delimit

  • 1Delimit — De*lim it, v. t. [L. delimitare: cf. F. d[ e]limiter.] To fix the limits of; to demarcate; to bound. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2delimit — I verb allot, bound, circumscribe, confine, define, demarcate, determine, draw the line, edge, encircle, enclose, encompass, fix, lay out a boundary, mark limits, mark off, mark out, measure, surround II index allot, apportion, border (bound) …

    Law dictionary

  • 3delimit — 1852, from Fr. délimiter (18c.), from L. delimitare to mark out as a boundary, from DE (Cf. de ) (see DE (Cf. de )) + limitare, from limitem, limes boundary, limit (see LIMIT (Cf. limit)). Related: Delimite …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4delimit — see limit …

    Modern English usage

  • 5delimit — ► VERB (delimited, delimiting) ▪ determine the limits or boundaries of. DERIVATIVES delimitation noun delimiter noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6delimit — [di lim′itə tāt΄] vi. delimitated, delimitating [dē lim′it] vt. [Fr délimiter < L delimitare < de , from + limitare] to set the limits or boundaries of: also delimitate [di lim′itə tāt΄] vi. delimitated, delimitating delimitation n.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7delimit — [[t]dɪlɪ̱mɪt[/t]] delimits, delimiting, delimited VERB If you delimit something, you fix or establish its limits. [FORMAL] [V n] This is not meant to delimit what approaches social researchers can adopt. Syn: determine …

    English dictionary

  • 8delimit — UK [diːˈlɪmɪt] / US [dɪˈlɪmɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms delimit : present tense I/you/we/they delimit he/she/it delimits present participle delimiting past tense delimited past participle delimited formal to set the limits of something …

    English dictionary

  • 9delimit — See limit. See limit, delimit …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 10delimit — transitive verb Etymology: French délimiter, from Latin delimitare, from de + limitare to limit, from limit , limes boundary, limit Date: 1852 to fix or define the limits of • delimitation noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11delimit — /di lim it/, v.t. to fix or mark the limits or boundaries of; demarcate: A ravine delimited the property on the north. [1850 55; < F délimiter < L delimitare, equiv. to de DE + limitare to LIMIT] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 12delimit — verb a) To mark or fix the limits of. Data items in the computer file were delimited by commas. b) To demarcate. See Also: limit, limitation, delimitation …

    Wiktionary

  • 13delimit — Synonyms and related words: bar, blaze, blaze a trail, blemish, blotch, bound, brand, chalk, chalk up, check, check off, cicatrize, circle in, circumscribe, confine, dapple, dash, decide, define, delimitate, demarcate, determine, discolor, dot,&#8230; …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14delimit — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To fix the limits of: bound2, delimitate, demarcate, determine, limit, mark (out or off), measure. See LIMITED …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15delimit — de|lim|it [dıˈlımıt] v [T] formal to set or say exactly what the limits of something are &GT;delimitation [dıˌlımıˈteıʃən] n [U and C] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16delimit — de|lim|it [ di lımıt ] verb transitive FORMAL to set the limits of something …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17delimit — de·lim·it || diː lɪmɪt v. demarcate, set the boundaries of …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18delimit — limited …

    Anagrams dictionary

  • 19delimit — [dɪ lɪmɪt] verb (delimits, delimiting, delimited) determine the limits or boundaries of. Derivatives delimitation noun delimiter noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20delimit — verb (T) formal to fix or say exactly what the limits of something are delimitation /dI lImi teISFn/ noun (C) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English