limit
limit /ˈlɪmət/
noun

()
The greatest possible degree of something
(
bound
, boundary
, limit
)
the greatest possible degree of something
What he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior
what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior
To the limit of his ability
to the limit of his ability

()
Final or latest limiting point
(
terminal point
, terminus ad quem
, limit
)
final or latest limiting point
We need to set a limit on how much we can spend on this project.
We need to set a limit on how much we can spend on this project.

()
The boundary of a specific area
(
demarcation line
, limit
, demarcation
)
the boundary of a specific area

()
As far as something can go
(
limit
)
as far as something can go

The greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed
(
limit
, limitation
)
the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed
There are limits on the amount you can bet
there are limits on the amount you can bet
It is growing rapidly with no limitation in sight
it is growing rapidly with no limitation in sight

The mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity
(
limit
, limit point
, point of accumulation
)
the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity
verb

()
Place limits on (extent, amount or access)
(
trammel
, bound
, throttle
, confine
, limit
, restrict
)
place limits on (extent, amount or access)
Restrict the use of this parking lot
restrict the use of this parking lot
Limit the time you can spend with your friends
limit the time you can spend with your friends

()
Restrict or confine within limits
(
confine to
, circumscribe
, limit
)
restrict or confine within limits
I limit you to two visits to the pub a day
I limit you to two visits to the pub a day
Please confine your questions to the topic
please confine your questions to the topic
Our actions are circumscribed by our biology, personality, and by the social and cultural context into which we are born
our actions are circumscribed by our biology, personality, and by the social and cultural context into which we are born

Decide upon or fix definitely
(
define
, limit
, specify
, determine
, fix
, set
)
decide upon or fix definitely
Fix the variables
fix the variables
Specify the parameters
specify the parameters