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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Bulgarian yoghurt will not be exported in unlimited quantities to the European Union, but will continue to be sold there under an annual quota.’
    • ‘Fortunately, for $22, you get an unlimited quantity and a cool metal Coke thermos.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is the wholesale market trading as it does unlimited quantities, that is privileged to make that determination.’
    • ‘Members of both houses may be re-elected to an unlimited number of terms.’
    • ‘That means that fish from those waters are not safe to eat in unlimited quantities.’
    • ‘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 prospect of an unlimited quantity of small bombs was causing too much panic.’
    • ‘The powers bestowed by this statute are completely unlimited, restricted by no law or institution.’
    • ‘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!’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Bread was available at subsidised prices in unlimited quantities to all Egyptians.’
    • ‘The penalties increase to a possible five-year jail term and/or unlimited fines on indictment before a higher court.’
    • ‘They want unlimited resources to be available to everyone, at any time, no matter the cost.’
    • ‘The key criticism is over the government's plan to restrict jackpot machines offering unlimited cash prizes to only the largest casinos.’
    • ‘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.’
    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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘When resources are free, people tend to view them as unlimited or inexhaustible.’
      • ‘So all that is infinite is unlimited and must be the cause of all things.’
      • ‘The potential of what art is or can be is vast because art is unlimited.’
      • ‘Theoretically, the EM algorithm can be applied to an unlimited number of loci with any number of alleles.’
      • ‘The possibilities with story problem math problems are unlimited.’
      • ‘This Source, this unlimited reservoir of infinite intelligence, creativity, joy and love is never changing.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He gave me inspiration and unlimited help, and friendship.’
      • ‘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 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.’
      • ‘Binah defines what is possible from the unlimited permutation of infinite creativity.’
      • ‘Second, the answers or solutions to these problems are not unlimited nor random.’
      • ‘The line also extends beyond the real number line, which corresponds to the unlimited hyperreals.’
  • 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 fourth-generation family business, an unlimited company until three years ago, has been expanding by acquisition.’
    • ‘Dunloe Ewart, which Carroll took over two years ago, was also converted into an unlimited company last year.’
    • ‘He and his wife are directors of the unlimited company Austin C Murray.’
    • ‘The supermarkets are ultimately owned by Tokski, an unlimited company which is not required to file accounts.’
    • ‘They are unlimited companies and do not have to file annual accounts.’
    • ‘On 10th May 1893 it registered under Companies Act 1862 as an unlimited company.’
    • ‘Stafford is an unlimited company and therefore not required to file returns.’
    • ‘This is because these retailers, along with a number of other top businesses, are unlimited companies.’
    • ‘The Bureau edition is for unlimited companies making it suitable for those in the business of providing payroll outsourcing services.’
    • ‘Treasury Holdings, the largest private developer in the country, has become an unlimited company.’

Pronunciation

unlimited

/ʌnˈlɪmɪtɪd/