con·fine /ˈkɑnˌfaɪn ||kənˈ/
con·fine /kənˈfaɪn/ 及物動詞
Con·fine v. t. [imp. & p. p. Confined p. pr. & vb. n. Confining.] To restrain within limits; to restrict; to limit; to bound; to shut up; to inclose; to keep close.
Now let not nature's hand
Keep the wild flood confined! let order die! --Shak.
He is to confine himself to the compass of numbers and the slavery of rhyme. --Dryden.
To be confined, to be in childbed.
Syn: -- To bound; limit; restrain; imprison; immure; inclose; circumscribe; restrict.
Con·fine v. i. To have a common boundary; to border; to lie contiguous; to touch; -- followed by on or with. [Obs.]
Where your gloomy bounds
Confine with heaven. --Milton.
Bewixt heaven and earth and skies there stands a place.
Confining on all three. --Dryden.
1. Common boundary; border; limit; -- used chiefly in the plural.
Events that came to pass within the confines of Judea. --Locke.
And now in little space
The confines met of empyrean heaven,
And of this world. --Milton.
On the confines of the city and the Temple. --Macaulay.
2. Apartment; place of restraint; prison. [Obs.]
Confines, wards, and dungeons. --Shak.
The extravagant and erring spirit hies
To his confine. --Shak.
v 1: restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a
day" [syn: limit, circumscribe]
2: place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of
this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your
friends" [syn: restrict, restrain, trammel, limit,
3: prevent from leaving or from being removed
4: close in or confine [syn: enclose, hold in]
5: deprive of freedom; take into confinement [syn: detain]
6: to close within bounds, limit or hold back from 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" [syn: restrain, hold]