limit

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limit is part of the Basic English 850.
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limit is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
limit

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
limit

Plural
limits

  1. The limit is the edge of how far something can go. It can go up to the limit but no farther.
    This fence is at the limit of my property.
    The heater sets a limit to how cold it can be in the house; it can't get colder than that.
    There is no limit to what we can do.

Verb[change]

Plain form
limit

Third-person singular
limits

Past tense
limited

Past participle
limited

Present participle
limiting

  1. (transitive) To make something stay inside a limit.
    The fence limits the cows from going out of the field.
  2. (transitive) If you limit someone, you reduce or take away their freedom.