ ˌbaʊnd/


  1. (adj) confined to the earth
  2. (adj) lacking wit or imagination



  1. By the mid-1890s Wilbur was reading every book and paper he could find on the still earthbound science of human flight.
  2. On those songs, this album takes flight, achieves orbit and looks down on all the earthbound bands below that are afraid to take such stylistic chances.
  3. Soon after, scientists realized the broader applicability of the technology and began developing it to feed the rest of us earthbound folk.


  • Faster Than A Speeding Bagel

    As the new Superman movie “Man of Steel” flies to an opening on Father’s Day weekend, we earthbound Jewish men have the superhero’s creators — Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Jewish teenagers from Cleveland — to thank for setting such a super high bar.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Baltimore Jewish Times


  1. "As an Earthbound person, I really couldn't anticipate what I was going to experience -- weightlessness and the camaraderie. I look forward to building on it in the next few months," Anderson said.
    on Jul 25, 2007 By: Clayton Anderson Source:

  2. "This is very moving," James Oberg, a retired rocket scientist who is now an author and full-time media consultant, told TechNewsWorld. "His mind has never been earthbound, and now his body will follow."
    on Mar 2, 2007 By: James Oberg Source: TechNewsWorld

  3. In a fine column on the matter of buses versus planes, Smith says: "Historically, we've held the airplane in haughty regard over the lowly earthbound bus, but that gap has narrowed drastically. Not because bus travel is exciting and glamorous, but...
    on Oct 5, 2009 By: Patrick Smith Source: The Times

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