Definition of Limit

1. Noun. The greatest possible degree of something. "To the limit of his ability"




2. Verb. Place limits on (extent or access). "Limit the time you can spend with your friends"

3. Noun. Final or latest limiting point.
Exact synonyms: Terminal Point, Terminus Ad Quem
Generic synonyms: End, Ending

4. Verb. Restrict or confine,. "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"

5. Noun. As far as something can go.
Generic synonyms: Extremity
Specialized synonyms: Maximum, Minimum, Range, Reach

6. Verb. Decide upon or fix definitely. "Specify the parameters"
Exact synonyms: Define, Determine, Fix, Set, Specify
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.
Exact synonyms: Demarcation, Demarcation Line
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.
Exact synonyms: Limit Point, Point Of Accumulation
Generic synonyms: Indefinite Quantity

9. Noun. The greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed. "It is growing rapidly with no limitation in sight"
Exact synonyms: Limitation
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''), \phi_X \circ u = \psi_X . 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. 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) 5. A determining feature; a distinguishing characteristic a differentia. 6. 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. Elastic limit. See Elastic. Prison limits, a definite, extent of space in or around a prison, within which a prisoner has liberty to go and come. Synonym: Boundary, border, edge, termination, restriction, bound, confine. Origin: From L. Limes, limitis: cf. F.limite; -or from E. Limit, v. See Limit. 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. Limiting parallels, those parallels of latitude between which only an occultation of a star or planet by the moon, in a given case, can occur. Origin: F. Limiter, L. Limitare, fr. Limes, limitis, limit; prob. Akin to limen threshold, E. Eliminate; cf. L. Limus sidelong. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Limit

limiest
limina
liminal
liminal stimulus
liminal trait
liminalities
liminality
liminals
liminary
liminess
liminesses
liming
limings
liminocentric
liminometer
limit (current term)
limit cycle
limit dextrin
limit dextrinase
limit dextrinosis
limit down
limit inferior
limit of resolution
limit point
limit points
limit superior
limit up
limitable
limitaneous
limitarian

Literary usage of Limit

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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 ..."

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