(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (poker) Being a fixed limit game.


1. the greatest possible degree of something

- to the limit of his ability

Similar word(s): bound, boundary

Definition categories: attribute, extent

2. final or latest limiting point

Definition categories: time, end, ending

3. as far as something can go

Definition categories: location, extremity

4. the boundary of a specific area

Similar word(s): demarcation

Definition categories: location, bound, boundary, bounds

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

Definition categories: quantity

6. 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

Similar word(s): limitation

Definition categories: quantity

Sentences with limit as a noun:

- There are several existing limits to executive power.

- Two drinks is my limit tonight.

- The sequence of reciprocals has zero as its limit.

- Category theory defines a very general concept of limit.

- the limit of a walk, of a town, or of a country


1. place limits on (extent or amount or access)

- limit the time you can spend with your friends

Similar word(s): bound, confine, restrict, throttle, trammel

Definition categories: change

2. restrict or confine within limits

- I limit you to two visits to the pub a day

Similar word(s): circumscribe

Definition categories: change, decrease, lessen, minify

3. decide upon or fix definitely

Similar word(s): define, determine, fix, set, specify

Definition categories: communication, choose, select, take

Sentences with limit as a verb:

- We need to limit the power of the executive.

- I'm limiting myself to two drinks tonight.

- The sequence limits on the point a.

- a limiting friar