n. 1 Sometimes, limits. extent, bound(s), end, limitation, check, curb, restriction, restraint Is there no limit to how far you will go to get your own way? 2 Often, limits border, edge, end, extent, boundary, bound(s), (boundary or border or partition) line, frontier, perimeter, periphery That row of poplars marks the limit of the property to the east 3 Often, limits. area, territory, confines, zone, region, quarter, district, precinct(s) Stay outside the three-mile limit We have jurisdiction only within city limits. 4 the limit. a the end, the last straw, the straw that broke the camel's back, all (that) one can take, enough, too much, Colloq it Your presumption is the absolute limit - you can't seriously expect me to lend you money b outrage, joke, surprise, Colloq caution Wasn't Nigel the limit in that hat!?
v. 5 check, curb, bridle, restrict, restrain, hold in check We must limit spending on arms The shackles limited my movements. 6 restrict, confine, delimit, narrow, focus, guide, channel Please limit your questions to the subject at hand 7 set, define, determine, fix The bank manager has limited my overdraft to half what it was