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  1. the greatest possible degree of something; "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the boundary of a specific area Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. as far as something can go Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. final or latest limiting point Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. That which terminates, circumscribes, restrains, or confines; the bound, border, or edge; the utmost extent; as, the limit of a walk, of a town, of a country; the limits of human knowledge or endeavor. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The space or thing defined by limits. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. That which terminates a period of time; hence, the period itself; the full time or extent. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A restriction; a check; a curb; a hindrance. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A determining feature; a distinguishing characteristic; a differentia. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A determinate quantity, to which a variable one continually approaches, and may differ from it by less than any given difference, but to which, under the law of variation, the variable can never become exactly equivalent. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To apply a limit to, or set a limit for; to terminate, circumscribe, or restrict, by a limit or limits; as, to limit the acreage of a crop; to limit the issue of paper money; to limit one's ambitions or aspirations; to limit the meaning of a word. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To beg, or to exercise functions, within a certain limited region; as, a limiting friar. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A border or boundary; utmost extent; that which confines, ends, or checks. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. To confine within bounds. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Boundary: utmost extent: restriction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. To confine within bounds: to restrain. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. Boundary; end; restriction. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. To confine within bounds; restrain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. To bound; confine; restrict. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. That which limits, or is limited, or has bounds; a check; district; period. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. To set bounds to; to confine within certain bounds; to restrain; to restrict. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. Utmost extent; bound or border; the thing which bounds; restraint; hindrance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. To set bounds to; to circumscribe; to restrain. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. 1. In General, this is a boundary of scope, be it authority, power, privilege, or right. Prescribed bounds. 2. In Banking, this is (1) The largest amount a bank will loan to a customer. Also known as a guidance line of credit. Banks keep its computation confidential and it may differ from bank to bank. (2) the value restriction by the country's central bank. It limits loans to a single borrower. It is identified as a percentage of the institution's capital. It is imposed on a bank or other lending institution. thelawdictionary.org
  30. lim'it, n. boundary: utmost extent: restriction: (Shak.) a limb, as the limit of the body.--v.t. to confine within bounds: to restrain: to fix within limits.--adjs. LIM'ITABLE, that may be limited, bounded, or restrained; LIMIT[=A]'RIAN, tending to limit.--n. one who limits.--adjs. LIM'ITARY, placed at the boundary as a guard, &c.: confined within limits; LIM'ITATE (bot.), bounded by a distinct line.--n. LIMIT[=A]'TION, the act of limiting, bounding, or restraining: the state of being limited, bounded, or restrained: restriction.--adjs. LIMIT[=A]'TIVE, LIM'ITED, within limits: narrow: restricted.--adv. LIM'ITEDLY.--ns. LIM'ITEDNESS; LIM'ITER, the person or thing that limits or confines: a friar who had a license to beg within certain bounds.--adj. LIM'ITLESS, having no limits: boundless: immense: infinite.--LIMITED LIABILITY (see LIABILITY); LIMITED MONARCHY, a monarchy in which the supreme power is shared with a body of nobles, a representative body, or both. [Fr.,--L. limes, limitis, a boundary.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  31. Bounding line, terminal point (superior, inferior, l., earliest& latest possible date, largest& smallest possible or permissible amount), bound that may not or cannot be passed, (without l., unlimited; l. man, receiving longest start allowed in handicap, opp. scratch). Hence limitless a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  32. Confine within ll., set (usu. immaterial) bounds to, restrict to; serve as l. to; (p.p.) scanty; limited company, see liability; limited mail, taking only limited number of passengers; limited monarchy &c., subject to constitutional restrictions (opp. absolute). So limitative a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  33. is the l. (slang), is the last straw, borders on the intolerable. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  34. (Math.) A fixed magnitude to which a variable magnitude can be made to approach so that their difference shall be less than any assigned magnitude, but to which it can never be made exactly equal; e.g. by diminishing the base of an isosceles triangle, either angle at the base continually approaches equality with a right angle, and the difference between it and a right angle can be made less than any assigned angle, but it never actually equals a right angle. A right angle is therefore the limit of this angle. If the limit is greater than each of the variable magnitudes, it is a Superior L.; if less, an Inferior L. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  35. n. [Latin] That which terminates, circumscribes or confines; bound, border, or edge; utmost extent; boundary. Cabinet Dictionary

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