delimit

delimit
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, enclose, engrave, fix, fleck, freckle, gash, hatch, impress, imprint, lay off, limit, line, make a mark, mark, mark boundaries, mark off, mark out, mark the periphery, measure, mottle, nick, notch, pencil, pepper, point, prick, print, punch, punctuate, puncture, restrict, riddle, rope off, scar, scarify, score, scotch, scratch, seal, seam, set the limit, specify, speck, speckle, splotch, spot, stain, stake out, stamp, stigmatize, streak, striate, stripe, surround, tattoo, tick, tick off, trace, underline, underscore

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  • Delimit — 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

  • delimit — 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

  • delimit — 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

  • delimit — see limit …   Modern English usage

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

  • delimit — [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

  • delimit — [[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

  • delimit — 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

  • delimit — See limit. See limit, delimit …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • delimit — 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

  • delimit — /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

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