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.

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