Dictionary Results for confining

1. 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

2. confine - verb

· prevent from leaving or from being removed

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

3. confine - verb

· close in; "darkness enclosed him"

Synonym(s): enclose, hold_in

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

4. confine - verb

· deprive of freedom; take into confinement

Synonym(s): detain

Antonym(s): free

5. 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

6. confining - adjective

· restricting the scope or freedom of action

Synonym(s): constraining, constrictive, limiting, restricting

7. confining - adjective

· crowded; "close quarters"

Synonym(s): close

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