Limit vs Capped - What's the difference?

limit | capped |

As a noun limit

is limit (restriction).

As a verb capped is


Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



Etymology 1

From (etyl), from (etyl), from (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • A restriction; a bound beyond which one may not go.
  • There are several existing limits to executive power.
    Two drinks is my limit tonight.
  • * 1839 , (Charles Dickens), Nicholas Nickleby , chapter 21:
  • It is the conductor which communicates to the inhabitants of regions beyond its limit ,
  • * 1922 , , Ulysses , episode 17:
  • Ever he would wander, selfcompelled, to the extreme limit of his cometary orbit, beyond the fixed stars and variable suns and telescopic planets, astronomical waifs and strays, to the extreme boundary of space,
  • * 2012 March 6, Dan McCrum, Nicole Bullock and Guy Chazan, Financial Times , “Utility buyout loses power in shale gas revolution”:
  • At the time, there seemed to be no limit to the size of ever-larger private equity deals, with banks falling over each other to arrange financing on generous terms and to invest money from their own private equity arms.
  • (mathematics) A value to which a sequence converges. Equivalently, the common value of the upper limit and the lower limit of a sequence: if the upper and lower limits are different, then the sequence has no limit (i.e., does not converge).
  • The sequence of reciprocals has zero as its limit.
  • (mathematics) Any of several abstractions of this concept of limit.
  • Category theory defines a very general concept of limit.
  • (category theory) Given diagram F'' : ''J'' → ''C'', a cone (''L'', ''φ'') from ''L'' ∈ Ob(''C'') to ''F'' is the ''limit'' of ''F'' if it has the universal property that for any other cone (''N'', ''ψ'') from ''N'' ∈ Ob(''C'') to ''F'' there is a unique morphism ''u'' : ''N'' → ''L'' such that for all ''X'' ∈ Ob(''J ), \phi_X \circ u = \psi_X .
  • (poker) Short for fixed limit.
  • The final, utmost, or furthest point; the border or edge.
  • the limit of a walk, of a town, or of a country
  • * Alexander Pope
  • As eager of the chase, the maid / Beyond the forest's verdant limits strayed.
  • (obsolete) The space or thing defined by limits.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The archdeacon hath divided it / Into three limits very equally.
  • (obsolete) That which terminates a period of time; hence, the period itself; the full time or extent.
  • * Shakespeare
  • the dateless limit of thy dear exile
  • * Shakespeare
  • The limit of your lives is out.
  • (obsolete) A restriction; a check or curb; a hindrance.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I prithee, give no limits to my tongue.
  • (logic, metaphysics) A determining feature; a distinguishing characteristic.
  • Synonyms
    * (restriction) bound, boundary, limitation, restriction
    Derived terms
    * age limit * central limit theorem * city limits * elastic limit * in the limit * limit down * limit up * limitation * limitless * lower limit * outer limit * the sky is the limit * to the limit * time limit * unlimited * upper limit
    * German: (l)

    See also

    * bound * function


  • (poker) Being a fixed limit game.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) ; see noun.


    (en verb)
  • To restrict; not to allow to go beyond a certain bound.
  • *
  • [The Chinese government] has jailed environmental activists and is planning to limit the power of judicial oversight by handing a state-approved body a monopoly over bringing environmental lawsuits.
  • (mathematics) To have a limit in a particular set.
  • (obsolete) To beg, or to exercise functions, within a certain limited region.
  • Synonyms
    * (restrict) cap; restrict; withstrain




  • (cap)

  • cap


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m).


    (en noun)
  • A close-fitting head covering either without a brim or with a peak.
  • The children were all wearing caps to protect them from the sun.
  • A special head covering to indicate rank, occupation etc.
  • An academic mortarboard
  • A protective cover or seal
  • He took the cap of the bottle and splashed himself with some cologne.
  • A crown for covering a tooth
  • He had golden caps on his teeth.
  • The summit of a mountain etc.
  • There was snow on the cap of the mountain.
  • An artificial upper limit or ceiling
  • We should put a cap on the salaries, to keep them under control.
  • The top part of a mushroom
  • A small amount of gunpowder in a paper strip or plastic cup for use in a toy gun
  • Billy spent all morning firing caps with his friends, re-enacting storming the beach at Normandy.
  • A small explosive device used to detonate a larger charge of explosives
  • He wired the cap to the bundle of dynamite, then detonated it remotely.
  • (slang) A bullet used to shoot someone.
  • * 2001: Charles Jade, Jade goes to Metreon
  • Did he think they were going to put a cap in his ass right in the middle of Metreon?
  • (soccer) An international appearance
  • Rio Ferdinand won his 50th cap for England in a game against Sweden.
  • (obsolete) The top, or uppermost part; the chief.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Thou art the cap of all the fools alive.
  • (obsolete) A respectful uncovering of the head.
  • * Fuller
  • he that will give a cap and make a leg in thanks
  • (zoology) The whole top of the head of a bird from the base of the bill to the nape of the neck.
  • (architecture) The uppermost of any assemblage of parts.
  • the cap of column, door, etc.; a capital, coping, cornice, lintel, or plate
  • Something covering the top or end of a thing for protection or ornament.
  • (nautical) A collar of iron or wood used in joining spars, as the mast and the topmast, the bowsprit and the jib boom; also, a covering of tarred canvas at the end of a rope.
  • (geometry) A portion of a spherical or other convex surface.
  • A large size of writing paper.
  • flat cap'''; fools'''cap'''; legal '''cap
    * (artificial upper limit) floor
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * (head covering) baseball cap, cunt cap * (protective cover or seal) crown cap, filler cap * (artificial upper limit) interest rate cap * (small amount of explosive used as detonator) percussion cap, pop a cap in someone's ass
    See also
    * set one's cap at


  • To cover or seal with a cap
  • To award a cap as a mark of distinction etc.
  • To lie over or on top of something
  • To surpass or outdo
  • To set an upper limit on something
  • cap wages.
  • To make something even more wonderful at the end.
  • That really capped my day.
  • (cricket) To select a player to play for a specified side
  • (slang) To shoot (someone) with a firearm.
  • If he don't get outta my hood, I'm gonna cap his ass.
  • (sports) to select to play for the national team.
  • Peter Shilton is the most capped English footballer.
  • (obsolete) To uncover the head respectfully.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • * Thackeray
  • Tom capped the proctor with the profoundest of bows.
  • To deprive of a cap.
  • (Spenser)

    Etymology 2

    From capitalization, by shortening.


    (en noun)
  • (finance) Capitalization.
  • Derived terms
    * market cap

    Etymology 3

    From capital, by shortening.


    (en noun)
  • (informal) An uppercase letter.
  • Verb

  • (informal) To convert text to uppercase.
  • Anagrams

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