Definitions of limit

  1. 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.
  2. The space or thing defined by limits.
  3. That which terminates a period of time; hence, the period itself; the full time or extent.
  4. A restriction; a check; a curb; a hindrance.
  5. A determining feature; a distinguishing characteristic; a differentia.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. To confine within bounds.
  9. To confine within bounds: to restrain.
  10. To confine within bounds; restrain.
  11. To bound; confine; restrict.
  12. To beg, or to exercise functions, within a certain limited region; as, a limiting friar.
  13. To set bounds to; to confine within certain bounds; to restrain; to restrict.
  14. the greatest possible degree of something; " what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; " to the limit of his ability"
  15. the boundary of a specific area
  16. A border or boundary; utmost extent; that which confines, ends, or checks.
  17. Boundary: utmost extent: restriction.
  18. Boundary; end; restriction.
  19. That which limits, or is limited, or has bounds; a check; district; period.
  20. Utmost extent; bound or border; the thing which bounds; restraint; hindrance.