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limit

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1 a real or imaginary point beyond which a person or thing cannot go

  • there was no limit to the number of challenges they faced
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2 the most extreme or advanced point

  • those bratty kids have pushed my patience to the limit
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limit

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1 to set bounds or an upper limit for

  • limit the note to a few words
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2 to mark the limits of

  • adjectives limit the meanings of nouns
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Synonym Discussion of limit

limit, restrict, circumscribe, confine mean to set bounds for. limit implies setting a point or line (as in time, space, speed, or degree) beyond which something cannot or is not permitted to go.
    • visits are limited to 30 minutes
restrict suggests a narrowing or tightening or restraining within or as if within an encircling boundary.
    • laws intended to restrict the freedom of the press
circumscribe stresses a restriction on all sides and by clearly defined boundaries.
    • the work of the investigating committee was carefully circumscribed
confine suggests severe restraint and a resulting cramping, fettering, or hampering.
    • our choices were confined by finances

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