Confine

  • 1 confiné — confiné, ée [ kɔ̃fine ] adj. • de confiner 1 ♦ Enfermé. Vivre confiné chez soi. 2 ♦ (1842) Air confiné, non renouvelé. ⇒ renfermé. Atmosphère confinée. confiné, ée adj. d1./d Enfermé. Un malade confiné dans sa chambre. Fig. Un esprit confiné dans …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 confine — con·fine vt con·fined, con·fin·ing: to hold within a location; specif: imprison Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. confine …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Confine — Country …

    Wikipedia

  • 4 confiné — confiné, ée (kon fi né, née) part. passé. Relégué. Confiné dans un lieu solitaire. •   Obscurément confiné au fond de sa province, D ALEMB. Éloges, Trublet …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 5 Confine — Con fine (? or ?); 277), v. i. To have a common boundary; to border; to lie contiguous; to touch; followed by on or with. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Where your gloomy bounds Confine with heaven. Milton. [1913 Webster] Bewixt heaven and earth and skies …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Confine — Con fine, n. 1. Common boundary; border; limit; used chiefly in the plural. [1913 Webster] Events that came to pass within the confines of Judea. Locke. [1913 Webster] And now in little space The confines met of empyrean heaven, And of this world …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Confine — Con*fine (k[o^]n*f[imac]n ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Confined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Confining}.] [F. confiner to border upon, LL. confinare to set bounds to; con + finis boundary, end. See {Final}, {Finish}.] To restrain within limits; to restrict; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 confine — s.m. [dal lat. confine, neutro dell agg. confinis confinante ]. 1. (geogr.) [linea che delimita un territorio o un terreno da un altro] ▶◀ delimitazione, demarcazione, limite, termine, [di regione geografica o di stato] frontiera. 2. (estens.)… …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 9 confine — (n.) c.1400, boundary, limit (usually as confines), from O.Fr. confins boundaries, from M.L. confines, from L. confinium (pl. confinia) boundary, limit, from confine, neut. of confinis bordering on, having the same boundaries, from com with (see… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 confine — vb circumscribe, *limit, restrict Analogous words: bind, *tie: *restrain, curb, inhibit, check: *hamper, trammel, fetter, shackle, hog tie, manacle: *imprison, incarcerate, immure, intern, jail confine n bound, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 confine — ► VERB 1) (confine to) restrict (someone or something) within certain limits of (space, scope, or time). 2) (be confined to) be unable to leave (one s bed, home, etc.) due to illness or disability. 3) (be confined) dated (of a woman) remain in… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 confine — [kən fīn′; ] for n.1 [ kän′fīn΄] n. [ME confinies, pl. < OFr confins, pl., a border, boundary < L confinium (pl. confinia), boundary, limit < confinis, bordering on < com , with + finis, an end: see FINISH] 1. [usually pl.] a boundary …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 confine — is pronounced with stress on the first syllable as a noun and on the second as a verb …

    Modern English usage

  • 14 confine — [v] enclose, limit bar, bind, bound, cage, circumscribe, constrain, cool, cool down, cramp, delimit, detain, enslave, fix, hem in, hinder, hog tie*, hold back, ice*, immure, imprison, incarcerate, intern, jail, keep, put a lid on*, put away, put… …

    New thesaurus

  • 15 confine — 1con·fì·ne s.m. 1a. FO termine, limite estremo di un territorio, di un fondo e sim.: confine di un campo, di una proprietà | TS ammin. limite amministrativo di una regione geografica, di uno stato; frontiera: il confine fra Italia e Francia;… …

    Dizionario italiano

  • 16 confine */ — UK [kənˈfaɪn] / US verb [transitive] Word forms confine : present tense I/you/we/they confine he/she/it confines present participle confining past tense confined past participle confined 1) a) [always passive] if something is confined to one area …

    English dictionary

  • 17 confine — con|fine W3 [kənˈfaın] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(limit)¦ 2¦(keep somebody in a place)¦ 3¦(stop something spreading)¦ 4¦(stay in one place)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: confiner, from Latin confinis; CONFINES] 1.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 confine — v. (D; refl., tr.) to confine to (confined to bed; confined to quarters; the lecturer confined herself to one topic; confine yourself to the facts) * * * [ kɒnfaɪn] (D;refl.,tr.) to confine to (confined to bed; confined to quarters; the lecturer… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 confine — confines, confining, confined (The verb is pronounced [[t]kənfa͟ɪn[/t]]. The noun confines is pronounced [[t]kɒ̱nfaɪnz[/t]].) 1) VERB To confine something to a particular place or group means to prevent it from spreading beyond that place or… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 confine — verb (T) 1 LIMIT to keep someone or something within the limits of a particular activity or subject; restrict: be confined to: The police cadet s duties were confined to taking statements from the crowd. | a former editor now confined to… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English