Definitions of confinement

  1. concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the state of being confined; "he was held in confinement" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Restraint within limits; imprisonment; any restraint of liberty; seclusion. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Restraint within doors by sickness, esp. that caused by childbirth; lying-in. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. The act of restricting or imprisoning; the state of being restricted; a woman's illness at the time of childbirth. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. State of being shut up: restraint from going abroad by sickness, and esp. of women in childbirth: seclusion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Restraint; imprisonment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. The state of being confined; restraint; imprisonment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The state of being confined; seclusion; restraint from going abroad, particularly by childbirth. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Restraint within limits; imprisonment; seclusion; voluntary restraint in any way; restraint by sickness-applied to a woman in childbirth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for confinement

  1. He went to the place of execution in the same manner in which he had passed the days of his confinement till that time. – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward
  2. Putting together, literally; she was dropping to pieces from the effects of years and confinement – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner