Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
  Show Word Combinations
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
limit

lim·it

limit

 
 
pronunciation:
lI miht
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Builder
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the line or point at which something ends.
The limit of our yard is that line of trees.The answer to that question is beyond the limit of my knowledge.
synonyms:
bound, boundary, limitation, line
similar words:
border, cap, ceiling, circuit, circumference, confine, end, extent, frontier, lid, margin, measure, mete, perimeter, periphery, terminal, verge
definition 2: (pl.) the formal boundary of a particular area.
The city police patrol only within the city limits.
synonyms:
bound, confines
similar words:
extent, precinct, premises, quarter, territory
definition 3: something that restrains.
Can't you put a limit on his behavior?
synonyms:
bar, bridle, curb, rein, restraint, restriction
similar words:
cap, ceiling, girdle, lid, limitation, quota, trammel
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: limited, limiting, limits
definition: to put boundaries on or around; confine or restrict.
synonyms:
bound, circumscribe, confine, curb, delimit, demarcate, restrain, restrict
antonyms:
broaden
similar words:
constrain, control, define, determine, enclose, encompass, fence, girdle, hamper, inhibit, muzzle, narrow, pen, pinch, qualify, trammel
derivations: limitable (adj.), limiter (n.)
Word Builder: limit +
  • limited:
    having limits; not wide or broad.
  • unlimited:
    having no limits.