limes

[ lahy-mees ]
/ ˈlaɪ mis /

noun, plural lim·i·tes [lim-i-teez]. /ˈlɪm ɪˌtiz/.

a boundary, especially the fortified border or frontier of a country.
(initial capital letter) Siegfried Line.
an ancient Roman frontier fortification.

Origin of limes

1530–40; <Latin līmes;see limit
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British Dictionary definitions for limes

limes
/ (ˈlaɪmiːz) /

noun plural limites (ˈlɪmɪˌtiːz)

the fortified boundary of the Roman Empire

Word Origin for limes

from Latin
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Medical definitions for limes

limes
[ līmēz ]

n. pl. lim•i•tes (lĭmĭ-tēz′)

A boundary, limit, or threshold.
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