HyperDic: limit

English > 9 senses of the word limit:
NOUNattributelimit, bound, boundarythe greatest possible degree of something
timelimit, terminus ad quem, terminal pointfinal / final or latest limiting point
locationlimitas far as something can go
locationlimit, demarcation, demarcation linethe boundary of a specific area
quantitylimit, limit point, point of accumulationthe mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity
quantitylimit, limitationthe greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed
VERBchangelimit, restrict, trammel, bound, confine, throttleplace limits on (extent or access)
changelimit, circumscribe, confine torestrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
communicationlimit, specify, set, determine, define, fixdecide upon or fix definitely
limit > pronunciation
Soundslih'maht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > limit: 9 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe greatest possible degree of something.
Example "to the limit of his ability"
Synonymsbound, boundary
Narrowerknife-edgeA narrow boundary
starkness, absoluteness, utternessThe quality of being complete or utter or extreme / extreme
thermal barrier, heat barrierA limit to high speed flight imposed by aerodynamic heating
utmost, uttermost, maximum, level bestThe greatest possible degree
verge, brinkThe limit beyond which something happens / happens or changes
BroaderextentThe distance or area or volume over which something extends
Spanishfrontera, límite, raya
Catalanfrontera, límit, ratlla
Verbslimitrestrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
limitplace limits on (extent or access)
limitdecide upon or fix definitely
English > limit: 9 senses > noun 2, time
Meaningfinal / final or latest limiting point.
Synonymsterminus ad quem, terminal point
Broaderend, endingThe point in time at which something ends
Spanishlímite, punto final, terminus ad quem, umbral
Catalanlímit, llindar, punt final, terminus ad quem
Adjectivesself-limitedrelating to a disease that tends to run a definite course without treatment
Verbslimitdecide upon or fix definitely
English > limit: 9 senses > noun 3, location
MeaningAs far as something can go.
NarrowermaximumThe point on a curve where the tangent changes from positive on the left to negative on the right
minimumThe point on a curve where the tangent changes from negative on the left to positive on the right
range, reachThe limits within which something can be effective / effective
BroaderextremityThe outermost or farthest region or point
Spanishlímite
Catalanlímit
English > limit: 9 senses > noun 4, location
MeaningThe boundary of a specific area.
Synonymsdemarcation, demarcation line
Narrowercity limit, city limitsThe limits of the area occupied by a city or town
edgeThe outside limit of an object or area or surface
lower limitThe limit on the lower (or southernmost) side of something
three-mile limitThe limit of a nation's territorial waters
upper limitThe limit on the upper (or northernmost) side of something
Broaderboundary, bound, boundsThe line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
Spanishdemarcación, línea de demarcación
Catalandemarcació, línia de demarcació
English > limit: 9 senses > noun 5, quantity
MeaningThe mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity.
Synonymslimit point, point of accumulation
Broaderindefinite quantityAn estimated quantity
Spanishlímite
Catalanlimit, límit, punt d'acumulació
English > limit: 9 senses > noun 6, quantity
MeaningThe greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed.
Examples
  • "there are limits on the amount you can bet"
  • "it is growing rapidly with no limitation in sight"
Synonymlimitation
NarrowercutoffA designated limit beyond which something cannot function or must be terminated
extremum, peakThe most extreme / extreme possible amount or value
Broaderindefinite quantityAn estimated quantity
English > limit: 9 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningplace limits on (extent or access).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Example "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
Synonymsrestrict, trammel, bound, confine, throttle
Narrowerclamp down, crack downrepress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable)
demarcate, delimit, delimitateSet, mark, or draw the boundaries of something
draw the line, draw a lineReasonably object (to) or set a limit (on)
gaterestrict (school boys') movement to the dormitory / dormitory or campus as a means / means of punishment
hamper, halter, cramp, strangleprevent the progress or free movement of
mark off, mark outSet boundaries to and delimit
reduce, tightenNarrow or limit
restrain, encumber, cumberhold back
scant, skimpLimit in quality or quantity
stiffen, tighten, tighten up, constrainrestrict
tieLimit or restrict to
Spanishestrangular, limitar, restringir
Catalanestrangular, limitar, restringir
Nounslimitthe greatest possible degree of something
limitationan act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)
limitationthe quality of being limited or restricted
limitationa principle that limits the extent of something
limitation(law) a time period after which suits cannot be brought
limiter(electronics) a nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude
English > limit: 9 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningrestrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day".
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymscircumscribe, confine to
Narrowercaprestrict the number or amount of
hold downrestrain
number, keep downplace a limit on the number of
restrict, curtail, curb, cut backplace restrictions on
Broaderdecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
Spanishcircunscribir, limitar
Catalancircumscriure, limitar
Nounslimitthe greatest possible degree of something
limitationan act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)
limitationthe quality of being limited or restricted
limitationa principle that limits the extent of something
limitation(law) a time period after which suits cannot be brought
English > limit: 9 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningdecide upon or fix definitely.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsspecify, set, determine, define, fix
NarrowerdefineGive a definition for the meaning / meaning of a word
namemention and identify by name
quantifyUse as a quantifier
resetSet anew
Broaderchoose, take, select, pick outpick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
Spanishconcertar, determinar, especificar, fijar, precisar
Catalanconcertar, determinar, especificar, fixar
Nounslimitthe greatest possible degree of something
limitfinal / final or latest limiting point

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