French translation of 'limit'
1. (= maximum) limite f
There is no limit to how much fruit you can eat. Il n’y a pas de limite à la quantité de fruits que l’on peut manger.
There was a limit on what we could buy. Il y avait une limite à ce qu’on pouvait acheter.
weight limit limite de poids
within limits dans les limites du possible
the sky’s the limit tout est possiblesee also time limit
2. [of area, city] limite f
the southern limits of the area les limites sud de la zone
the city limits of Kinshasa les limites de la ville de Kinshasa
to be off limits [place] être interdit(e)
A one-mile area around the wreck is still off limits. Une zone d’un mile autour de l’épave est toujours interdite.
to be off limits to sb être interdit(e) à qn
These establishments are off limits to ordinary citizens. L’accès à ces établissements est interdit aux citoyens ordinaires. ⧫ Ces établissements sont interdits aux citoyens ordinaires.
3. (for alcohol)
to be over the limit (Britain) être au-dessus de la limite
to limit o.s. to sth se limiter à qch
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Example Sentences Including 'limit'
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The case did not reach court because a judge deemed that a legal time limit had been breached.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Those that were available were limited by the amount of fuel they could carry.FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)
But there is a boundary and a limit to what they should be seeing.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Choice can be limited in rural areas but most people will have access to at least two surgeries.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Far outside the city limits, where there is no light pollution, you have the best chance of a good display.The Sun (2016)
On day two you limit your carbs and on day three you cut them out altogether.The Sun (2012)
The limits of that power were implicit in the reasons for recognising its existence.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The limits placed on a restriction were important factors in the assessment of its proportionality.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
They know perfectly well that presidents and their advisers live in a bubble where they make choices limited by what they are told is possible.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
This is one small car that is more than comfortable venturing beyond city limits.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
We are thinking of three nights at each place and are fairly limited by cost.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
You may well be over the legal limit for driving.The Sun (2015)
Hopefully the sky is this limit.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The simplest way of managing it is to agree limits.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The sky is the limit for him.The Sun (2010)
While he has broadly embraced change, one area remains off limits.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Push it to the limits and make it your own.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Access to parts of the south and southwest of the country was still limited only to helicopters and boats.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Becoming smarter means improving connections between different brain areas but this runs into tight limits on energy and space.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
He was found to have six times the legal driving limit of alcohol in his blood.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
His reading is not known but offenders get jail if they are around twice the UK alcohol limit or more.The Sun (2016)
Make the limit variable depending on conditions or traffic?The Sun (2011)
She had double the legal limit of alcohol in her blood.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
She has been subjected to death threats and can no longer work outside the city limits.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Should we be doing something to limit the numbers of these birds?Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Sometimes, the specified limit is too much.The Sun (2014)
Tell him you are putting a daily limit on the amount of time you play this game with him.The Sun (2016)
The speed limit on minor country roads could be dropped to 40mph under new government proposals.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Three jobs in a day is my limit but I have made more than 1,000.The Sun (2016)
Time limits were there to be obeyed.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Another is to limit building on areas considered at risk.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
In politics it is the only way to reconcile people with unwelcome news or the limits of the possible.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The difficult thing for any leader is to admit the limits of his power.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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'limit' in Other Languages
British English: limit /ˈlɪmɪt/ NOUN
A limit is the greatest amount, extent, or degree of something that is possible.
Her love for him was tested to its limits.
- American English: limit
- Arabic: حَدّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: limite
- Chinese: 限度
- Croatian: ograničenje
- Czech: mez hranice
- Danish: grænse
- Dutch: limiet
- European Spanish: límite
- Finnish: yläraja
- French: limite
- German: Grenze
- Greek: όριο
- Italian: limite
- Japanese: 限界
- Korean: 한계
- Norwegian: grense
- Polish: granica limit
- European Portuguese: limite
- Romanian: limită
- Russian: предел
- Spanish: límite
- Swedish: gräns
- Thai: ขีดจำกัด
- Turkish: sınır
- Ukrainian: межа
- Vietnamese: giới hạn
British English: limit VERB
If you limit something, you prevent it from becoming greater than a particular amount or degree.
He limited payments on the country's foreign debt.
Translation of limit from the Collins English to French Dictionary