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lim·it

 (lĭm′ĭt)
n.
1. The point, edge, or line beyond which something ends, may not go, or is not allowed: the 12-mile fishing limit; the limit of my patience.
2. limits The boundary surrounding a specific area; bounds: within the city limits.
3. Something that restricts or restrains; a restraint: The child needs to have limits put on his behavior.
4. The greatest or least amount, number, or extent allowed or possible: a withdrawal limit of $200; no minimum age limit.
5. Games The largest amount which may be bet at one time in games of chance.
6. Abbr. lim Mathematics
a. A number or point L that is approached by a function f(x) as x approaches a if, for every positive number ε, there exists a number δ such that │f(x)-L│ < ε if │x-a│ < δ.
b. A number or point L that is approached by a sequence bn if, for every positive number ε, there exists a number N such that │bn-L│ < ε if n > N. Also called limit point.
7. Informal One that is intolerable, remarkable, or extreme in some other way: "That's the limit!" the babysitter exclaimed after the child spilled a glass of milk.
tr.v. lim·it·ed, lim·it·ing, lim·its
To confine or restrict with a limit: Let's limit the discussion to what is doable. The offer limits us to three for a dollar.

[Middle English limite, from Old French, border, from Latin līmes, līmit-, border, limit.]

lim′it·a·ble adj.
Synonyms: limit, restrict, confine, circumscribe
These verbs mean to establish or keep within specified bounds. Limit refers principally to the establishment of a maximum beyond which a person or thing cannot or may not go: The Constitution limits the president's term of office to four years. To restrict is to keep within prescribed limits, as of choice or action: The sale of alcohol is restricted to people who are 21 and older. Confine suggests imprisonment, restraint, or impediment: The children were confined to the nursery. Circumscribe connotes an encircling or surrounding line that confines, especially narrowly: "A man ... should not circumscribe his activity by any inflexible fence of rigid rules" (John Stuart Blackie).

limit

(ˈlɪmɪt)
n
1. (sometimes plural) the ultimate extent, degree, or amount of something: the limit of endurance.
2. (often plural) the boundary or edge of a specific area: the city limits.
3. (often plural) the area of premises within specific boundaries
4. the largest quantity or amount allowed
5. (Mathematics) maths
a. a value to which a function f(x) approaches as closely as desired as the independent variable approaches a specified value (x = a) or approaches infinity
b. a value to which a sequence an approaches arbitrarily close as n approaches infinity
c. the limit of a sequence of partial sums of a convergent infinite series: the limit of 1 + + + + … is 2.
6. (Mathematics) maths one of the two specified values between which a definite integral is evaluated
7. the limit informal a person or thing that is intolerably exasperating
8. off limits
a. out of bounds
b. forbidden to do or use: smoking was off limits everywhere.
9. within limits to a certain or limited extent: I approve of it within limits.
vb (tr) , -its, -iting or -ited
10. to restrict or confine, as to area, extent, time, etc
11. (Law) law to agree, fix, or assign specifically
[C14: from Latin līmes boundary]
ˈlimitable adj
ˈlimitableness n
ˈlimitless adj
ˈlimitlessly adv
ˈlimitlessness n

lim•it

(ˈlɪm ɪt)
n.
1. the final, utmost, or furthest boundary or point as to extent, amount, continuance, etc.
2. a boundary or bound, as of a country or district.
3. limits, the premises or region enclosed within boundaries.
4. Math. a number such that the value of a given function remains arbitrarily close to this number when the independent variable is sufficiently close to a specified point or is sufficiently large.
5. the maximum sum by which a bet may be raised at any one time.
6. the limit, Informal. something or someone that exasperates, delights, etc., to an extreme degree.
v.t.
7. to restrict by or as if by establishing limits.
8. to confine or keep within limits: to limit expenditures.
[1325–75; Middle English lymyt < Latin līmit-, s. of līmes boundary, strip of uncultivated land between fields]
lim′it•a•ble, adj.
lim′it•er, n.

limit

  • T'ai Chi - Short for T'ai Chi Ch'uan, it is Chinese for "extreme limit" or "great supreme absolute," and constitutes the source and limit of life force.

limit


Past participle: limited
Gerund: limiting

Imperative
limit
limit
Present
I limit
you limit
he/she/it limits
we limit
you limit
they limit
Preterite
I limited
you limited
he/she/it limited
we limited
you limited
they limited
Present Continuous
I am limiting
you are limiting
he/she/it is limiting
we are limiting
you are limiting
they are limiting
Present Perfect
I have limited
you have limited
he/she/it has limited
we have limited
you have limited
they have limited
Past Continuous
I was limiting
you were limiting
he/she/it was limiting
we were limiting
you were limiting
they were limiting
Past Perfect
I had limited
you had limited
he/she/it had limited
we had limited
you had limited
they had limited
Future
I will limit
you will limit
he/she/it will limit
we will limit
you will limit
they will limit
Future Perfect
I will have limited
you will have limited
he/she/it will have limited
we will have limited
you will have limited
they will have limited
Future Continuous
I will be limiting
you will be limiting
he/she/it will be limiting
we will be limiting
you will be limiting
they will be limiting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been limiting
you have been limiting
he/she/it has been limiting
we have been limiting
you have been limiting
they have been limiting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been limiting
you will have been limiting
he/she/it will have been limiting
we will have been limiting
you will have been limiting
they will have been limiting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been limiting
you had been limiting
he/she/it had been limiting
we had been limiting
you had been limiting
they had been limiting
Conditional
I would limit
you would limit
he/she/it would limit
we would limit
you would limit
they would limit
Past Conditional
I would have limited
you would have limited
he/she/it would have limited
we would have limited
you would have limited
they would have limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.limit - the greatest possible degree of something; "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability"
extent - the distance or area or volume over which something extends; "the vast extent of the desert"; "an orchard of considerable extent"
knife-edge - a narrow boundary; "he lived on a knife-edge between genius and insanity"
absoluteness, starkness, utterness - the quality of being complete or utter or extreme; "the starkness of his contrast between justice and fairness was open to many objections"
heat barrier, thermal barrier - a limit to high speed flight imposed by aerodynamic heating
level best, utmost, uttermost, maximum - the greatest possible degree; "he tried his utmost"
verge, brink - the limit beyond which something happens or changes; "on the verge of tears"; "on the brink of bankruptcy"
2.limit - final or latest limiting point
end, ending - the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period"
3.limit - as far as something can go
extremity - the outermost or farthest region or point
maximum - the point on a curve where the tangent changes from positive on the left to negative on the right
minimum - the point on a curve where the tangent changes from negative on the left to positive on the right
reach, range - the limits within which something can be effective; "range of motion"; "he was beyond the reach of their fire"
4.limit - the boundary of a specific arealimit - the boundary of a specific area  
edge - the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something; "the edge of the leaf is wavy"; "she sat on the edge of the bed"; "the water's edge"
boundary, bounds, bound - the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
city limit, city limits - the limits of the area occupied by a city or town
upper limit - the limit on the upper (or northernmost) side of something
lower limit - the limit on the lower (or southernmost) side of something
three-mile limit - the limit of a nation's territorial waters
5.limit - the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity
indefinite quantity - an estimated quantity
6.limit - 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"
indefinite quantity - an estimated quantity
peak, extremum - the most extreme possible amount or value; "voltage peak"
cutoff - a designated limit beyond which something cannot function or must be terminated
Verb1.limit - place limits on (extent or access)limit - place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
tighten, reduce - narrow or limit; "reduce the influx of foreigners"
tie - limit or restrict to; "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports"
gate - restrict (school boys') movement to the dormitory or campus as a means of punishment
draw a line, draw the line - reasonably object (to) or set a limit (on); "I draw the line when it comes to lending money to friends!"
mark off, mark out - set boundaries to and delimit; "mark out the territory"
harness, rein, rule - keep in check; "rule one's temper"
baffle, regulate - check the emission of (sound)
hamper, cramp, halter, strangle - prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"
tighten up, constrain, stiffen, tighten - restrict; "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"
clamp down, crack down - repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable); "The police clamped down on illegal drugs"
inhibit - limit the range or extent of; "Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs"
curb, hold in, control, moderate, contain, check, hold - lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
2.limit - restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
hold down - restrain; "please hold down the noise so that the neighbors can sleep"
keep down, number - place a limit on the number of
cap - restrict the number or amount of; "We had to cap the number of people we can accept into our club"
curtail, restrict, curb, cut back - place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
minify, decrease, lessen - make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
delimitate, demarcate, delimit - set, mark, or draw the boundaries of something
content - satisfy in a limited way; "He contented himself with one glass of beer per day"
ration - restrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity, as during war; "Bread was rationed during the siege of the city"
3.limit - decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
quantify - use as a quantifier
choose, pick out, select, take - pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
name - mention and identify by name; "name your accomplices!"
reset - set anew; "They re-set the date on the clock"
define - give a definition for the meaning of a word; "Define `sadness'"

limit

noun
1. end, bound, ultimate, deadline, utmost, breaking point, termination, extremity, greatest extent, the bitter end, end point, cutoff point, furthest bound Her love for him was being tested to its limits.
3. limitation, maximum, restriction, ceiling, restraint He outlined the limits of British power.
verb
1. restrict, control, check, fix, bound, confine, specify, curb, restrain, ration, hinder, circumscribe, hem in, demarcate, delimit, put a brake on, keep within limits, straiten He limited payments on the country's foreign debt.
the limit (Informal) the end, it (informal), enough, the last straw, the straw that broke the camel's back Really, Mark, you are the limit!

limit

noun
1. A demarcation point or boundary beyond which something does not extend or occur:
bound (often used in plural), confine (used in plural), end.
2. Either of the two points at the ends of a spectrum or range:
3. The boundary surrounding a certain area.Used in plural:
bound (used in plural), confine (used in plural), precinct (often used in plural).
5. The greatest amount or number allowed:
6. The ultimate point to which an action, thought, discussion, or policy is carried:
verb
1. To place a limit on:
2. To fix the limits of:
Translations
حَدحَدّقَيْد، نِهايَه، حَديُحدِّد
mezomezithranicelimit
grænsebegrænsebegrænsning
piirpiiramapiirang
rajaraja-arvorajoittaarajoitusyläraja
granicaograničenje
határ
takmarkatakmörk
限界
한계
neribotasribotos atsakomybės
ierobežojumsierobežotlimitētrobeža
hotar
medza
limitamejaomejitevomejiti
begränsagränsgränsvärde
ขีดจำกัด
sınırsınırlamasınırlamakhudutkısıtlama
giới hạn

limit

[ˈlɪmɪt]
A. N
1. (= cut-off point, furthest extent) → límite m
there is a limit to my patiencemi paciencia tiene un límite
there's a limit to what doctors can do in such caseslo que pueden hacer los médicos en estos casos es limitado
to be at the limit of one's enduranceya no poder más
to be at the limit of one's patiencehaber agotado la paciencia
behaviour beyond the limits of acceptabilitycomportamiento m que va más allá de los límites de lo aceptable
to know no limitsno tener límite(s)
these establishments are off limits to ordinary citizenslos ciudadanos de a pie tienen prohibido el acceso a estos establecimientos
that sort of question is off limitsese tipo de pregunta se sale de los límites
that is outside the limits of my experienceeso va más allá de los límites de mi experiencia
it is important that parents set limits for their childrenes importante que los padres les pongan límites a sus hijos
she tried my patience to the limitpuso mi paciencia a prueba
it is true within limitses verdad dentro de ciertos límites
see also city B
see also sky, stretch B7
2. (= permitted maximum) → límite m
there is no limit on or to the amount you can importno existe un límite con respecto a la cantidad que se puede importar
one glass of wine's my limitcon un vaso de vino me basta y me sobra
he was three times over the limit (Aut) → había ingerido tres veces más de la cantidad de alcohol permitida (para conducir)
see also age D
see also credit C
see also speed, spending B
see also time C
see also weight C
3. the limit: it's the limit! (= too much) → ¡es el colmo!, ¡es demasiado!
he's the limit!¡es el colmo!, ¡es el no va más!
4. (Math) → límite m
B. VT [+ numbers, power, freedom] → limitar; [+ spending] → restringir
try to limit your fat intakeprocura limitar el consumo de grasas
are you limited as to time?¿tienes el tiempo limitado?
he limited questions to 25 minuteslimitó las preguntas a 25 minutos
to limit o.s. to sthlimitarse a algo
he limited himself to a few remarksse limitó a hacer algunas observaciones
I limit myself to ten cigarettes a dayme permito sólo diez cigarrillos al día

limit

[ˈlɪmɪt]
n
(= maximum) → limite f
There is no limit to how much fruit you can eat → Il n'y a pas de limite à la quantité de fruits que l'on peut manger.
There was a limit on what we could buy → Il y avait une limite à ce qu'on pouvait acheter.
weight limit → limite de poids
within limits → dans les limites du possible
the sky's the limit → tout est possible time limit
[area, city] → limite f
the southern limits of the area → les limites sud de la zone
the city limits of Kinshasa → les limites de la ville de Kinshasa
to be off limits [place] → être interdit(e)
A one-mile area around the wreck is still off limits → Une zone d'un mile autour de l'épave est toujours interdite.
to be off limits to sb → être interdit(e) à qn
These establishments are off limits to ordinary citizens → L'accès à ces établissements est interdit aux citoyens ordinaires., Ces établissements sont interdits aux citoyens ordinaires.
(for alcohol) to be over the limit (British)être au-dessus de la limite
vtlimiter
to limit o.s. to sth → se limiter à qch

limit

n
Grenze f; (= limitation)Beschränkung f, → Begrenzung f; (= speed limit)Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung f; (Comm) → Limit nt; the city limitsdie Stadtgrenzen pl; a 40-mile limiteine Vierzigmeilengrenze; the 50 km/h limitdie Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung von 50 Stundenkilometern; is there any limit on the size?gibt es irgendwelche Größenbeschränkungen?, ist die Größe begrenzt or beschränkt?; to put a limit on something, to set a limit to or on somethingetw begrenzen, etw beschränken; that’s beyond my financial limitsdas übersteigt meine finanziellen Möglichkeiten; I am at the limit of my patiencemeine Geduld ist am Ende; we’re constantly working at the limits of our abilitiesunsere Arbeit bringt uns ständig an die Grenzen unserer Leistungsfähigkeit; there’s a limit!alles hat seine Grenzen!; there is a limit to what one person can doein Mensch kann nur so viel tun und nicht mehr; there’s a limit to the time you should spendSie sollten nicht allzu viel Zeit darauf verwenden; there is no limit to his stupidityseine Dummheit kennt keine Grenzen; there’s a limit to the amount of money we can spendunseren Ausgaben sind Grenzen gesetzt, wir können nicht unbegrenzt Geld ausgeben; there are limits!es gibt (schließlich) Grenzen!; it is true within limitses ist bis zu einem gewissen Grade richtig; I’ll tell you what I can, within limitsich sage Ihnen, was ich kann, innerhalb gewisser Grenzen; without limitsunbegrenzt, unbeschränkt; off limits to military personnelZutritt für Militär verboten, für Militär gesperrt; smoking is off limitsRauchen ist nicht erlaubt; to know no limitskeine Grenzen kennen; over the limitzu viel; (in time) → zu lange; you are or your baggage is over the limitIhr Gepäck hat Übergewicht; you shouldn’t drive, you’re over the limitdu solltest dich nicht ans Steuer setzen, du hast zu viel getrunken; he was three times over the limiter hatte dreimal so viel Promille wie gesetzlich erlaubt; he had more than the legal limit (of alcohol) in his blooder hatte mehr Promille als gesetzlich erlaubt; top C is my limithöher als bis zum hohen C komme ich nicht; I’ll offer £400, that’s my limitich biete £ 400, das ist mein Limit or höher kann ich nicht gehen; 50 pages per week is my limit50 Seiten pro Woche sind mein Limit
(inf) that’s (just) the limit!das ist die Höhe (inf)or das Letzte (inf); that child is the limit!dieses Kind ist eine Zumutung! (inf); he’s the limit!, isn’t he the limit?das ist ’ne Type! (inf)
vtbegrenzen, beschränken; freedom, spending, possibilitieseinschränken; imaginationhemmen; to limit somebody/something to somethingjdn/etw auf etw (acc)beschränken; to limit oneself to a few remarkssich auf einige (wenige) Bemerkungen beschränken; time is the limiting factorwir sind zeitlich gebunden; what are the limiting factors?wodurch sind uns (dat)Grenzen gesetzt?

limit

[ˈlɪmɪt]
1. nlimite m
weight/speed limit → limite di peso/di velocità
there's a limit to my patience → la mia pazienza ha un limite
within limits → entro certi limiti
there is a limit to what one can do → c'è un limite a quello che si può fare
he's the limit! (fam) → lui passa tutti i limiti!
well, that's the limit! (fam) → questo è il massimo or il colmo!
2. vtlimitare
to limit o.s. to a few remarks → limitarsi ad alcune osservazioni
I limit myself to 10 cigarettes a day → mi limito a (fumare) 10 sigarette al giorno

limit

(ˈlimit) noun
1. the farthest point or place; the boundary. There was no limit to his ambition.
2. a restriction. We must put a limit on our spending.
verb
to set a restriction on. We must limit the amount of time we spend on this work.
ˌlimiˈtation noun
1. an act of limiting.
2. a lack, eg of a particular facility, ability etc. We all have our limitations.
ˈlimited adjective
1. (negative unlimited) not very great, large etc; restricted. My experience is rather limited.
2. (with capital, abbreviated to Ltd. when written) a word used in the titles of certain companies. West. and R. Chambers Ltd.
ˈlimitless adjective

limit

حَدّ mez grænse Grenze όριο límite yläraja limite ograničenje limite 限界 한계 limiet grense granica limite предел gräns ขีดจำกัด sınır giới hạn 限度

lim·it

n. límite, frontera;
assimilation ______ de asimilación;
___ of perceptionumbral perceptivo;
saturation ______ de saturación.

limit

n límite m; above normal limits..por encima de los límites normales… below normal limits..por debajo de los límites normales…within normal limits..dentro de los límites normales; lower — of normal límite inferior normal; upper — of normal límite superior normal; Your sugar is over twice the upper limit of normal..Su azùcar está dos veces por encima del límite superior normal; vt limitar
References in classic literature ?
They had been permitted to sit up till after the ice-cream, which naturally marked the limit of human indulgence.
The fascination of a gracious day and the leafy solitude of the canyon led them to prolong their ride beyond the proposed limit, and it became necessary towards sunset for them to seek some shorter cut home.
The limit of this evil time had arrived only when, on the dawn of a winter's morning, Peter Quint was found, by a laborer going to early work, stone dead on the road from the village: a catastrophe explained-- superficially at least--by a visible wound to his head; such a wound as might have been produced--and as, on the final evidence, HAD been-- by a fatal slip, in the dark and after leaving the public house, on the steepish icy slope, a wrong path altogether, at the bottom of which he lay.
Nothing will content them but the extremest limit of the land; loitering under the shady lee of yonder warehouses will not suffice.
Ere now it has been related how Ahab was wont to pace his quarter-deck, taking regular turns at either limit, the binnacle and mainmast; but in the multiplicity of other things requiring narration it has not been added how that sometimes in these walks, when most plunged in his mood, he was wont to pause in turn at each spot, and stand there strangely eyeing the particular object before him.
There were those who worked in the chilling rooms, and whose special disease was rheumatism; the time limit that a man could work in the chilling rooms was said to be five years.
Here is this vast, savage, hovering mother of ours, Nature, lying all around, with such beauty, and such affection for her children, as the leopard; and yet we are so early weaned from her breast to society, to that culture which is exclusively an interaction of man on man--a sort of breeding in and in, which produces at most a merely English nobility, a civilization destined to have a speedy limit.
I think it must have marked the limit of real estate in this world.
He would bend every energy to the task, and he would score that triumph once more, cost what it might to his convenience, limit as it might his frivolous and liberty-loving life.
Then he betook him- self to his seat, rested his elbows on his desk and his jaws in his hands, and stared at the wall with the stony stare of suffering that has reached the limit and can no further go.
There's no limit to the money he's making, they say; and he always brings presents for all the neighbors.
And, ma'am," he continued, "the laundress tells me some of the girls have two clean tuckers in the week: it is too much; the rules limit them to one.