limit Definition in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of "limit" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

limitnoun [C]

 us   /ˈlɪm·ɪt/
the greatest amount, number, or level allowed or possible: There’s a limit to her patience. Two cups of coffee are my limit. Spending limits were imposed by the mayor.

limitverb [T]

 us   /ˈlɪm·ɪt/
to control something so that it is not greater than a particular amount, number, or level: I have to limit my talk to 20 minutes.
Translations of “limit”
in Arabic الحَدّ الأقْصى…
in Korean 한도…
in Malaysian batas, had…
in French limite, restriction…
in Turkish (miktar) sınır, hudut, had…
in Italian limite…
in Chinese (Traditional) 限額, 限制, 上限…
in Russian предел, ограничение…
in Polish ograniczenie, granica…
in Vietnamese ranh giới, giới hạn…
in Spanish límite…
in Portuguese limite…
in Thai ขีดจำกัด…
in German die Grenze…
in Catalan límit…
in Japanese 限界, 最大限度…
in Indonesian batas, penghematan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 限额, 限制, 上限…
(Definition of limit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of limit?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “limit” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
hurdle

a frame or fence for jumping over in a race

Word of the Day

When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
by Kate Woodford,
July 22, 2015
Here at ‘About Words’ we’re always happy to get ideas for posts that we could write. A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on the language of meals and we thought this an excellent idea. If you are reading this post and have an idea for a topic or

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More