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: restricting the scope or freedom of action [syn: constraining,
constrictive, limiting, restricting]
2: crowded; "close quarters" [syn: close]