Definition of limit :
1. 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.
2. A determining feature; a distinguishing characteristic; a differentia.
3. A restriction; a check; a curb; a hindrance.
4. That which terminates a period of time; hence, the period itself; the full time or extent.
5. 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.
6. The space or thing defined by limits.
7. 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.
8. To beg, or to exercise functions, within a certain limited region; as, a limiting friar.
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limit (part of speech: verb)
edge (part of speech: verb)
outline (part of speech: noun)
qualify (part of speech: verb)
summit (part of speech: noun)
- A young man, whose income, at the extreme limit, is two hundred pounds a year. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- There is no limit to the number of times a player may be called. - "Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium", Jessie H. Bancroft.
- You- you bet your life there's some things that are just the limit. - "Gaslight Sonatas", Fannie Hurst.