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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. the boundary of a specific area
  4. decide upon or fix definitely; " fix the variables"; " specify the parameters"
  5. 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"
  6. the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity
  7. final or latest limiting point
  8. 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.
  9. The space or thing defined by limits.
  10. That which terminates a period of time; hence, the period itself; the full time or extent.
  11. A restriction; a check; a curb; a hindrance.
  12. A determining feature; a distinguishing characteristic; a differentia.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. To beg, or to exercise functions, within a certain limited region; as, a limiting friar.
  16. A border or boundary; utmost extent; that which confines, ends, or checks.
  17. To confine within bounds.
  18. Boundary: utmost extent: restriction.
  19. To confine within bounds: to restrain.
  20. Boundary; end; restriction.
  21. To confine within bounds; restrain.
  22. To bound; confine; restrict.
  23. That which limits, or is limited, or has bounds; a check; district; period.
  24. To set bounds to; to confine within certain bounds; to restrain; to restrict.
  25. Utmost extent; bound or border; the thing which bounds; restraint; hindrance.

Usage examples for limit

  1. There is no limit to the power of your will. – The Eight Strokes of the Clock by Maurice Le Blanc
  2. 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
  3. What is the limit? – Marvels of Modern Science by Paul Severing
  4. In a little while he spoke again: Another thing that I must fix is an age limit. – The Second Deluge by Garrett P. Serviss
  5. " I was hoping you'd go- there's no limit," said Trevison. – 'Firebrand' Trevison by Charles Alden Seltzer
  6. 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
  7. A hundred, and no limit on the conversation! – Fore! by Charles Emmett Van Loan
  8. It's the limit, that's what it is, the limit." – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  9. I know what I am to find at the end of the time limit. – The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
  10. I had reached my limit. – The University of Hard Knocks by Ralph Parlette
  11. Ward, you certainly are- the limit! – The Ranch at the Wolverine by B. M. Bower
  12. Here was Lucy on the limit of a world unknown. – Love and Lucy by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  13. I can stand a lot, but there's a limit. – Rival Pitchers of Oakdale by Morgan Scott
  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. " I'm afraid not; twenty would be about our limit," Gresham agreed. – Murder in the Gunroom by Henry Beam Piper
  16. I had made a resolve that I would not read in bed; there must be a limit somewhere. – Neighbours by Robert Stead
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. There is hardly any limit to its cutting power. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
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