Part of speech: verb

To shut up; imprison; limit; restrict.

Part of speech: noun

A boundary; limit; frontier.

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Usage examples "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)", 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", Andrew Cecil Bradley.
  3. As yet they confine their culture of land mainly to vegetable gardens. - "Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands", Charles Nordhoff.