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Noun, Verb (transitive)


Noun Quarantine has 2 senses

Verb Quarantine has 1 sense


Quarantinen. [F. quarantaine, OF. quaranteine, fr. F. quarante forty, L. quadraginta, akin to quattuor four, and E. four: cf. It. quarantina, quarentine. See Four, and cf. Quadragesima.].
  •  A space of forty days; -- used of Lent.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Specifically, the term, originally of forty days, during which a ship arriving in port, and suspected of being infected a malignant contagious disease, is obliged to forbear all intercourse with the shore; hence, such restraint or inhibition of intercourse; also, the place where infected or prohibited vessels are stationed.  [1913 Webster]
    " Quarantine is now applied also to any forced stoppage of travel or communication on account of malignant contagious disease, on land as well as by sea."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The period of forty days during which the widow had the privilege of remaining in the mansion house of which her husband died seized.  [1913 Webster]
Quarantine flag, a yellow flag hoisted at the fore of a vessel or hung from a building, to give warning of an infectious disease; -- called also the yellow jack, and yellow flag.
Quarantinev. t. 
     To compel to remain at a distance, or in a given place, without intercourse, when suspected of having contagious disease; to put under, or in, quarantine.  [1913 Webster]


Quarantine, n. & v.
1 isolation imposed on persons or animals that have arrived from elsewhere or been exposed to, and might spread, infectious or contagious disease.
2 the period of this isolation.
--v.tr. impose such isolation on, put in quarantine.

It. quarantina forty days f. quaranta forty



Jim Crow, alien, apartheid, apartness, beleaguer, beleaguerment, beset, besetment, besiege, blockade, blockading, bolt, bound, box in, cage, chamber, circumscription, close in, color bar, compass, confinement, contain, coop, coop in, coop up, cordon, cordon off, cordon sanitaire, cordoning, cordoning off, corral, cull out, detachment, divide, division, encircle, enclose, enclosure, encompass, enshrine, envelopment, ethnocentrism, exclusiveness, fence in, foreigner, ghettoize, gin, hedge in, hem in, house in, immurement, impound, imprison, imprisonment, incarcerate, incarceration, include, inclusion, insularity, insulate, insulation, isolate, isolation, isolationism, jail, keep apart, keep aside, kennel, know-nothingism, lay aside, leaguer, mew, mew up, narrowness, out-group, outcast, outsider, parochialism, pen, pen in, persona non grata, pick out, pocket, privacy, privatism, privatization, put aside, quarantine flag, race hatred, racial segregation, rail in, recess, reclusion, retirement, retreat, riddle, rope off, rustication, sanitary cordon, screen, seal off, seclude, seclusion, secrecy, segregate, segregation, separate, separation, sequestration, set apart, set aside, shrine, shut in, shut up, siege, sieve, sift, snobbishness, sort out, splendid isolation, stable, stranger, surround, thrash, thresh, tightness, wall in, winnow, withdrawal, wrap, xenophobia, yard, yard up, yellow flag, yellow jack




N safety, security, surety, impregnability, invulnerability, invulnerableness, danger past, danger over, storm blown over, coast clear, escape, means of escape, blow valve, safety valve, release valve, sniffing valve, safeguard, palladium, guardianship, wardship, wardenship, tutelage, custody, safekeeping, preservation, protection, auspices, safe-conduct, escort, convoy, guard, shield, guardian angel, tutelary god, tutelary deity, tutelary saint, genius loci, protector, guardian, warden, warder, preserver, custodian, duenna, chaperon, third person, watchdog, bandog, Cerberus, watchman, patrolman, policeman, cop, dick, fuzz, smokey, peeler, zarp, sentinel, sentry, scout, garrison, guardship, refuge &c, anchor, precaution, quarantine, cordon sanitaire, confidence, protect, take care of, preserve, cover, screen, shelter, shroud, flank, ward, guard, secure, entrench, intrench, fence round, house, nestle, ensconce, take charge of, escort, convoy, garrison, watch, mount guard, patrol, make assurance doubly sure, take up a loose thread, take precautions, double reef topsails, seek safety, take shelter, find shelter, Adj, safe, secure, sure, in safety, in security, on the safe side, under the shield of, under the shade of, under the wing of, under the shadow of one's wing, under cover, under lock and key, out of danger, out of the woods, out of the meshes, out of harm's way, unharmed, unscathed, on sure ground, at anchor, high and dry, above water, unthreatened, unmolested, protected, cavendo tutus, panoplied, snug, seaworthy, weatherproof, waterproof, fireproof, defensible, tenable, proof against, invulnerable, unassailable, unattackable, impenetrable, impregnable, imperdible, inexpugnable, Achillean, safe and sound, scathless, unhazarded, not dangerous, unthreatening, harmless, friendly (cooperative), protecting, protective, guardian, tutelary, preservative, trustworthy, ex abundanti cautela, with impunity, all's well, salva res est, suave mari magno, a couvert, e terra alterius spectare laborem, Dieu vous garde.

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