To be confined

To be confined
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 limit; to bound; to shut up; to inclose; to keep close. [1913 Webster]

Now let not nature's hand Keep the wild flood confined! let order die! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

He is to confine himself to the compass of numbers and the slavery of rhyme. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{To be confined}, to be in childbed.

Syn: To bound; limit; restrain; imprison; immure; inclose; circumscribe; restrict. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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