Meaning of LIMIT in English

■ noun

1》 a point beyond which something does not or may not pass or extend.

↘a terminal point or boundary.

↘the furthest extent of one's endurance.

2》 a restriction on the size or amount of something: an age ~.

3》 Mathematics a value which a sequence, function, or sum can be made to approach progressively.

■ verb ( ~s , ~ing , ~ed ) set or serve as a ~ to.


be the ~ informal be intolerable.

off ~s out of bounds.

within ~s up to a point; moderately.


~ary adjective ( rare ).

~ative adjective

~er noun


ME: from L. limes , ~- 'boundary, frontier'; the verb is from L. ~are , from limes .

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