Definition of unlimited in English:

unlimited

adjective

  • 1Not limited or restricted in terms of number, quantity, or extent.

    ‘offshore reserves of gas and oil are not unlimited’
    • ‘They want unlimited resources to be available to everyone, at any time, no matter the cost.’
    • ‘The penalties increase to a possible five-year jail term and/or unlimited fines on indictment before a higher court.’
    • ‘The powers bestowed by this statute are completely unlimited, restricted by no law or institution.’
    • ‘No state officials or judges will be allowed to serve in the chamber, but members will be able to serve an unlimited number of two-year terms.’
    • ‘The key criticism is over the government's plan to restrict jackpot machines offering unlimited cash prizes to only the largest casinos.’
    • ‘The prospect of an unlimited quantity of small bombs was causing too much panic.’
    • ‘It is the wholesale market trading as it does unlimited quantities, that is privileged to make that determination.’
    • ‘That means that fish from those waters are not safe to eat in unlimited quantities.’
    • ‘Now, in theory at least, children could buy unlimited quantities of Spangles, gobstoppers and sweet cigarettes.’
    • ‘A bottle of beer or unlimited quantity of Pepsi is also offered to wash down the spicy tangy stuff.’
    • ‘Cubans and others on the island can still hold dollars in unlimited quantities and can change them into pesos before the new policy takes effect.’
    • ‘Fortunately, for $22, you get an unlimited quantity and a cool metal Coke thermos.’
    • ‘Bread was available at subsidised prices in unlimited quantities to all Egyptians.’
    • ‘Bulgarian yoghurt will not be exported in unlimited quantities to the European Union, but will continue to be sold there under an annual quota.’
    • ‘Members of both houses may be re-elected to an unlimited number of terms.’
    • ‘The staff are usually smart, literate and weird, you can nick unlimited quantities of free books, and it's a great way to meet chicks!’
    • ‘Six courts three hard and three shale plus five floodlit, are available with unlimited use when all balls are provided at no extra cost.’
    • ‘It seems like these insurgents have unlimited resources, in terms of personnel, weapons and money.’
    • ‘It seems likely that China can supply unlimited quantities of general manufacturing to the world without major wage rises.’
    • ‘There was almost unlimited overtime available so that those who wished to work their rest days could take home a very fat pay packet at the end of the week.’
    inexhaustible, limitless, illimitable, boundless, unbounded, immense, vast, great, extensive, immeasurable, incalculable, untold, unfailing, everlasting, infinite, endless, never-ending, bottomless, measureless, inestimable, cosmic
    unrestricted, unconstrained, uncontrolled, unrestrained, unchecked, unhindered, unhampered, unimpeded, unfettered, untrammelled, unbridled, uncurbed
    total, unqualified, unconditional, unrestricted, absolute, full, utter, ultimate, supreme, sovereign, omnipotent
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    1. 1.1Mathematics (of a problem) having an infinite number of solutions.
      • ‘Substance, moreover, is always infinite in its own kind - that is, unlimited by anything of the same nature as itself.’
      • ‘Second, the answers or solutions to these problems are not unlimited nor random.’
      • ‘The possibilities with story problem math problems are unlimited.’
      • ‘So all that is infinite is unlimited and must be the cause of all things.’
      • ‘If we compare our own limitations to the infinite which is unlimited, our limitations are so small and inconsequential as to be like nothing.’
      • ‘I suppose the likes of Handley and his dimwit supporters think that oil is an unlimited never ending resource that is there for them to have and use up now, as cheap as possible.’
      • ‘This Source, this unlimited reservoir of infinite intelligence, creativity, joy and love is never changing.’
      • ‘He gave me inspiration and unlimited help, and friendship.’
      • ‘I felt that scientific experiments provided almost unlimited insight…’
      • ‘Since the universe is unlimited in size, there must also be an unlimited number of atoms and an infinite amount of void.’
      • ‘Theoretically, the EM algorithm can be applied to an unlimited number of loci with any number of alleles.’
      • ‘When resources are free, people tend to view them as unlimited or inexhaustible.’
      • ‘For mass is less in a part than in its whole, and if it is unlimited, it is less in a part defined within a given space than in its unlimited extension.’
      • ‘The line also extends beyond the real number line, which corresponds to the unlimited hyperreals.’
      • ‘The potential of what art is or can be is vast because art is unlimited.’
      • ‘Binah defines what is possible from the unlimited permutation of infinite creativity.’
  • 2(of a company) not limited.

    • ‘Just how much money Glen Dimplex makes is a closely guarded secret as it is an unlimited company and it has to file only the most cursory of accounts.’
    • ‘Since 1892 it has been registered under the Companies Acts as an unlimited company without share capital.’
    • ‘The Bureau edition is for unlimited companies making it suitable for those in the business of providing payroll outsourcing services.’
    • ‘This is because these retailers, along with a number of other top businesses, are unlimited companies.’
    • ‘The supermarkets are ultimately owned by Tokski, an unlimited company which is not required to file accounts.’
    • ‘The fourth-generation family business, an unlimited company until three years ago, has been expanding by acquisition.’
    • ‘Stafford is an unlimited company and therefore not required to file returns.’
    • ‘Dunloe Ewart, which Carroll took over two years ago, was also converted into an unlimited company last year.’
    • ‘They are unlimited companies and do not have to file annual accounts.’
    • ‘He and his wife are directors of the unlimited company Austin C Murray.’
    • ‘Treasury Holdings, the largest private developer in the country, has become an unlimited company.’
    • ‘On 10th May 1893 it registered under Companies Act 1862 as an unlimited company.’

Pronunciation

unlimited

/ʌnˈlɪmɪtɪd/