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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Limit or border.

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a noun, listen here, it means: Limit or border. Used as a verb, listen here, it means: Third person present singular of confine: to hold within bounds.

Usage examples (36)
  • The animals in the zoo spend their lives within the confines of their cages.
  • He stayed within the confines of the city
  • I agree she naturally can do that type but to only see her in those confines is a stretch. ericlarson
  • Spin: He had a 5.80 ERA with the Dodgers, which goes to show that any pitcher in Petco Park's hurler-friendly confines is worth a flyer. for more
Tutoring comment
  • ''confines" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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