Definition of Limit
1. Noun. The greatest possible degree of something. "To the limit of his ability"
Generic synonyms: Extent
Specialized synonyms: Knife-edge, Absoluteness, Starkness, Utterness, Heat Barrier, Thermal Barrier, Level Best, Maximum, Utmost, Uttermost, Brink, Verge
2. Verb. Place limits on (extent or access). "Limit the time you can spend with your friends"
Specialized synonyms: Reduce, Tighten, Tie, Gate, Draw A Line, Draw The Line, Mark Off, Mark Out, Harness, Rein, Rule, Baffle, Regulate, Cramp, Halter, Hamper, Strangle, Constrain, Stiffen, Tighten, Tighten Up, Clamp Down, Crack Down, Inhibit, Constrain, Cumber, Encumber, Restrain
Generic synonyms: Check, Contain, Control, Curb, Hold, Hold In, Moderate
Derivative terms: Bound, Bound, Limitation, Limitation, Limitation, Limitation, Limiter, Restrainer, Restriction, Restriction, Restrictive, Trammel
3. Noun. Final or latest limiting point.
4. Verb. Restrict or confine,. "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
Specialized synonyms: Hold Down, Keep Down, Number, Cap, Curb, Curtail, Cut Back, Restrict, Delimit, Delimitate, Demarcate, Content, Ration
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Lessen, Minify
Derivative terms: Circumscription, Limitation, Limitation, Limitation, Limitation
5. Noun. As far as something can go.
6. Verb. Decide upon or fix definitely. "Specify the parameters"
Specialized synonyms: Quantify, Name, Reset, Define
Generic synonyms: Choose, Pick Out, Select, Take
Derivative terms: Determinant, Determiner, Determiner, Set
7. Noun. The boundary of a specific area.
Specialized synonyms: Edge, City Limit, City Limits, Upper Limit, Lower Limit, Three-mile Limit
Generic synonyms: Bound, Boundary, Bounds
Derivative terms: Demarcate, Demarcate
8. Noun. The mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity.
9. Noun. The greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed. "It is growing rapidly with no limitation in sight"
Generic synonyms: Indefinite Quantity
Specialized synonyms: Extremum, Peak, Cutoff
Definition of Limit
1. n. 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. v. t. 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.
3. v. i. To beg, or to exercise functions, within a certain limited region; as, a limiting friar.
Definition of Limit
1. Noun. A restriction; a bound beyond which one may not go. ¹
2. Noun. (mathematics) A value to which a sequence converges. Equivalently, the common value of the upper limit and the lower limit of a sequence: if the upper and lower limits are different, then the sequence has no limit (i.e., does not converge). ¹
3. Noun. (mathematics) Any of several abstractions of this concept of limit. ¹
4. Noun. (category theory) Given diagram ''F'' : ''J'' → ''C'', a cone (''L'', ''φ'') from ''L'' ∈ Ob(''C'') to ''F'' is the ''limit'' of ''F'' if it has the universal property that for any other cone (''N'', ''ψ'') from ''N'' ∈ Ob(''C'') to ''F'' there is a unique morphism ''u'' : ''N'' → ''L'' such that for all ''X'' ∈ Ob(''J''), . ¹
5. Noun. (poker) Short for fixed limit. ¹
6. Noun. The final, utmost, or furthest point. ¹
7. Adjective. (poker) Being a fixed limit game. ¹
8. Verb. (transitive) To restrict; not to allow to go beyond a certain bound. ¹
9. Verb. (mathematics intransitive) To have a limit in a particular set. ¹
10. Verb. (obsolete) To beg, or to exercise functions, within a certain limited region. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Limit
1. to restrict [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: restrict
Medical Definition 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. "As eager of the chase, the maid Beyond the forest's verdant limits strayed." (Pope)
2. The space or thing defined by limits. "The archdeacon hath divided it Into three limits very equally." (Shak)
3. That which terminates a period of time; hence, the period itself; the full time or extent. "The dateless limit of thy dear exile." (Shak) "The limit of your lives is out." (Shak)
4. A restriction; a check; a curb; a hindrance. "I prithee, give no limits to my tongue." (Shak)
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Literary usage of Limit
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1918)
"New York East: Outer limit — Line joining Execution Rocks Light and east tangent ... New York Main Entrance: Outer limit — Arc of circle center Romer Shoal ..."
2. Journal by Iron and Steel Institute (1897)
"But the elastic limit cannot be determined with accuracy ; indeed, ... Further, by properly handling the test-piece the elastic limit may be raised or ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Then L is called the limit of V: L—Lim. V. Plainly, V cannot have two limits as thus defined. It is easily seen that V will have a limit when and only ..."
4. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1837)
"If they do not increase without limit, let L be the limit; ... Series of decreasing positive terms are divergent, unless the terms diminish without limit. ..."
5. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1901)
"(»71 ,,*,-, acres within the ten mile limit of the Milwaukee road and not within the ten mile limit of the Sioux City road, but within its twenty mile limit ..."
6. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1890)
"On the limit of Solar aud Stellar Light in the Ultra-violet Part of the Spectrum. ... During several years I have attempted to obtain the limit in the ..."
7. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1904)
"In Lord Rayleigh's paper this is the supposition made, and the superior limit of the resistance there given has the value (17), which is a little greater ..."