Definition of confines noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

confines

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkɒnfaɪnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːnfaɪnz//
 
[plural](formal)
 
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limits or borders It is beyond the confines of human knowledge. the confines of family lifeExtra examples It is a story that must not escape the confines of this room. It took him some effort to leave the comfy confines of his armchair. Most airmen aren’t allowed to leave the confines of the base. She longed to leave the confines of her household. She returned to the cosy/​cozy confines of her lodgings on the second floor. She stepped into the cool, dark confines of a roadside inn. She wanted to experience things outside the close confines of family life. The dim, familiar confines of the room grew clearer as my eyes adjusted to the indoor darkness. The gay community is transcending the narrow confines of the ghetto. The next two games are in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field. They left the half-lit streets and entered the confines of a cemetery. a chance to escape the stuffy confines of the town in the quiet confines of a Bloomington hotel room issues that go beyond the limited confines of the book within the strict confines of the law
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