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limit

 
Noun limit has 6 senses
  1. limit, bounds, boundary - the greatest possible degree of something; "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability"
    --1 is a kind of extent
    --1 has particulars:
     knife-edge; thermal barrier, heat barrier; utmost, uttermost, maximum, level best; verge, brink
    Derived forms: verb limit3, verb limit2, verb limit1
  2. terminus ad quem, terminal point, limit - final or latest limiting point
    --2 is a kind of end, ending
    Derived form: verb limit3
  3. limit, demarcation, demarcation line - the boundary of a specific area
    --3 is a kind of boundary, bound, bounds
    --3 has particulars:
     city limit, city limits; upper limit; lower limit; three-mile limit
  4. limit - as far as something can go
    --4 is a kind of
    extremity
    --4 has particulars: maximum; minimum; range, reach
  5. limit, limit point, point of accumulation - the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity
    --5 is a kind of indefinite quantity
    --5 has particulars: range
  6. limit, limitation - 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"
    --6 is a kind of indefinite quantity
    --6 has particulars: extremum, peak; cutoff
Verb limit has 3 senses
  1. restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle - place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
    --1 is one way to control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate
    Derived forms: noun limiter1, noun limit1, noun limitation4, noun limitation1, noun limitation2, noun limitation5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. limit, circumscribe, confine - restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
    --2 is one way to decrease, lessen, minify
    Derived forms: noun limit1, noun limitation4, noun limitation1, noun limitation2, noun limitation5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. specify, set, determine, fix, limit - decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
    --3 is one way to choose, take, select, pick out
    Derived forms: noun limit2, noun limit1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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