[Eng.] Mozley & W.
(Lim"it*ed*ly), adv. With limitation.
(Lim"it*ed*ness), n. The quality of being limited.
1. One who, or that which, limits.
2. A friar licensed to beg within certain bounds, or whose duty was limited to a certain district. [Formerly
written also limitour.] Chaucer.
A limitour of the Gray Friars, in the time of his limitation, preached many times, and had but one sermon
at all times.Latimer.
(Lim"it*ive) a. Involving a limit; as, a limitive law, one designed to limit existing powers. [R.]
(Lim"it*less), a. Having no limits; unbounded; boundless. Davies
(Lim"it*our) n. See Limiter, 2.
(Lim"mer) a. Limber. [Obs.] Holland.
(Lim"mer), n. [F. limier. See Leamer.]
1. A limehound; a leamer.
2. (Zoöl.) A mongrel, as a cross between the mastiff and hound.
3. A low, base fellow; also, a prostitute. [Scot.]
Thieves, limmers, and broken men of the Highlands.Sir W. Scott.
4. (Naut.) A man rope at the side of a ladder.
(Limn) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Limned (limd); p. pr. & vb. n. Limning (lim"ning or lim"ing).] [OE.
limnen, fr. luminen, for enluminen, F. enluminer to illuminate, to limn, LL. illuminare to paint. &radic122.
See Illuminate, Luminous.]
1. To draw or paint; especially, to represent in an artistic way with pencil or brush.
Let a painter carelessly limn out a million of faces, and you shall find them all different.Sir T. Browne.
2. To illumine, as books or parchments, with ornamental figures, letters, or borders.
(||Lim *næ"a) n. [NL., fr. Gr. limnai^os pertaining to a marsh, fr. li`mh a marsh.] (Zoöl.) A genus
of fresh-water air-breathing mollusks, abundant in ponds and streams; called also pond snail. [Written
(Lim"ner) n. [F. enlumineur, LL. illuminator. See Limn, and cf. Alluminor.] A painter; an
artist; esp.: (a) One who paints portraits. (b) One who illuminates books. [Archaic]
(Lim"ni*ad) n. li`mh a pool.]> (Myth.) See Limoniad.