What does the word confine mean?

Usage examples for confine

  1. Do not the laws absolutely confine the colonies to buy from us, whether foreign nations sell cheaper or not? – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  2. How different the position of the artist has now become we see at a glance, and I confine myself to some points which specially concern the difficulty of the long poem. – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley
  3. As yet they confine their culture of land mainly to vegetable gardens. – Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands by Charles Nordhoff