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-bound

 
pronunciation:
baUnd
part of speech: suffix
definition 1: a suffix that means "going toward," or "planning to go to."
On the highway, the northbound lane is for traffic going north, and the southbound lane is for traffic going south.
definition 2: a suffix that means "held back by" or "kept in."
If people are housebound because of illness, it means that the illness is keeping them in.