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confines

noun plural

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  1. 1 a real or imaginary point beyond which a person or thing cannot go within the confines of the city Synonyms of confines bound, boundary, cap, ceiling, limit, end, extent, limitation, line, terminationWords Related to confines 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 of confines borderline, bound, boundary, brim, circumference, compass, border, edge, edging, end, frame, fringe, hem, margin, perimeter, periphery, rim, skirt, skirting, vergeWords Related to confines ambit; brink, crest, curb, cusp, lip; ceiling, maximum; demarcation, extent, limitation, measure, mere, restriction, termination; borderland, frontier, march, outskirts, pale, selvage; lap; shoreNear Antonyms of confines 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 of confines ambit, amplitude, breadth, compass, range, dimension(s), extent, reach, realm, scope, sweep, widthWords Related to confines 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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