[ lim-i-teez ]
/ ˈlɪm ɪˌtiz /
plural of limes.
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[ 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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/ (ˈlaɪmiːz) /
noun plural limites (ˈlɪmɪˌtiːz)
the fortified boundary of the Roman Empire
Word Origin for limes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
[ lī′mēz ]
n. pl. lim•i•tes (lĭm′ĭ-tēz′)
A boundary, limit, or threshold.
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