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Synonyms for limit
ˈlɪm ɪtlim·it

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. limit

    The boundary was originally the landmark, that which marked off one piece of territory from another. The bound is the limit, marked or unmarked. Now, however, the difference between the two words has come to be simply one of usage. As regards territory, we speak of the boundaries of a nation or of an estate; the bounds of a college, a ball-ground, etc. Bounds may be used for all within the limits, boundary for the limiting line only. Boundary looks to that which is without; bound only to that which is within. Hence we speak of the bounds, not the boundaries, of a subject, of the universe, etc.; we say the students were forbidden to go beyond the bounds. A barrier is something that bars ingress or egress. A barrier may be a boundary, as was the Great Wall of China. Bourn, or bourne, is a poetical expression for bound or boundary. A border is a strip of land along the boundary. Edge is a sharp terminal line, as where river or ocean meets the land. Limit is now used almost wholly in the figurative sense; as, the limit of discussion, of time, of jurisdiction. Line is a military term; as, within the lines, or through the lines, of an army. Compare BARRIER; END.

    Synonyms:
    barrier, border, bound, boundary, bourn, bourne, confines, edge, enclosure, frontier, landmark, line, marches, marge, margin, term, termination, verge

    Antonyms:
    center, citadel, estate, inside, interior, land, region, territory

    Preposition:
    The boundaries of an estate; the boundary between neighboring territories.

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. limit, bound, boundarynoun

    the greatest possible degree of something

    "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability"

    Synonyms:
    terminus ad quem, terminal point, edge, point of accumulation, demarcation, bound, spring, leap, limit point, demarcation line, saltation, bounce, bounds, boundary, leaping, limitation

  2. terminus ad quem, terminal point, limitnoun

    final or latest limiting point

    Synonyms:
    bound, limitation, point of accumulation, limit point, demarcation, terminus ad quem, demarcation line, boundary, terminal point

  3. limitnoun

    as far as something can go

    Synonyms:
    limitation, demarcation line, limit point, demarcation, terminus ad quem, bound, terminal point, boundary, point of accumulation

  4. limit, demarcation, demarcation linenoun

    the boundary of a specific area

    Synonyms:
    line, limitation, demarcation line, limit point, contrast, demarcation, terminus ad quem, bound, terminal point, dividing line, boundary, point of accumulation

  5. limit, limit point, point of accumulationnoun

    the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity

    Synonyms:
    limitation, demarcation line, limit point, demarcation, terminus ad quem, bound, terminal point, boundary, point of accumulation

  6. limit, limitationverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    limitation, demarcation line, limit point, demarcation, terminus ad quem, bound, restriction, terminal point, boundary, point of accumulation

  7. restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttleverb

    place limits on (extent or access)

    "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

    Synonyms:
    spring, strangle, snare, intimidate, rebound, qualify, ricochet, choke, throttle, circumscribe, hold back, fix, trammel, entrap, take a hop, hold in, determine, encumber, define, specify, border, strangulate, keep, reverberate, recoil, cumber, curb, constrain, hold, ensnare, confine, bounce, leap, restrain, restrict, jump, bound, curtail, detain, trap, resile, keep back, cut back, set, enclose

  8. limit, circumscribe, confineverb

    restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"

    Synonyms:
    restrict, detain, hold in, trammel, circumscribe, set, restrain, confine, bound, throttle, hold, determine, define, specify, enclose, fix

  9. specify, set, determine, define, fix, limitverb

    decide upon or fix definitely

    "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"

    Synonyms:
    specialise, particularise, localize, restore, make, gear up, fructify, doctor, sterilise, coiffure, cook, mend, delimitate, delimit, mold, peg down, put, fixate, regulate, do, unsex, posit, condition, place, learn, fix, countersink, arrange, make up one's mind, desexualise, set up, define, desexualize, pay back, lay, plant, coif, dress, ready, trammel, localise, ascertain, mark, circumscribe, go under, square up, check, specify, correct, secure, nail down, repair, delineate, particularize, set, position, decide, touch on, find out, see, sic, square off, jell, restrict, prepare, destine, situate, coiffe, find, throttle, deposit, furbish up, get, pose, pin down, influence, typeset, rig, sterilize, qualify, bound, determine, narrow, set apart, desex, narrow down, watch, go down, congeal, intend, assign, confine, fasten, pay off, bushel, stipulate, restrain, shape, settle, lay out, specialize, adjust, designate

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. limitnoun

    Synonyms:
    bound, frontier, boundary, confine, bourn, termination, precinct, marches

  2. limitnoun

    Synonyms:
    restriction, restraint, obstruction, check, hinderance

  3. limitverb

    Synonyms:
    bound, circumscribe, define, set bounds to, fix the limits of

  4. limitverb

    Synonyms:
    restrain, restrict

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. limitnoun

    Synonyms:
    bound, boundary, confine, extent, restriction, check, restraint, limitation

  2. limitverb

    Synonyms:
    restrict, circumscribe, define, confine

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How to use limit in a sentence?

  1. Lori Lightfoot:

    The unvaccinated are affecting the health, well-being, and livelihoods of all the rest of us, to control the spread, we have to limit the risk.

  2. Jared Polis:

    In Colorado, we have a magazine limit – 15 bullets, no more than 15 bullets in a magazine. So effectively, it reduces the ability of high-powered weapons to do harm. So look, I think all these things, including the red flag law, and expanding its use should really be looked at, but again, it's not just about gun policy. Yes, that should be on the table to discuss in a thoughtful, rational way. But we also need to talk about mental health. We need to talk about the divisive rhetoric that even some people who aspire to positions of leadership in our country unfortunately use almost every day.

  3. Masatsugu Nagato:

    If there are opportunities for acquisitions, we will do and we don't limit them to the logistics business.

  4. Cicero:

    The evil implanted in man by nature spreads so imperceptibly, when the habit of wrong-doing is unchecked, that he himself can set no limit to his shamelessness.

  5. Krisjanis Krustins:

    The government has not stated any intention to inject fresh funding into the PIF and we think it will try to limit its on-budget exposure, conscious of still-high fiscal deficits and wanting to try to preserve its balance sheet strengths.


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