Lim·it v. t. [imp. & p. p. Limited; p. pr. & vb. n. Limiting.] To apply a limit to, or set a limit for; to terminate, circumscribe, or restrict, by a limit or limits; as, to limit the acreage of a crop; to limit the issue of paper money; to limit one's ambitions or aspirations; to limit the meaning of a word.
Limiting parallels Astron., those parallels of latitude between which only an occultation of a star or planet by the moon, in a given case, can occur.
adj 1: restricting the scope or freedom of action [syn: confining,
constraining, constrictive, restricting]
2: strictly limiting the reference of a modified word or
phrase; "the restrictive clause in `Each made a list of
the books that had influenced him' limits the books on the
list to only those particular ones defined by the clause"
n : the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies
the meaning of the phrase [syn: modification, qualifying]