Dictionary Results for confines


1. confines - noun

· a bounded scope; "he stayed within the confines of the city"

Hypernym(s): scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit




2. confine - verb

· place limits on (extent or amount or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

Synonym(s): restrict, trammel, limit, bound, throttle




3. confine - verb

· prevent from leaving or from being removed

Hypernym(s): restrain, keep, keep_back, hold_back




4. confine - verb

· close in; "darkness enclosed him"

Synonym(s): enclose, hold_in

Hypernym(s): hold, bear, carry, contain




5. confine - verb

· deprive of freedom; take into confinement

Synonym(s): detain

Antonym(s): free




6. confine - verb

· to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"

Synonym(s): restrain, hold, constrain

Hypernym(s): disable, disenable, incapacitate





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