What does limit mean?

Definitions for limit
ˈlɪm ɪtlim·it

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. terminus ad quem, terminal point, limit(noun)

    final or latest limiting point

  3. limit(noun)

    as far as something can go

  4. limit, demarcation, demarcation line(noun)

    the boundary of a specific area

  5. limit, limit point, point of accumulation(noun)

    the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity

  6. limit, limitation(verb)

    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"

  7. 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"

  8. limit, circumscribe, confine(verb)

    restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"

  9. specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit(verb)

    decide upon or fix definitely

    "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Limit(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [F. limiter, L. limitare, fr. limes, limitis, limit; prob. akin to limen threshold, E. eliminate; cf. L. limus sidelong.]

  2. Limit(verb)

    the space or thing defined by limits

    Etymology: [F. limiter, L. limitare, fr. limes, limitis, limit; prob. akin to limen threshold, E. eliminate; cf. L. limus sidelong.]

  3. Limit(verb)

    that which terminates a period of time; hence, the period itself; the full time or extent

    Etymology: [F. limiter, L. limitare, fr. limes, limitis, limit; prob. akin to limen threshold, E. eliminate; cf. L. limus sidelong.]

  4. Limit(verb)

    a restriction; a check; a curb; a hindrance

    Etymology: [F. limiter, L. limitare, fr. limes, limitis, limit; prob. akin to limen threshold, E. eliminate; cf. L. limus sidelong.]

  5. Limit(verb)

    a determining feature; a distinguishing characteristic; a differentia

    Etymology: [F. limiter, L. limitare, fr. limes, limitis, limit; prob. akin to limen threshold, E. eliminate; cf. L. limus sidelong.]

  6. Limit(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [F. limiter, L. limitare, fr. limes, limitis, limit; prob. akin to limen threshold, E. eliminate; cf. L. limus sidelong.]

  7. Limit(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [F. limiter, L. limitare, fr. limes, limitis, limit; prob. akin to limen threshold, E. eliminate; cf. L. limus sidelong.]

  8. Limit(verb)

    to beg, or to exercise functions, within a certain limited region; as, a limiting friar

    Etymology: [F. limiter, L. limitare, fr. limes, limitis, limit; prob. akin to limen threshold, E. eliminate; cf. L. limus sidelong.]

Freebase

  1. Limit

    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

  1. Limit

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'limit' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3083

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'limit' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2502

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'limit' in Nouns Frequency: #740

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'limit' in Verbs Frequency: #314

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of limit in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of limit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of limit in a Sentence

  1. John Smith:

    We are stretched to the limit.

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  3. Shuting Hu:

    The color of our skin is determined by melanin, which is produced by melanocyte, a type of skin cell. Everyone has different numbers of melanocytes, and that's why we have different skin colors, it's impossible to change your gene or race, so there is a natural limit to whitening effects that you can achieve through using skin care products.

  4. Robin Swann:

    British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke to us today about putting a time limit on the backstop. We don't see a time limit as being the answer, because time limit can be extended.

  5. Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger:

    We have to find the right red line where harassment is beginning and freedom of speech is reaching its limit.

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