limit, bound, boundary(noun)
the greatest possible degree of something
"what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability"
terminus ad quem, terminal point, limit(noun)
final or latest limiting point
as far as something can go
limit, demarcation, demarcation line(noun)
the boundary of a specific area
limit, limit point, point of accumulation(noun)
the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity
the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed
"there are limits on the amount you can bet"; "it is growing rapidly with no limitation in sight"
restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle(verb)
place limits on (extent or access)
"restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
limit, circumscribe, confine(verb)
restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit(verb)
decide upon or fix definitely
"fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
that which terminates, circumscribes, restrains, or confines; the bound, border, or edge; the utmost extent; as, the limit of a walk, of a town, of a country; the limits of human knowledge or endeavor
the space or thing defined by limits
that which terminates a period of time; hence, the period itself; the full time or extent
a restriction; a check; a curb; a hindrance
a determining feature; a distinguishing characteristic; a differentia
a determinate quantity, to which a variable one continually approaches, and may differ from it by less than any given difference, but to which, under the law of variation, the variable can never become exactly equivalent
to apply a limit to, or set a limit for; to terminate, circumscribe, or restrict, by a limit or limits; as, to limit the acreage of a crop; to limit the issue of paper money; to limit one's ambitions or aspirations; to limit the meaning of a word
to beg, or to exercise functions, within a certain limited region; as, a limiting friar
Origin: [F. limiter, L. limitare, fr. limes, limitis, limit; prob. akin to limen threshold, E. eliminate; cf. L. limus sidelong.]
In mathematics, a limit is the value that a function or sequence "approaches" as the input or index approaches some value. Limits are essential to calculus and are used to define continuity, derivatives, and integrals. The concept of a limit of a sequence is further generalized to the concept of a limit of a topological net, and is closely related to limit and direct limit in category theory. In formulas, limit is usually abbreviated as lim as in lim = a, and the fact of approaching a limit is represented by the right arrow as in an → a.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lim′it, n. boundary: utmost extent: restriction: (Shak.) a limb, as the limit of the body.—v.t. to confine within bounds: to restrain: to fix within limits.—adjs. Lim′itable, that may be limited, bounded, or restrained; Limitā′rian, tending to limit.—n. one who limits.—adjs. Lim′itary, placed at the boundary as a guard, &c.: confined within limits; Lim′itate (bot.), bounded by a distinct line.—n. Limitā′tion, the act of limiting, bounding, or restraining: the state of being limited, bounded, or restrained: restriction.—adjs. Limitā′tive, Lim′ited, within limits: narrow: restricted.—adv. Lim′itedly.—ns. Lim′itedness; Lim′iter, the person or thing that limits or confines: a friar who had a license to beg within certain bounds.—adj. Lim′itless, having no limits: boundless: immense: infinite.—Limited liability (see Liability); Limited monarchy, a monarchy in which the supreme power is shared with a body of nobles, a representative body, or both. [Fr.,—L. limes, limitis, a boundary.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'limit' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3083
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'limit' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2502
Rank popularity for the word 'limit' in Nouns Frequency: #740
Rank popularity for the word 'limit' in Verbs Frequency: #314
The numerical value of limit in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of limit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Everything has its limit--iron ore cannot be educated into gold. - 1906
There is a limit to what the United States in self-respect can endure, that limit has now been reached.
Something we want to revise now are the legal reviews because these reviews have no time limit, we will recommend a time limit. There will be legal certainty.
It's not yet clear if the existing disruption event language for other Asian jurisdictions can be applied to China or how the existing disruption definitions for limit-up, limit-down would apply to suspended stocks.
Everyone's got it in him, if he'll only make up his mind and stick at it. None of us is born with a stop-valve on his powers or with a set limit to his capacities, There's no limit possible to the expansion of each one of us.
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Translations for limit
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- حد, نهايةArabic
- граница, ограничавам, ограничение, пределBulgarian
- límitCatalan, Valencian
- mez, omezit, limit, limitaCzech
- begrenzen, Grenze, befristen, Grenzwert, beschränken, Begrenzer, LimesGerman
- limigi, limito, limesoEsperanto
- límite, limitarSpanish
- piirama, piirang, piirEstonian
- rajoitus, raja, rajoittaa, raja-arvoFinnish
- limite, limiterFrench
- iomallScottish Gaelic
- הגביל, תחםHebrew
- 限度, 限界Japanese
- had, batasMalay
- beperken, grens, limietDutch
- limit, granicaPolish
- limitar, restringir, limitePortuguese
- limită, valoare extremă, margine, valoare limită, restrânge, granițăRomanian
- предел, ограничить, ограничиватьRussian
- limita, omejitev, omejitiSlovene
- kufi, cakAlbanian
- gränsvärde, limes, begränsa, gräns, begränsningSwedish
- sınırlayıcı, kısıtlayıcı, sınırlamak, tahdit etmekTurkish
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