limit NOUN 1) a point beyond which something does not or may not pass. 2) a restriction on the size or amount of something. 3) the furthest extent of one's endurance.
VERB (limited, limiting) set or serve as a limit to.
be the limit — Cf. ↑be the limit
off limits — Cf. ↑off limits
within limits — Cf. ↑within limits
DERIVATIVES limiter noun limitless adjective.
ORIGIN Latin limes 'boundary, frontier' .

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