confine

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See also: confiné

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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

  1. (obsolete) To have a common boundary with; to border on. [16th–19th c.]
  2. (transitive) To restrict (someone or something) to a particular scope or area; to keep in or within certain bounds. [from 17th c.]

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Noun[edit]

confine (plural confines)

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

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French[edit]

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confine

  1. inflection of confiner:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin confīnis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /konˈfi.ne/
  • Rhymes: -ine
  • Hyphenation: con‧fì‧ne

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confine m (plural confini)

  1. border, frontier
  2. boundary

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cōnfīne

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular of cōnfīnis

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

confine

  1. inflection of confinar:
    1. first-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular present subjunctive
    3. third-person singular imperative