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Definitions of confine

  1. restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. close in or confine Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. prevent from leaving or from being removed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. deprive of freedom; take into confinement Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To restrain within limits; to restrict; to limit; to bound; to shut up; to inclose; to keep close. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. To have a common boundary; to border; to lie contiguous; to touch; -- followed by on or with. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Common boundary; border; limit; -- used chiefly in the plural. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Apartment; place of restraint; prison. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. See Imprison. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A boundary or limit; a frontier; usually plural; as, to keep within the confines of the country. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To restrict within limits; imprison; to keep in the house by sickness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To limit, inclose, imprison. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Border, boundary, or limit-generally used in plural. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Border; limit. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. To limit; shut up; imprison; fasten. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To shut up; imprison; limit; restrict. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A boundary; limit; frontier. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Bordering on; adjacent. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. Border; boundary; limit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. To restrain within limits; to shut up; to limit or restrain voluntarily. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. To border on; to be adjacent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To restrain within limits; to imprison; to shut up; to be much at home or in retirement; to tie or make fast; to bind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. To have a common boundary; to border; to lie contiguous; to touch; followed by on or with. dictgcide_fs
  26. Common boundary; border; limit; used chiefly in the plural. dictgcide_fs
  27. kon'f[=i]n, n. border, boundary, or limit--generally in pl.: (kon-f[=i]n') confinement: (Shak.) a prison.--v.t. CONFINE', to border; to be adjacent to: to limit, enclose: to imprison.--adjs. CONFIN'-ABLE; CONFINED', limited: imprisoned: narrow; CONFINE'LESS (Shak.), without bound: unlimited.--ns. CONFINE'MENT, state of being shut up: restraint: imprisonment: restraint from going abroad by sickness, and esp. of women in childbirth; CONFIN'ER. one within the confines: (Shak.) an inhabitant.--adj. CONFIN'ING, bordering: limiting.--BE CONFINED, to be limited: to be in child-bed. [Fr. confiner--L. confinis, bordering--con, together, finis, the end.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  28. [Latin] To shut in, lock up, restrain; as to C. the bowels. na
  29. [Latin] Of a woman, to bring to her confinement: to subject to the processes of labor and parturition. na
  30. (usu. pl.). Border-land, esp. (fig.) between two classes of ideas &c. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  31. Keep (person, thing, oneself, within, to, limits); imprison; (pass.) be in childbed, be brought to bed; (rarely) c. with, be adjacent to. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  32. n. [Latin] Common boundary; border; limit; margin —used chiefly in the plural. Cabinet Dictionary
  33. Common boundary, border, edge. Complete Dictionary

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