Meaning of “limit” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /ˈlɪmɪt/

B1 the largest amount of something that is possible or allowed:

a time limit
a legal limit
Is there a limit on the amount of money you can claim?
There's a limit to how much time we can spend on this.

More examples

be over the limit UK

to have more alcohol in your blood than is legally allowed while driving

within limits

avoiding behaviour that is extreme or silly:

You can wear what you want, within limits.
off limits

If an area is off limits, you are not allowed to enter it:

Most of the palace is off limits to the public.
→ See also speed limit

(Definition of “limit noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)