from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of confine.
- adj. not free to move
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. having movement restricted to within a certain area; -- usually a building. Opposite of
- adj. deprived of liberty; especially placed under arrest or restraint.
- adj. having movement restricted to within an enclosed outdoor area; -- of animals.
- adj. not invading healthy tissue.
- adj. held prisoner.
- adj. having movement or progress restricted to a certain area.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Restrained within limits; imprisoned; secluded; close; narrow; mean: as, a confined mind.
- In pathology, constipated: as, the bowels may be confined.
- Restricted to the service of one employer, as a laborer hired by him for the year; as, “a numerous body of confined labourers,”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. being in captivity
- adj. not free to move about
- adj. not invading healthy tissue
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Going into what we call confined area landing sites -- CALS -- which is precisely what I was talking about, that last meter of dry land and that rooftop.
Kisumu or Port Florence (a term confined to the harbour) is a flourishing town built on a hill overlooking Victoria Nyanza.
Once a term confined to the personal-speak of high-minded tech geeks and derided by critics as a bogus marketing ploy, cloud computing today is arguably the hottest trend sweeping the information technology industry sector, investors, analysts and entrepreneurs say.
But the lessons of Chile's nitrate boom and bust, which helped spur worker rights movements, should not remain confined to the desert.
And it may be true that the "discipline" -- literature as submitted to the protocols and conventions of academic inquiry -- can't remain "confined" to the question of aesthetic beauty, but this is a problem not for literature per se but for the subject "literature" as it is defined within the academic curriculum.
Avoid being in confined areas with smokers: riding in cars, public places, home.
Albert Holland is a psychologist for NASA who's worked with astronauts in confined spaces like the International Space Station.
Strict protocol should be followed when humans are working in confined areas in the presence of CO2 gas.
Granted, many fantasies take place in confined cultural spaces — a single small kingdom in a Europeanish milieu, maybe a single city or castle within that city.
In this tale, a society is again confined to a strange, dark place with very odd rules.