Synonyms for limitˈlɪm ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. limit, bound, boundary(noun)

    the greatest possible degree of something

    Synonyms:
    terminus ad quem, terminal point, edge, point of accumulation, demarcation, bound, spring, leap, limit point, demarcation line, saltation, bounce, bounds, boundary, leaping, limit, limitation

  2. terminus ad quem, terminal point, limit(noun)

    final or latest limiting point

    Synonyms:
    bound, limitation, point of accumulation, limit point, demarcation, terminus ad quem, limit, demarcation line, boundary, terminal point

  3. limit(noun)

    as far as something can go

    Synonyms:
    limitation, demarcation line, limit point, demarcation, terminus ad quem, bound, terminal point, boundary, point of accumulation

  4. limit, demarcation, demarcation line(noun)

    the boundary of a specific area

    Synonyms:
    line, limitation, demarcation line, limit point, contrast, demarcation, terminus ad quem, bound, limit, terminal point, dividing line, boundary, point of accumulation

  5. limit, limit point, point of accumulation(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    limitation, demarcation line, limit point, demarcation, terminus ad quem, bound, limit, terminal point, boundary, point of accumulation

  6. limit, limitation(verb)

    the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed

    Synonyms:
    limitation, demarcation line, limit point, demarcation, terminus ad quem, bound, restriction, terminal point, limit, boundary, point of accumulation

  7. restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle(verb)

    place limits on (extent or access)

    Synonyms:
    spring, strangle, snare, intimidate, rebound, qualify, ricochet, choke, throttle, circumscribe, hold back, fix, trammel, entrap, take a hop, hold in, determine, encumber, define, specify, border, strangulate, keep, reverberate, recoil, cumber, curb, constrain, hold, ensnare, confine, bounce, leap, restrain, restrict, jump, bound, curtail, detain, trap, resile, limit, keep back, cut back, set, enclose

  8. limit, circumscribe, confine(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    restrict, detain, hold in, trammel, circumscribe, set, restrain, confine, bound, throttle, hold, determine, define, specify, enclose, fix, limit

  9. specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit(verb)

    decide upon or fix definitely

    Synonyms:
    specialise, particularise, localize, restore, make, gear up, fructify, doctor, sterilise, coiffure, cook, mend, delimitate, delimit, mold, peg down, put, fixate, regulate, do, unsex, posit, condition, place, learn, fix, countersink, arrange, make up one's mind, desexualise, set up, define, desexualize, pay back, lay, plant, coif, dress, ready, trammel, localise, ascertain, mark, circumscribe, go under, square up, check, specify, correct, secure, nail down, repair, delineate, particularize, set, position, decide, touch on, find out, see, sic, square off, limit, jell, restrict, prepare, destine, situate, coiffe, find, throttle, deposit, furbish up, get, pose, pin down, influence, typeset, rig, sterilize, qualify, bound, determine, narrow, set apart, desex, narrow down, watch, go down, congeal, intend, assign, confine, fasten, pay off, bushel, stipulate, restrain, shape, settle, lay out, specialize, adjust, designate

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. limit

    The boundary was originally the landmark, that which marked off one piece of territory from another. The bound is the limit, marked or unmarked. Now, however, the difference between the two words has come to be simply one of usage. As regards territory, we speak of the boundaries of a nation or of an estate; the bounds of a college, a ball-ground, etc. Bounds may be used for all within the limits, boundary for the limiting line only. Boundary looks to that which is without; bound only to that which is within. Hence we speak of the bounds, not the boundaries, of a subject, of the universe, etc.; we say the students were forbidden to go beyond the bounds. A barrier is something that bars ingress or egress. A barrier may be a boundary, as was the Great Wall of China. Bourn, or bourne, is a poetical expression for bound or boundary. A border is a strip of land along the boundary. Edge is a sharp terminal line, as where river or ocean meets the land. Limit is now used almost wholly in the figurative sense; as, the limit of discussion, of time, of jurisdiction. Line is a military term; as, within the lines, or through the lines, of an army. Compare BARRIER; END.

    Synonyms:
    barrier, border, bound, boundary, bourn, bourne, confines, edge, enclosure, frontier, landmark, line, marches, marge, margin, term, termination, verge

    Antonyms:
    center, citadel, estate, inside, interior, land, region, territory

    Preposition:
    The boundaries of an estate; the boundary between neighboring territories.

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