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Noun: limit  li-mit
  1. The greatest possible degree of something
    "to the limit of his ability";
    - bound, boundary
     
  2. Final or latest limiting point
    - terminus ad quem, terminal point
     
  3. As far as something can go
     
  4. The boundary of a specific area
    - demarcation, demarcation line
     
  5. The mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity
    - limit point, point of accumulation
     
  6. The greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed
    "there are limits on the amount you can bet";
    - limitation
Verb: limit  li-mit
  1. Place limits on (extent or access)
    "limit the time you can spend with your friends";
    - restrict, restrain, trammel, bound, confine, throttle
     
  2. Restrict in quantity or scope
    "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day";
    - circumscribe, confine
     
  3. Decide upon definitely; give a value
    "limit the parameters";
    - specify, set, determine, define, fix

Derived forms: limited, limiting, limits

Type of: bound, boundary, bounds, check, choose, contain, control, curb, decrease, end, ending, extent, extremity, hold, hold in, indefinite quantity, lessen, minify, moderate, pick out, select, take

Encyclopedia: Limit