The point, edge, or line beyond which something cannot or may not proceed. The boundary surrounding a specific area; bounds: within the city limits. A confining or restricting object, agent, or influence. The greatest or least amount, number, or extent allowed or possible: a withdrawal limit of $200; no minimum age limit. Games The largest amount which may be bet at one time in games of chance. Mathematics A number or point L that is approached by a function f(x) as x approaches a if, for every positive number \u03b5, there exists a number \u03b4 such that }f(x)-L} < \u03b5 if 0 < }x-a} < \u03b4. Also called limit point, point of accumulation. Informal One that approaches or exceeds certain limits, as of credibility, forbearance, or acceptability: He is the limit of irresponsibility. To confine or restrict within a boundary or bounds. To fix definitely; to specify.