What does limit mean?

Definitions for limit
ˈlɪm ɪtlim·it

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. terminus ad quem, terminal point, limitnoun

    final or latest limiting point

  3. limitnoun

    as far as something can go

  4. limit, demarcation, demarcation linenoun

    the boundary of a specific area

  5. limit, limit point, point of accumulationnoun

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

  6. limit, limitationverb

    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, throttleverb

    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, confineverb

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

  9. specify, set, determine, define, fix, limitverb

    decide upon or fix definitely

    "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Limitverb

    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. Limitverb

    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. Limitverb

    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. Limitverb

    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. Limitverb

    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. Limitverb

    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. Limitverb

    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. Limitverb

    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. Ben Bajarin:

    I don't look at that as saying Apple has given up on the (Apple smart speaker) HomePod or the Apple TV - those will be the products where Apple Music or an Apple movie experience work the best, but Apple is smart to not limit the places people can consume their services.

  2. James Wilson:

    The best way to deal with (underage drinking) is to limit their exposure and not try to play with their content. the current language offers the commission a bright line standard to make those determinations.

  3. Tracy Stewart:

    Gemma Allen says. To keep your relationship as blissful as possible, talk about how you ’ll split expenses such as rent, food and utilities, along with unexpected items such as car repairs or if a baby comes along. Consider opening a joint bank account in addition to your regular accounts to pay for shared expenses. You may not want to split every expense either, so decide what will be kept separate and if you ’ll want to discuss individual purchases over a certain dollar limit. Since you may cohabitate for a long time or eventually marry, talk about short - and long-term financial goals. Think about the financial impact of these goals and how you ’ll work together to achieve them, save for shared goals in separate accounts and contribute the amount that Gemma Allen agree Gemma Allen can each afford.

  4. Aaron Milstone:

    It's like the speed limit. It protects you, but it also protects other people, these behaviors are not just about protecting you. It's about protecting everyone.

  5. Priscilla Moreland:

    Doesn’t the Air Force think that with the proper training I or my peers couldn’t excel as drone pilots? right now, the minimum height-limit starts at 5’4?. My daughter is 5’2?. What difference does it make what height you are when you are flying a drone? You are not actually sitting in an airplane.

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