American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Limit

LIM’IT, n. [L. limes. See Limb.]

1. Bound; border; utmost extent; the part that terminates a thing; as the limit of a town, city or empire; the limits of human knowledge.

2. The thing which bounds; restraint.

3. Limits, plu., the extent of the liberties of a prison.

LIM’IT, v.t.

1. To bound; to set bounds to.

2. To confine within certain bounds; to circumscribe; to restrain. The government of England is a limited monarchy.

They tempted God and limited the Holy One of Israel. Psa 78.

3. To restrain from a lax or general signification. World sometimes signifies the universe, and sometimes its signification is limited to this earth.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Limit," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed July 18, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=51Z7SU558RY7AYN.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Limit." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 18 Jul. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=51Z7SU558RY7AYN.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Limit' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 18 July 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=51Z7SU558RY7AYN.