## Origin of limit

1325–75; Middle English
lymyt < Latin
līmit- (stem of
līmes) boundary, path between fields

## OTHER WORDS FROM limit

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## British Dictionary definitions for limit

limit

/ (ˈlɪmɪt) /

### noun

### verb -its, -iting or -ited (tr)

to restrict or confine, as to area, extent, time, etc

law
to agree, fix, or assign specifically

## Derived forms of limit

## Word Origin for limit

C14: from Latin
līmes boundary

## Medical definitions for limit

limit

[ lĭm′ĭt ]

### n.

The point, edge, or line beyond which something cannot or may not proceed.

A confining or restricting object, agent, or influence.

The greatest or least amount, number, or extent allowed or possible.

### v.

To confine or restrict within a boundary or bounds.

To fix definitely; to specify.

## Other words from limit

lim′it•a•ble adj.## Scientific definitions for limit

limit

[ lĭm′ĭt ]

A number or point for which, from a given set of numbers or points, one can choose an arbitrarily close number or point. For example, for the set of all real numbers greater than zero and less than one, the numbers one and zero are limit points, since one can pick a number from the set arbitrarily close to one or zero (even though one and zero are not themselves in the set). Limits form the basis for calculus, where a number L is defined to be the limit approached by a function f(x) as x approaches a if, for every positive number ε, there exists a number δ such that |;f(x)-L|; < ε if 0 < |;x-a|; < δ.

## Idioms and Phrases with limit

limit

see go whole hog (the limit); sky's the limit; the limit.