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 act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the state of being confined; "he was held in confinement" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Restraint within limits; imprisonment; any restraint of liberty; seclusion. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Restraint within doors by sickness, esp. that caused by childbirth; lying-in. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. 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.
  7. Lying-in, giving birth to a child. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  8. Lying-in; labor; parturition. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  9. 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.
  10. Restraint; imprisonment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. The state of being confined; restraint; imprisonment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Parturient state. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  15. The period of childbirth, during which a woman is confined to the house; also childbirth itself. na
  16. Imprisonment; being confined, esp. in childbed; limitation. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. Childbirth; the puerperal state or condition. American pocket medical dictionary.
  18. n. Restraint within limits; imprisonment; —detention within doors by sickness, especially that caused by child-birth. Cabinet Dictionary
  19. Imprisonment, restraint of liberty. Complete Dictionary