1. [ noun ] the greatest possible degree of something
Synonyms: bounds boundary

: "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior" "to the limit of his ability"

Related terms: extent verge utmost knife-edge thermal_barrier specify
2. [ verb ] place limits on (extent or access)
Synonyms: confine restrict restrain bound throttle trammel

"restrict the use of this parking lot" "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

Related terms: control tie hamper mark_off inhibit restrain stiffen reduce draw_the_line clamp_down clamp_down rule gate baffle restriction boundary shackle limitation limitation controller restriction
3. [ verb ] place under restrictions; limit access to
Synonyms: restrict

"This substance is controlled"

Related terms: derestrict control content taboo scant ration localize classify limitation
4. [ verb ] restrict or confine, as to area, extent, time, etc.
Synonyms: confine circumscribe
Related terms: decrease restrict content number hold_down cap demarcate ration restriction limitation limitation circumscription
5. [ noun ] final or latest limiting point
Synonyms: terminal_point terminus_ad_quem
Related terms: end specify
6. [ noun ] as far as something can go
Related terms: extremity range minimum maximum
7. [ noun ] the boundary of a specific area
Synonyms: demarcation demarcation_line
Related terms: boundary upper_limit lower_limit three-mile_limit city_limit demarcate
8. [ verb ] decide upon or fix definitely
Synonyms: set determine fix specify

"fix the variables" "specify the parameters"

Related terms: choose define name reset quantify terminus_ad_quem determinant bent
9. [ noun ] the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed
Synonyms: limitation

"there are limits on the amount you can bet" "it is growing rapidly with no limitation in sight"

Related terms: indefinite_quantity extremum cutoff
10. [ noun ] (mathematics) a mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity
Synonyms: limit_point point_of_accumulation
Related terms: point indefinite_quantity range
Similar spelling:   lint