English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
The boundaries of an estate; the boundary between neighboring territories.
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"
terminus ad quem, terminal point, limitnoun
final or latest limiting point
as far as something can go
limit, demarcation, demarcation linenoun
the boundary of a specific area
limit, limit point, point of accumulationnoun
the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity
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"
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"
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
limit, circumscribe, confineverb
restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
specify, set, determine, define, fix, limitverb
decide upon or fix definitely
"fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
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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List of paraphrases for "limit":
restrict, limits, ceiling, limiting, limitation, boundary, confine, threshold, limited, restriction, restricts, restricting, constrain, limitations, reduce, limite, curtail, maximum, curb, borderline, boundaries, cut-off, cap, border, restrictions, restrain, limiter, mitigate, deadline, seam, edge, minimize, line
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How to use limit in a sentence?
While this was a very difficult decision for the organization, it was a necessary one to proactively ensure the long-term success of one of Chicago's most treasured and important civic institutions and the communities it serves, this decision will also help preserve the future of the many on-site businesses, which continue to face hardships of their own as a result of the pandemic. The temporary closure will allow Navy Pier and Navy Pier partners to reduce Navy Pier operational expenses and support efforts to limit COVID-19 cases as we move into the fall and winter seasons.
That means that coastal flooding will still increase, but less severely if we manage to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Normally any ISM reading approaching 60 or above would be seen as strong, but details play to the idea that there is a speed limit to the recovery amid shortage of inputs and labour, alongside still elevated costs.
I have something that I believe I need to say. And I believe that that message will succeed or fail based on its values. But my question about how much do I care about this ? I don't think there's a limit to how much I care about this.
We will continue to redouble our efforts with our allies and partners in the region to try to limit Iran's ability to continue to develop their missile program.
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- نهاية, حدArabic
- ограничение, граница, предел, ограничавамBulgarian
- límitCatalan, Valencian
- omezit, limita, mez, limitCzech
- begrenzen, Grenze, befristen, Begrenzer, Grenzwert, beschränken, LimesGerman
- limigi, limeso, limitoEsperanto
- límite, limitarSpanish
- piirama, piirang, piirEstonian
- rajoitus, raja-arvo, rajoittaa, rajaFinnish
- limite, limiterFrench
- iomallScottish Gaelic
- הגביל, תחםHebrew
- 限度, 限界Japanese
- had, batasMalay
- beperken, limiet, grensDutch
- limit, granicaPolish
- limitar, restringir, limitePortuguese
- limită, graniță, restrânge, valoare extremă, margine, valoare limităRomanian
- ограничивать, предел, ограничитьRussian
- omejitev, limita, omejitiSlovene
- cak, kufiAlbanian
- gräns, begränsning, begränsa, limes, gränsvärdeSwedish
- tahdit etmek, kısıtlayıcı, sınırlayıcı, sınırlamakTurkish
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