Definitions of limit

  1.   the greatest possible degree of something what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior to the limit of his ability
  2.   restrict or confine I limit you to two visits to the pub a day
  3.   place limits on extent or access restrict the use of this parking lot limit the time you can spend with your friends
  4.   the boundary of a specific area
  5.   decide upon or fix definitely fix the variables specify the parameters
  6.   as far as something can go
  7.   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
  8.   the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity
  9.   final or latest limiting point
  10.   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
  11.   The space or thing defined by limits
  12.   That which terminates a period of time hence the period itself the full time or extent
  13.   A restriction a check a curb a hindrance
  14.   A determining feature a distinguishing characteristic a differentia
  15.   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
  16.   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
  17.   To beg or to exercise functions within a certain limited region as a limiting friar
  18.   A border or boundary utmost extent that which confines ends or checks
  19.   To confine within bounds
  20.   Boundary utmost extent restriction
  21.   To confine within bounds to restrain
  22.   Boundary end restriction
  23.   To confine within bounds restrain
  24.   To bound confine restrict
  25.   That which limits or is limited or has bounds a check district period
  26.   To set bounds to to confine within certain bounds to restrain to restrict
  27.   Utmost extent bound or border the thing which bounds restraint hindrance
  28.   To set bounds to to circumscribe to restrain

Quotes of limit

  1. I think it would be great if there were no age limit – Paula Abdul
  2. In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity – Konrad Adenauer
  3. God and Nature first made us what we are and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be Follow always that great law Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement – Marcus Garvey
  4. Rocket scientists agree that we have about reached the limit of our ability to travel in space using chemical rockets To achieve anything near the speed of light we will need a new energy source and a new propellant Nuclear fission is not an option – Wilson Greatbatch
  5. Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future – Charles Kettering
  6. The sky is the limit You never have the same experience twice – Frank McCourt
  7. The easiest songs to write are pure fiction There is no limit to how you can tell the story I find it difficult when I'm replaying an event through a song – Jason Mraz
  8. If you send up a weather vane or put your thumb up in the air every time you want to do something different to find out what people are going to think about it you're going to limit yourself That's a very strange way to live – Jessye Norman
  9. Somebody should tell us right at the start of our lives that we are dying Then we might live life to the limit every minute of every day Do it I say Whatever you want to do do it now There are only so many tomorrows – Pope Paul VI
  10. You can't put a limit on anything The more you dream the farther you get – Michael Phelps
  11. There's so much else to do in the world To just be interested in doing films would limit my life – Natalie Portman
  12. Compassion in which all ethics must take root can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind – Albert Schweitzer
  13. Terrorists continue to exploit divisions between law enforcement and the intelligence communities that limit the sharing of vital counterterrorism information – Jim Sensenbrenner
  14. I have never been able to see myself as fitting into one category and I have never been able to limit my contact with people to one group of people – Andres Serrano
  15. There's no limit to how complicated things can get on account of one thing always leading to another – E. B. White

Usage examples for limit

  1. I'm afraid not twenty would be about our limit Gresham agreed – Murder in the Gunroom by Henry Beam Piper
  2. “ I was hoping you'd go there's no limit said Trevison ” – 'Firebrand' Trevison by Charles Alden Seltzer
  3. “ A hundred and no limit on the conversation – Fore! by Charles Emmett Van Loan
  4. Ward you certainly are the limit – The Ranch at the Wolverine by B. M. Bower
  5. There is no limit to the power of your will – The Eight Strokes of the Clock by Maurice Le Blanc
  6. “ I know what I am to find at the end of the time limit – The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
  7. It's the limit that's what it is the limit – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  8. That woman's the limit – Contemporary One-Act Plays Compiler: B. Roland Lewis by Sir James M. Barrie George Middleton Althea Thurston Percy Mackaye Lady Augusta Gregor Eugene Pillot Anton Tchekov Bosworth Crocker Alfred Kreymborg Paul Greene Arthur Hopkins Paul Hervieu Jeannette Marks Oscar M. Wolff David Pinski Beulah Bornstead Herma
  9. “ I forgot that the time limit isn't up – The Lightning Conductor Discovers America by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
  10. In a little while he spoke again Another thing that I must fix is an age limit – The Second Deluge by Garrett P. Serviss
  11. Here was Lucy on the limit of a world unknown – Love and Lucy by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  12. What is the limit – Marvels of Modern Science by Paul Severing
  13. There is hardly any limit to its cutting power – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  14. “ There's a limit to it you know and already you've said enough about me to Bless my ink bottle Tom I haven't said half enough – Tom Swift and his Undersea Search or, The Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic by Victor Appleton
  15. There was also a number which looked like a credit limit in come cases a very very large limit for each person – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  16. “ I had reached my limit – The University of Hard Knocks by Ralph Parlette
  17. You'll never get rich at that rate and neither shall I I reckon I can set my own limit Jim grumbled ” – Desert Dust by Edwin L. Sabin
  18. “ I had made a resolve that I would not read in bed there must be a limit somewhere – Neighbours by Robert Stead
  19. “ I can stand a lot but there's a limit – Rival Pitchers of Oakdale by Morgan Scott
  20. Often a limit is fixed by rule as to the number of cases that can be called for argument in any one day – The American Judiciary by Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD

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