from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Outward bound; headed away.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Outward bound.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Outward bound.

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  • adjective Leaving or departing; traveling away from; outward bound.
  • noun An outbound shipment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective that is going out or leaving


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