What does the word confinement mean?

Usage examples for confinement

  1. He did not know what to think of it, so he concluded to ask the superintendent; but in the course of the day he heard that he was mad and in confinement, as I have told you." – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  2. Ducks stand confinement quite well but if they are closely confined it is necessary to provide for them the green feed which they cannot secure for themselves. – Ducks and Geese by Harry M. Lamon Rob R. Slocum
  3. It is the most remarkable thing that has happened to me in all the years of my confinement. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman