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.
adj 1: not free to move about [ant: unconfined]
2: enclosed by a confining fence [syn: fenced in, penned]
3: not invading healthy tissue [ant: invasive]
4: deprived of liberty; especially placed under arrest or
5: in captivity [syn: captive, imprisoned, jailed]