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Definitions of confine

  1. To border on; to be adjacent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. See Imprison. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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.
  4. To limit, inclose, imprison. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To limit; shut up; imprison; fasten. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To shut up; imprison; limit; restrict. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. close in or confine Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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
  9. prevent from leaving or from being removed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. deprive of freedom; take into confinement Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. To restrain within limits; to restrict; to limit; to bound; to shut up; to inclose; to keep close. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To have a common boundary; to border; to lie contiguous; to touch; -- followed by on or with. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Common boundary; border; limit; -- used chiefly in the plural. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Apartment; place of restraint; prison. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Border, boundary, or limit-generally used in plural. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Border; limit. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. A boundary; limit; frontier. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Border; boundary; limit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. Bordering on; adjacent. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for confine

  1. Let me leave it, father; do not confine me longer in such chains. – The Northern Light by E. Werner
  2. I would wind up that love- story, and confine myself to the subject of foreign travel. – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
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