adjective. confined usually by illness.
1. Noun, singular or mass This might suit somebody who is housebound, but if you are out at work or college all day, he’ll become very lonely. 2. Adjective If there are housebound older people in your town, your teens could gather their names and find out what they need. 3. Verb, past participle Be very careful with water if you think you may be housebound for several days—some storms lead to roads that are closed for a week or more. 4. Verb, base form If you are preparing for a predicted weather event that might keep you housebound for a week or more, buy these fresh items that have a relatively long shelf life: