Definition of "limit" []

  • The point, edge, or line beyond which something cannot or may not proceed. (noun)
  • The boundary surrounding a specific area; bounds: within the city limits. (noun)
  • A confining or restricting object, agent, or influence. (noun)
  • The greatest or least amount, number, or extent allowed or possible: a withdrawal limit of $200; no minimum age limit. (noun)
  • Games The largest amount which may be bet at one time in games of chance. (noun)
  • The ultimate extent, degree, or amount of something (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The boundary or edge of a specific area (noun)
  • The area of premises within specific boundaries (noun)
  • The largest quantity or amount allowed (noun)
  • A value to which a function f(x) approaches as closely as desired as the independent variable approaches a specified value (x = a) or approaches infinity (noun)
  • A value to which a sequence an approaches arbitrarily close as n approaches infinity (noun)
  • The limit of a sequence of partial sums of a convergent infinite series (noun)
  • One of the two specified values between which a definite integral is evaluated (noun)
  • To restrict or confine, as to area, extent, time, etc (verb)
  • To agree, fix, or assign specifically (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "limit" in a sentence
  • "If men's wages fall below a certain limit, they become tramps, thieves, and robbers; but woman's wages _have no limit_, since she can always work for less than she can subsist upon, the _paths of shame being open to her_."
  • "A $limit of "- 1″," 0″, or NULL means "no limit" and, as is standard across PHP, you can use NULL to skip to the $flags parameter. flags: Can be a combination of the flags defined below (combined with the bitwise "|" operator)."
  • "$pattern. pattern: The pattern to search for, as a string. limit: If specified, then only substrings up to $limit are returned with the rest of the string being placed in the last substring."