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limit

lim·it

limit

 
pronunciation:
lI miht
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the point at which something ends; a boundary or border.
The limit of our yard is that line of trees.
synonyms:
bound, boundary, line
similar words:
border, ceiling, circuit, circumference, confine, extent, frontier, measure, perimeter, verge
definition 2: something that holds back or restrains.
Can't you put a limit on your rude behavior?
synonyms:
bar, curb, rein, restriction
similar words:
ceiling
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: limited, limiting, limits
definition: to put boundaries on or around; restrict.
We limited our game to two hours.
synonyms:
bound, confine, curb, restrict
antonyms:
broaden
similar words:
control, define, enclose, encompass, fence, hamper, muzzle, pen, qualify
derivations: limitable (adj.), limiter (n.)
Word Builder: limit +
  • limited:
    having limits; not wide or broad.
  • unlimited:
    having no limits.