Definition of limited in English:

limited

adjective

  • 1Restricted in size, amount, or extent; few, small, or short.

    ‘a limited number of places are available’
    ‘the legislation has had a limited effect’
    • ‘Rents remained high in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore where there was a limited amount of retail space available, it said.’
    • ‘While arena polo follows the same basic principles of the outdoor game, it requires a different strategy due to the limited amount of space.’
    • ‘However, this suggests that the finite population effect is limited to small population sizes.’
    • ‘Typically, such employees would be restricted for a limited period from soliciting the business of established clients of the company.’
    • ‘But that can only be for a limited amount of time, and that also goes on these issues for immunity certainly.’
    • ‘A handful of drug companies have offered to donate some drugs for a fixed period or to discount to a limited extent.’
    • ‘Using a limited amount of space, an artist creates a visual to convey the music inside, which not only has to sell the album but the image of the band as well.’
    • ‘These hotels are good for driving trips where you only plan to spend a limited amount of time and then hit the road again.’
    • ‘There will be a limited amount of mechanisation - currently everything is done by hand, including sticking on labels.’
    • ‘The lack of close places to visit, the limited distractions and the short journeys around town pay time back into the family account.’
    • ‘Hodson chose to analyse just books, rather than articles, because of the limited amount of information that can usually be included in the latter.’
    • ‘The downside of this small size was the limited amount of tape inside the cartridge.’
    • ‘With the limited amount of possession Ireland gained during the first hour they found it virtually impossible to break the gain line.’
    • ‘There is a limited amount of special effects as this is mostly a conversation/music driven film.’
    • ‘Because the movement of floaters is not restricted, local population size is effectively not limited.’
    • ‘Due to the limited amount of bread available, the bakery refuses to sell more than 20 loaves of bread to each customer.’
    • ‘Due to the limited amount of space available, a selection process will decide who will be allowed exhibit at the Chamber stand.’
    • ‘The fund invests in companies that are expanding or restructuring and to a limited extent in start-up companies.’
    • ‘No doubt he is right, although perhaps its value to the plaintiff is slightly more limited than Mr Short appeared to acknowledge.’
    • ‘It said that the changes in the prefixes of the mobile operators were necessary to increase the limited amount of phone numbers.’
    restricted, finite, bounded, little, narrow, tight, lean, slight, slender, in short supply, short
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    1. 1.1 (of a monarchy or government) exercised under limitations of power prescribed by a constitution.
      ‘the party stands for individual freedom and limited government’
      • ‘The local elections in England show how limited democracy is under capitalism.’
      • ‘We believed in limited government, in keeping light the burden of taxation and regulation.’
      • ‘The war powers of the Presidency are very limited by the Constitution.’
      • ‘The federal government is legally limited in its powers to intervene in the refugee determination process.’
      • ‘Those few of us who favored free markets and limited government were a beleaguered minority.’
      • ‘However, neither Rand nor Rothbard look on the Constitution as a guide to ideal limited government.’
      • ‘His monetary paradigm was not compatible with individual freedom and limited government.’
      • ‘Switzerland's system is one way of having a limited government but everyone has to be in the military.’
      • ‘Yet limited monarchy (a ceremonial component of a constitutional government) is thriving.’
      • ‘Bringing farmers back onto the dole shrinks the constituency for limited government and tax cuts.’
      • ‘As in so many other areas, majoritarianism and limited government conflict.’
      • ‘Though the grip of the middle classes on central government was still limited, they were increasingly active in municipal government.’
      • ‘Other political pundits contend that virtual worlds make a strong case for limited government.’
      • ‘As I have pointed out before, we have hundreds of years of experience with democracy and limited government.’
      • ‘The Constitution and a properly limited government are their guiding lights.’
      • ‘Under this Constitution, the powers of the national government were sharply limited.’
      • ‘By itself, the theory of state rights or limited government could not compel secession.’
      • ‘Where is the conservative belief in limited government, in checks and balances?’
      • ‘In liberal democracies the devices of limited government are built into the Australian political system.’
      • ‘Henry was credited with an experiment in government by limited monarchy.’
      restricted, curbed, checked, controlled, restrained, constrained, confined
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    2. 1.2 (of a person) having restricted ability or talents.
      ‘I think he is a very limited man’
      • ‘Even then, he's limited - he wouldn't be allowed to carry a mainstream feature film by himself.’
      • ‘Thus, as comparative anatomists, we are limited solely by our ability to individualize identity.’
      • ‘My mother is now 84, and although some of her memories of this time are very clear, they are limited.’
      • ‘This was an ideal scenario for Young because now he was not limited and could explore his musical abilities.’
      • ‘We are limited only by our own abilities; I chose this music, and it chose me.’
      • ‘You are limited only by your imagination and taste buds when it comes to pizza toppings.’
      • ‘I think we're all limited slightly by aches and pains.’
      • ‘But I am also limited ideally, by my own awareness of my ability to effect such change.’
      • ‘The spread gives teams with limited talent the ability to score and make games interesting.’
      • ‘Even as a thriller writer he is severely limited.’
  • 2British Denoting a limited company (used after a company name)

    ‘Times Newspapers Limited’
    • ‘Cash to pay for the Commercial Road project has come from private developers Berkeley Breamore Limited.’
    • ‘The Corporation of the Village of Bobcaygeon, Jack Phelps, Springbank Homes Limited, Dewhurst Bros.’
    • ‘Notice has been given of the Annual General Meeting of Connacht Gold Co-operative Society Limited.’
    • ‘Aside from the Heineken Cup, European Rugby Cup Limited also runs the European Challenge Cup and the Parker Pen Shield.’
    • ‘The title to the Property will remain in the name of Sealark Pty Limited.’
    • ‘Allen Build Limited and find I am in this instance bound by the decision therein.’
    • ‘Kalcrest Limited, currently based at the Fieldhead Business Centre, plans to move to Eldon Place in September.’
    • ‘Metro is part of Metcash Trading Limited and Friendly Grocer is the franchise arm of the group.’
    • ‘Hall and Partners Contracts Management Limited was designated as the Employer's Agent.’
    • ‘I understand that Shaun works for Leat Limited.’
    • ‘The tender for Portarlington Playground has been awarded to Street Play Leisure Limited from Wexford.’
    • ‘Castrol Limited have come forward to sponsor this cricket extravaganza.’
    • ‘Now Mr Falloon is a former Chief Executive of Kerry Packer's Publishing and Broadcasting Limited.’
    • ‘Justice McHugh said this in News Limited and one of the recent cases.’
    • ‘Charlotte worked for Domnus Ventilation Limited in Saffron Walden.’
    • ‘On 31 July 1995 Kings changed its name to Haward Agriculture Limited.’
    • ‘J Barrie Limited prior to October 1998 only had a very small turnover.’
    • ‘The wine gala dinner on the 28th will be co-sponsored by Ambrose Wines Limited.’
    • ‘She is the Group Editorial Development Manager for News Limited.’
    • ‘This particular brand is made by Thomas Symington & Co Limited, of Sisson Road, Gloucester in the south of England.’

Pronunciation

limited

/ˈlɪmɪtɪd/