noun plural

Synonyms and Antonyms of confines

  1. 1 a real or imaginary point beyond which a person or thing cannot go within the confines of the city Synonyms bound, boundary, cap, ceiling, limit, end, extent, limitation, line, terminationRelated Words extremity, fag end, terminus; border, brim, edge, margin, rim, verge; outside; bar, barrier, fence, hedge, restraint, stop, wall

  2. 2 the line or relatively narrow space that marks the outer limit of something outside the confines of the school walls Synonyms borderline, bound, boundary, brim, circumference, compass, border, edge, edging, end, frame, fringe, hem, margin, perimeter, periphery, rim, skirt, skirting, vergeRelated Words ambit; brink, crest, curb, cusp, lip; ceiling, maximum; demarcation, extent, limitation, measure, mere, restriction, termination; borderland, frontier, march, outskirts, pale, selvage; lap; shoreNear Antonyms center, core, heart; inner, inside, interior, middle, within

  3. 3 an area over which activity, capacity, or influence extends that's beyond the confines of my power as dean of the college Synonyms ambit, amplitude, breadth, compass, range, dimension(s), extent, reach, realm, scope, sweep, widthRelated Words gamut, spectrum, spread; bailiwick, circle, demesne, department, discipline, domain, element, fief, fiefdom, field, province, region, specialty, sphere, terrain; frontier; horizon, panorama

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