[lim-i-tid] /ˈlɪm ɪ tɪd/
confined within limits; restricted or circumscribed:
a limited space; limited resources.
Government. restricted with reference to governing powers by limitations prescribed in laws and in a constitution, as in limited monarchy; limited government.
characterized by an inability to think imaginatively or independently; lacking originality or scope; narrow:
a rather limited intelligence.
(of railroad trains, buses, etc.) making only a limited number of stops en route.
a limited train, bus, etc.
[lim-it] /ˈlɪm ɪt/
the final, utmost, or furthest boundary or point as to extent, amount, continuance, procedure, etc.:
the limit of his experience; the limit of vision.
a boundary or bound, as of a country, area, or district.
limits, the premises or region enclosed within boundaries:
We found them on school limits after hours.
Games. the maximum sum by which a bet may be raised at any one time.
the limit, Informal. something or someone that exasperates, delights, etc., to an extreme degree:
You have made errors before, but this is the limit.
verb (used with object)
to restrict by or as if by establishing limits (usually followed by to):
Please limit answers to 25 words.
to confine or keep within limits:
to limit expenditures.
Law. to fix or assign definitely or specifically.
having a limit; restricted; confined
without fullness or scope; narrow
(of governing powers, sovereignty, etc) restricted or checked, by or as if by a constitution, laws, or an assembly: limited government
(US & Canadian) (of a train) stopping only at certain stations and having only a set number of cars for passengers
(mainly Brit) (of a business enterprise) owned by shareholders whose liability for the enterprise’s debts is restricted
(US & Canadian) a limited train, bus, etc
(sometimes pl) the ultimate extent, degree, or amount of something: the limit of endurance
(often pl) the boundary or edge of a specific area: the city limits
(often pl) the area of premises within specific boundaries
the largest quantity or amount allowed
(maths) one of the two specified values between which a definite integral is evaluated
(informal) the limit, a person or thing that is intolerably exasperating
within limits, to a certain or limited extent: I approve of it within limits
verb (transitive) -its, -iting, -ited
to restrict or confine, as to area, extent, time, etc
(law) to agree, fix, or assign specifically
1550s, past participle adjective from limit (v.); as a stand-alone for limited express train, by 1883. Limited edition is from 1920; limited monarchy from 1640s; limited war is from 1948. In British company names, Limited (abbrev. Ltd.), 1855, is short for limited liability company, one in which the liability of partners is limited, usually to the amount of their capital investment.
c.1400, “boundary, frontier,” from Old French limite “a boundary,” from Latin limitem (nominative limes) “a boundary, limit, border, embankment between fields,” related to limen “threshold.” Originally of territory; general sense from early 15c. Colloquial sense of “the very extreme, the greatest degree imaginable” is from 1904.
late 14c., from Old French limiter “mark (a boundary), restrict; specify,” from Latin limitare “to bound, limit, fix,” from limes “boundary, limit” (see limit (n.)). Related: limited; limiting.
limit lim·it (lĭm’ĭt)
v. lim·it·ed, lim·it·ing, lim·its
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. see:
noun, British. 1. a company in which the shareholders cannot be assessed for debts of the company beyond the sum they still have invested in the company. noun 1. (Brit) a company whose owners enjoy limited liability for the company’s debts and losses
noun 1. an edition, as of a book or lithograph, limited to a specified small number of copies. noun 1. an edition of something such as a book, plate, etc, that is limited to a specified number
noun, Law. 1. . noun, Law. 1. a decree of legal separation of spouses that does not dissolve the marriage bond. noun 1. (family law) a court decree requiring a man and wife to cease cohabiting but not dissolving the marriage See also a mensa et thoro Compare divorce
noun 1. a liability restricted by law or contract, as the liability of owners of shares in a corporation or limited company, or that of a special partner. noun 1. (Brit) liability restricted to the unpaid portion (if any) of the par value of the shares of a limited company. It is a feature of […]