noun, plural lim·i·tes [lim-i-teez] /ˈlɪm ɪˌtiz/.
  1. a boundary, especially the fortified border or frontier of a country.
  2. (initial capital letter) Siegfried Line.
  3. an ancient Roman frontier fortification.

Origin of limes

1530–40; < Latin līmes; see limit Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for limites


noun plural limites (ˈlɪmɪˌtiːz)
  1. the fortified boundary of the Roman Empire

Word Origin for limes

from Latin
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limites in Medicine


n. pl. lim•i•tes (lĭmĭ-tēz′)
  1. A boundary, limit, or threshold.
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