Definitions for limit
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word limit.
limit, bound, boundarynoun
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, limitnoun
final or latest limiting point
as far as something can go
limit, demarcation, demarcation linenoun
the boundary of a specific area
limit, limit point, point of accumulationnoun
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, throttleverb
place limits on (extent or access)
"restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
limit, circumscribe, confineverb
restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
specify, set, determine, define, fix, limitverb
decide upon or fix definitely
"fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Bound; border; utmost reach.
Etymology: limite, French; limitor, Latin.
The whole limit of the mountain round about shall be most holy. Exod. xliii. 12.
To confine with certain bounds; to restrain; to circumscribe; not to leave at large.
Etymology: limiter, French, from the noun.
They tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel. Psal. lxxviii. 41.
Thanks I must you con,
That you are thieves profest;
For there is boundless theft
In limited professions. William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens.
If a king come in by conquest, he is no longer a limited monarch. Jonathan Swift.
In mathematics, a limit is a value that a function or sequence "approaches" as the input or index approaches some particular value. Limits are used to define continuity, derivatives, and integrals, and they can give precise meaning to statements like "as x becomes infinitely large" or "as x approaches 0."
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
Etymology: [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
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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
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My freedom will be so much the greater and more meaningful the more narrowly I limit my field of action and the more I surround myself with obstacles. Whatever diminishes constraint diminishes strength. The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self of the chains that shackle the spirit.
We live in oppressive times. We have, as a nation, become our own thought police but instead of calling the process by which we limit our expression of dissent and wonder 'censorship,' we call it 'concern for commercial viability.'
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.
Overall hiking pant fit is quite subjective, but folks should take a few factors into consideration, for starters, Sahara Convertible Pants should n’t limit your range of motion. Lots of hiking pants now tend to have more stretch, which allows a wider range of movement. Pants that are too tight will often limit your range of motion, and tight pants may also limit breathability and ventilation.
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- نهاية, حدArabic
- ограничение, граница, предел, ограничавамBulgarian
- límitCatalan, Valencian
- omezit, limita, mez, limitCzech
- begrenzen, Grenze, befristen, Begrenzer, Grenzwert, beschränken, LimesGerman
- limigi, limeso, limitoEsperanto
- límite, limitarSpanish
- piirama, piirang, piirEstonian
- rajoitus, raja-arvo, rajoittaa, rajaFinnish
- limite, limiterFrench
- iomallScottish Gaelic
- הגביל, תחםHebrew
- 限度, 限界Japanese
- had, batasMalay
- beperken, limiet, grensDutch
- limit, granicaPolish
- limitar, restringir, limitePortuguese
- limită, graniță, restrânge, valoare extremă, margine, valoare limităRomanian
- ограничивать, предел, ограничитьRussian
- omejitev, limita, omejitiSlovene
- cak, kufiAlbanian
- gräns, begränsning, begränsa, limes, gränsvärdeSwedish
- tahdit etmek, kısıtlayıcı, sınırlayıcı, sınırlamakTurkish
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