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Definitions of limit

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

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. There is hardly any limit to its cutting power. ” – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  2. In a little while he spoke again: Another thing that I must fix is an age limit – The Second Deluge by Garrett P. Serviss
  3. “ " I was hoping you'd go- there's no limit said Trevison. ” – 'Firebrand' Trevison by Charles Alden Seltzer
  4. “ I can stand a lot, but there's a limit – Rival Pitchers of Oakdale by Morgan Scott
  5. What is the limit – Marvels of Modern Science by Paul Severing
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. “ 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
  9. Ward, you certainly are- the limit – The Ranch at the Wolverine by B. M. Bower
  10. Here was Lucy on the limit of a world unknown. ” – Love and Lucy by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  11. 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
  12. “ 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
  13. “ I know what I am to find at the end of the time limit – The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
  14. There is no limit to the power of your will. ” – The Eight Strokes of the Clock by Maurice Le Blanc
  15. “ A hundred, and no limit on the conversation! ” – Fore! by Charles Emmett Van Loan
  16. “ " I'm afraid not; twenty would be about our limit Gresham agreed. ” – Murder in the Gunroom by Henry Beam Piper
  17. 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
  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 had reached my limit – The University of Hard Knocks by Ralph Parlette
  20. It's the limit that's what it is, the limit – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie

Idioms for limit

  • the sky's the limit
  • limit sth to sth;
  • limit sm to sth;
  • go to the limit
  • go the limit