Con*fine" (?), v. t. [imp.
& p. p. Confined (?); p. pr. & vb.
n. Confining.] [F. confiner to border
upon, LL. confinare to set bounds to; con- +
finis boundary, end. See Final, Finish.]
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!
He is to confine himself to the compass of
numbers and the slavery of rhyme.
To be confined, to be in
Syn. -- To bound; limit; restrain; imprison; immure;
inclose; circumscribe; restrict.
Con"fine (? or &?;); 277), 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.
Bewixt heaven and earth and skies there stands a
Confining on all three.
Con"fine (?), n. 1.
Common boundary; border; limit; -- used chiefly in the
Events that came to pass within the
confines of Judea.
And now in little space
The confines met of empyrean heaven,
And of this world.
On the confines of the city and the
2. Apartment; place of restraint;
Confines, wards, and dungeons.
The extravagant and erring spirit hies
To his confine.