confine

See also: confiné

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French confiner, from confins, from Medieval Latin confines, from Latin confinium, from Latin confīnis.

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confine (third-person singular simple present confines, present participle confining, simple past and past participle confined)

  1. (transitive) To restrict; to keep within bounds; to shut or keep in a limited space or area.
  2. To have a common boundary; to border; to lie contiguous; to touch; followed by on or with.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 2”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker [] [a]nd by Robert Boulter [] [a]nd Matthias Walker, [], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: [], London: Basil Montagu Pickering [], 1873, OCLC 230729554:
      Where your gloomy bounds / Confine with heaven
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Betwixt heaven and earth and skies there stands a place / Confining on all three.

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NounEdit

confine (plural confines)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) A boundary or limit.

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FrenchEdit

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confine

  1. first-person singular present indicative of confiner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of confiner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of confiner
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of confiner
  5. second-person singular imperative of confiner

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin confīnis.

NounEdit

confine m (plural confini)

  1. border, frontier
  2. boundary

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LatinEdit

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cōnfīne

  1. nominative neuter singular of cōnfīnis
  2. accusative neuter singular of cōnfīnis
  3. vocative neuter singular of cōnfīnis

PortugueseEdit

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confine

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of confinar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of confinar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of confinar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of confinar

SpanishEdit

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confine

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of confinar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of confinar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of confinar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of confinar.