Synonyms of limit


1. limit, bound, boundary, extent

usage: the greatest possible degree of something; "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability"

2. terminus ad quem, terminal point, limit, end, ending

usage: final or latest limiting point

3. limit, extremity

usage: as far as something can go

4. limit, demarcation, demarcation line, boundary, bound, bounds

usage: the boundary of a specific area

5. limit, limit point, point of accumulation, indefinite quantity

usage: the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity

6. limit, limitation, indefinite quantity

usage: 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"


1. restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle, control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate

usage: place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

2. limit, circumscribe, confine, decrease, lessen, minify

usage: restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"

3. specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit, choose, take, select, pick out

usage: decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"

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