What does the word quarantine mean?

Usage examples for quarantine

  1. Six months is the British quarantine for dogs!" – Apron-Strings by Eleanor Gates
  2. Even then he cherished some illusions respecting the state of affairs; and he often said to me, " But for that confounded quarantine, I would hasten ashore, and place myself at the head of the army of Italy. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  3. 2, 5. 76- 4: ponga en cuarentena: put into quarantine, i. – Novelas Cortas by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón