Definition of Confine

1. Verb. Place limits on (extent or access). "Limit the time you can spend with your friends"




2. Verb. Restrict or confine,. "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"

3. Verb. Prevent from leaving or from being removed.

4. Verb. Close in. "Darkness enclosed him"
Exact synonyms: Enclose, Hold In
Generic synonyms: Bear, Carry, Contain, Hold
Specialized synonyms: Border, Bound, Embank, Rail, Rail In, Box In, Box Up, Frame
Derivative terms: Confinement, Enclosure, Enclosure

5. Verb. Deprive of freedom; take into confinement. "They want to confine the prisoners "

6. Verb. To close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement. "They want to confine the prisoners "; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"
Exact synonyms: Hold, Restrain
Generic synonyms: Disable, Disenable, Incapacitate
Specialized synonyms: Bind, Tie Down, Tie Up, Truss, Fetter, Shackle, Enchain, Pinion, Shackle, Impound, Pound, Pound, Pound Up, Fold, Pen Up, Ground
Derivative terms: Hold, Hold, Restrainer, Restraint

Definition of Confine

1. v. t. To restrain within limits; to restrict; to limit; to bound; to shut up; to inclose; to keep close.

2. v. i. To have a common boundary; to border; to lie contiguous; to touch; -- followed by on or with.

3. n. Common boundary; border; limit; -- used chiefly in the plural.

Definition of Confine

1. Verb. (transitive) To restrict; to keep within bounds; to shut or keep in a limited space or area ¹

2. Noun. Limit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Confine

1. to shut within an enclosure [v -FINED, -FINING, -FINES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Confine

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configuration section
configurational
configurationally
configurationism
configurations
configurative
configurator
configurators
configure
configured
configures
configuring
confin'd
confinable
confine (current term)
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confineless
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confinement time
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confining
confinity
confirm
confirmability
confirmable

Literary usage of Confine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William James (1902)
"... as possible the systematic theology and the ideas about the gods themselves, and to/confine myself as far as I can to personal religion pure and simple. ..."

2. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1921)
"Take all these diverse types, confine them on a steamer as revolution is brewing and you have the makings of wonderful drama. The steamer catches fire and ..."

3. The Lancet (1842)
"... whether (to confine ourselves to the intestines. Similar examples might be adduced from the pathology of many other organs. ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"a German war forced him to confine his immediate care tu the safety of his own dominions ; and, as every channel of Hlb d communication was stopped or ..."

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