housebound housebound

Definition(s):

  • (adj) confined usually by illness

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. And with so many offices and factories idle, tens of thousands of housebound workers found themselves with a few days of holiday they had not expected.
  2. But in bygone times, plenty of housebound wives and mothers found ways to control their destinies, often while cannily seeming to submit to the menfolk.

News

  • Seniors applauded for their service to the community

    These seniors spend many hours helping children read, delivering food to the housebound, mentoring young people wanting a role model and simply being a friendly face when one is needed.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Quotes

  1. Mr Abbott said the house calls would be "of terrific benefit to people who are housebound and need medical attention".
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: Tony Abbott Source: Brisbane Times

  2. "Older housebound Canberrans and those living in our local residential aged-care facilities can't always get to a GP for a range of reasons such as reduced mobility," Mr Stanhope said. "In these circumstances, the new service will provide GPs...
    on Jan 24, 2010 By: Jon Stanhope Source: The Canberra Times

  3. "It is unconscionable that the Democrats voted today to deny elderly, indigent, severely disabled or housebound American veterans the special monthly pension in order to finance a new entitlement program to benefit Filipino veterans," Buyer said.
    on Jul 18, 2007 By: Steve Buyer Source: AirForceTimes.com

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