NOTE: refers to a physical location that serves as a boundary or border.
They bought a house outside the city limits.
The shipping vessel was outside the three-mile limit recognized by international law.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 4
Each athlete will be striving to the limits of his or her ability.
Mary got a ticket for driving twenty miles an hour over the speed limit.
There is some controversy over the limits of presidential powers.
The speakers will have a fifteen-minute limit for presentations, leaving five minutes for questions.
Congress may raise the ceiling again on the debt limit.
There are no limits to what that child can imagine!
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3, 6
NOTE: a narrow mathematical usage
The problem asked to find the limit L for the function f(x), as values for x approached the value c.
The students learned about limits in their introductory calculus class.
NOTE: an informal extension of Sense 2
Betty's mother tried everyone's patience to the limits during the rehearsal dinner for the wedding.
His treatment of that waiter was the absolute limit!
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 7