the final, utmost, or furthest boundary or point as to extent, amount, continuance, procedure, etc.: the limit of his experience; the limit of vision.

a boundary or bound, as of a country, area, or district.

Mathematics. a number such that the value of a given function remains arbitrarily close to this number when the independent variable is sufficiently close to a specified point or is sufficiently large. The limit of 1/ x is zero as x approaches infinity; the limit of (x − 1) 2 is zero as x approaches 1. a number such that the absolute value of the difference between terms of a given sequence and the number approaches zero as the index of the terms increases to infinity. one of two numbers affixed to the integration symbol for a definite integral, indicating the interval or region over which the integration is taking place and substituted in a primitive, if one exists, to evaluate the integral.

limits, the premises or region enclosed within boundaries: We found them on school limits after hours.

Games. the maximum sum by which a bet may be raised at any one time.