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1. limit

noun. ['ˈlɪmət'] the greatest possible degree of something.

Synonyms

  • bound
  • absoluteness
  • utmost
  • maximum
  • verge
  • extent
  • brink
  • starkness
  • utterness
  • level best
  • boundary
  • thermal barrier
  • uttermost
  • heat barrier

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • unfasten
  • inactivity
  • powerlessness

Etymology

  • limiten (Latin)
  • limiter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Limit

  • aamodt
  • animate
  • approximate
  • bamut
  • climate
  • comet
  • consummate
  • delashmutt
  • dermot
  • dermott
  • emmott
  • estimate
  • gamut
  • helmet
  • helmut
  • hermit
  • howmet
  • inanimate
  • intimate
  • intimate

Sentences with limit


1. Noun, singular or mass
Aim for between 75 and 270 grams if that upper limit feels like too much.

2. Verb, base form
Professional chess organizations often use game clocks to limit the time taken between each move.

3. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
Variants known as speed chess limit the time between moves to a few minutes or less.

4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
However, limit each portion of the training to one objective.

Quotes about limit


1. The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.
- Rumi

2. It is after all the greatest art to limit and isolate oneself.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

3. When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one's imagination.
- Ellen Key

2. limit

verb. ['ˈlɪmət'] place limits on (extent or access).

Synonyms

  • clamp down
  • cramp
  • control
  • cumber
  • hamper
  • restrain
  • moderate
  • gate
  • tie
  • baffle
  • contain
  • mark off
  • draw the line
  • tighten
  • hold
  • throttle
  • restrict
  • bound
  • hold in
  • strangle
  • check
  • trammel
  • confine
  • halter
  • reduce
  • crack down
  • regulate
  • harness
  • mark out
  • constrain
  • tighten up
  • draw a line
  • stiffen
  • encumber
  • inhibit
  • rein
  • rule

Antonyms

  • attack
  • stay
  • unscrew
  • deny

Etymology

  • limiten (Latin)
  • limiter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. limit

verb. ['ˈlɪmət'] restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day".

Synonyms

  • lessen
  • delimit
  • keep down
  • cut back
  • circumscribe
  • demarcate
  • curtail
  • restrict
  • decrease
  • confine
  • ration
  • minify
  • content
  • delimitate
  • number
  • hold down
  • cap

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • lose
  • discontinue
  • let go of

Etymology

  • limiten (Latin)
  • limiter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. limit

noun. ['ˈlɪmət'] final or latest limiting point.

Synonyms

  • ending
  • end
  • terminal point

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • disconnect
  • disjoin
  • detach

Etymology

  • limiten (Latin)
  • limiter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. limit

noun. ['ˈlɪmət'] the boundary of a specific area.

Synonyms

  • lower limit
  • bound
  • edge
  • city limit
  • three-mile limit
  • bounds
  • demarcation
  • boundary
  • demarcation line
  • upper limit

Antonyms

  • indiscipline
  • intemperance
  • unskillfulness
  • unbridle

Etymology

  • limiten (Latin)
  • limiter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. limit

noun. ['ˈlɪmət'] as far as something can go.

Synonyms

  • maximum
  • minimum
  • extremity
  • range

Antonyms

  • maximum
  • advantage
  • enable
  • encourage

Etymology

  • limiten (Latin)
  • limiter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. limit

verb. ['ˈlɪmət'] decide upon or fix definitely.

Synonyms

  • pick out
  • fix
  • specify
  • determine
  • define
  • name
  • select
  • quantify
  • reset
  • take
  • choose

Antonyms

  • surrender
  • start
  • let
  • uncover

Etymology

  • limiten (Latin)
  • limiter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. limit

noun. ['ˈlɪmət'] the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity.

Synonyms

  • limit point
  • indefinite quantity

Antonyms

  • unstrap
  • unlash
  • untie

Etymology

  • limiten (Latin)
  • limiter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. limit

noun. ['ˈlɪmət'] the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed.

Synonyms

  • extremum
  • indefinite quantity
  • cutoff
  • limitation

Antonyms

  • intemperate
  • immoderate
  • intense
  • juvenile

Etymology

  • limiten (Latin)
  • limiter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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