Thesaurus

confined

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of confined

(Entry 1 of 2)

taken and held prisoner
  • confined citizens have basic rights under that nation's constitution

Synonyms for confined

Words Related to confined

Phrases Synonymous with confined

Near Antonyms for confined

Antonyms for confined

confined

verb
past tense of confine

Synonyms & Antonyms of confined (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to set bounds or an upper limit for
  • will confine my remarks to the subject we came here to discuss

Synonyms for confined

Words Related to confined

Near Antonyms for confined

Antonyms for confined

2 to put in or as if in prison
  • the accused was confined until the trial could take place

Synonyms for confined

Words Related to confined

Near Antonyms for confined

Antonyms for confined

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about confined

Time Traveler for confined

Time Traveler

The first known use of confined was in 1605

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Confined.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/confined. Accessed 27 January 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on confined

Dictionary: Definition of confined

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with confined

Medical Dictionary: Definition of confined

Spanish Central: Translation of confined

Nglish: Translation of confined for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of confined for Arabic Speakers

Comments on confined

What made you want to look up confined? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

one that suddenly gains wealth or power

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!