Definition of Confines

1. Noun. A bounded scope. "He stayed within the confines of the city"

Generic synonyms: Ambit, Compass, Orbit, Range, Reach, Scope
Language type: Plural, Plural Form



Definition of Confines

1. Noun. The borders or limits of an area. ¹

2. Noun. Elements that restrain someone. ¹

3. Noun. The scope or range of a subject. ¹

4. Verb. (third-person singular of confine) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Confines

1. confine [v] - See also: confine

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Confines

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confinedness
confineless
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confinement time
confinements
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confines (current term)
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confirmability
confirmable
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confirmation hearing
confirmation name
confirmation names
confirmational

Literary usage of Confines

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1. Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books by John Milton (1750)
"... 320 The confines met of empyrean Heaven And of this World, and on the left hand Hell With long reach interpos'dj three ..."

2. Thucydides Translated Into English by Benjamin Jowett, Thucydides (1881)
"... Tne Pel°- a fortified town on the confines of Attica and Boeotia, advance to which was garrisoned by the Athenians in time of war, wh"c'h 'ti,ey and was ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"court, which had gradually retreated from the confines of Thrace to the more secure station of Sirmium. Five months after the death of Valens the emperor ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"On the whole the Catholic press confines its attention to Catholic interests without entering into the social or political affairs of the country. ..."

5. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"THE CLOUD confines THE day is dark and the night To him that would search their heart; No lips of cloud that will part. Nor morning song in the light: Only, ..."

6. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"An academy which merely undertakes to furnish such instructions, or in other words an academy which confines its dictation to questions of style, ..."

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