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

  • adjective Headed out, as toward the open sea.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Proceeding from a port or country: as, an outward-bound ship.

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

  • adjective travelling away from a port or station. Opposite of inward-bound or inbound.

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

  • adjective that is going out or leaving


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