Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun limit

6 senses of limit

Sense 1
limit, bound, boundary -- (the greatest possible degree of something; "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability")
       => extent -- (the distance or area or volume over which something extends; "the vast extent of the desert"; "an orchard of considerable extent")

Sense 2
terminus ad quem, terminal point, limit -- (final or latest limiting point)
       => end, ending -- (the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period")

Sense 3
limit -- (as far as something can go)
       => extremity -- (the outermost or farthest region or point)

Sense 4
limit, demarcation, demarcation line -- (the boundary of a specific area)
       => boundary, bound, bounds -- (the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something)

Sense 5
limit, limit point, point of accumulation -- (the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity)
       => indefinite quantity -- (an estimated quantity)

Sense 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")
       => indefinite quantity -- (an estimated quantity)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb limit

3 senses of limit

Sense 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")
       => control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate -- (lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger")

Sense 2
limit, circumscribe, confine -- (restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day")
       => decrease, lessen, minify -- (make smaller; "He decreased his staff")

Sense 3
specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit -- (decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters")
       => choose, take, select, pick out -- (pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her")

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