Definition of limited in English:

limited

adjective

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

    ‘a limited number of places are available’
    ‘special offers available for a limited period’
    ‘the legislation has had a limited effect’
    • ‘There is a limited amount of special effects as this is mostly a conversation/music driven film.’
    • ‘Due to the limited amount of bread available, the bakery refuses to sell more than 20 loaves of bread to each customer.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Typically, such employees would be restricted for a limited period from soliciting the business of established clients of the company.’
    • ‘It said that the changes in the prefixes of the mobile operators were necessary to increase the limited amount of phone numbers.’
    • ‘While arena polo follows the same basic principles of the outdoor game, it requires a different strategy due to the limited amount of space.’
    • ‘Because the movement of floaters is not restricted, local population size is effectively not limited.’
    • ‘There will be a limited amount of mechanisation - currently everything is done by hand, including sticking on labels.’
    • ‘Due to the limited amount of space available, a selection process will decide who will be allowed exhibit at the Chamber stand.’
    • ‘The downside of this small size was the limited amount of tape inside the cartridge.’
    • ‘Rents remained high in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore where there was a limited amount of retail space available, it said.’
    • ‘Hodson chose to analyse just books, rather than articles, because of the limited amount of information that can usually be included in the latter.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A handful of drug companies have offered to donate some drugs for a fixed period or to discount to a limited extent.’
    • ‘However, this suggests that the finite population effect is limited to small population sizes.’
    • ‘With the limited amount of possession Ireland gained during the first hour they found it virtually impossible to break the gain line.’
    • ‘These hotels are good for driving trips where you only plan to spend a limited amount of time and then hit the road again.’
    • ‘The lack of close places to visit, the limited distractions and the short journeys around town pay time back into the family account.’
    • ‘But that can only be for a limited amount of time, and that also goes on these issues for immunity certainly.’
    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.
      • ‘In liberal democracies the devices of limited government are built into the Australian political system.’
      • ‘Under this Constitution, the powers of the national government were sharply limited.’
      • ‘However, neither Rand nor Rothbard look on the Constitution as a guide to ideal limited government.’
      • ‘As in so many other areas, majoritarianism and limited government conflict.’
      • ‘As I have pointed out before, we have hundreds of years of experience with democracy and limited government.’
      • ‘Though the grip of the middle classes on central government was still limited, they were increasingly active in municipal government.’
      • ‘The Constitution and a properly limited government are their guiding lights.’
      • ‘The war powers of the Presidency are very limited by the Constitution.’
      • ‘Other political pundits contend that virtual worlds make a strong case for limited government.’
      • ‘Yet limited monarchy (a ceremonial component of a constitutional government) is thriving.’
      • ‘By itself, the theory of state rights or limited government could not compel secession.’
      • ‘His monetary paradigm was not compatible with individual freedom and limited government.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Switzerland's system is one way of having a limited government but everyone has to be in the military.’
      • ‘We believed in limited government, in keeping light the burden of taxation and regulation.’
      • ‘Where is the conservative belief in limited government, in checks and balances?’
      • ‘The local elections in England show how limited democracy is under capitalism.’
      • ‘Henry was credited with an experiment in government by limited monarchy.’
      • ‘Bringing farmers back onto the dole shrinks the constituency for limited government and tax cuts.’
      restricted, curbed, checked, controlled, restrained, constrained, confined
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    2. 1.2 (of a person) not great in ability or talents.
      ‘I think he is a very limited man’
      • ‘Thus, as comparative anatomists, we are limited solely by our ability to individualize identity.’
      • ‘The spread gives teams with limited talent the ability to score and make games interesting.’
      • ‘Even as a thriller writer he is severely limited.’
      • ‘Even then, he's limited - he wouldn't be allowed to carry a mainstream feature film by himself.’
      • ‘My mother is now 84, and although some of her memories of this time are very clear, they are limited.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘But I am also limited ideally, by my own awareness of my ability to effect such change.’
    3. 1.3US (of a train or other vehicle of public transportation) making few intermediate stops; express.
      • ‘Union chiefs have confirmed there will be no attempt to stop passengers boarding the limited services Arriva will be providing tomorrow and on Friday.’
      • ‘Replacement buses will run between: Skipton and Carlisle calling at limited stops.’
      • ‘It had limited stops and left at 7 p m arriving in Auckland in the morning.’
      • ‘The train will cover the distance in about five hours running at a speed of 110 km per hour and have limited stops.’
      • ‘The BMTC has identified 10 routes to start with and these buses will have limited stops and thus less travel time.’
    4. 1.4British Denoting a company whose owners are legally responsible for its debts only to the extent of the amount of capital they invested (used after a company name)
      ‘Times Newspapers Limited’
      • ‘This particular brand is made by Thomas Symington & Co Limited, of Sisson Road, Gloucester in the south of England.’
      • ‘Kalcrest Limited, currently based at the Fieldhead Business Centre, plans to move to Eldon Place in September.’
      • ‘On 31 July 1995 Kings changed its name to Haward Agriculture Limited.’
      • ‘I understand that Shaun works for Leat Limited.’
      • ‘Castrol Limited have come forward to sponsor this cricket extravaganza.’
      • ‘Aside from the Heineken Cup, European Rugby Cup Limited also runs the European Challenge Cup and the Parker Pen Shield.’
      • ‘She is the Group Editorial Development Manager for News Limited.’
      • ‘Charlotte worked for Domnus Ventilation Limited in Saffron Walden.’
      • ‘Cash to pay for the Commercial Road project has come from private developers Berkeley Breamore Limited.’
      • ‘Now Mr Falloon is a former Chief Executive of Kerry Packer's Publishing and Broadcasting Limited.’
      • ‘J Barrie Limited prior to October 1998 only had a very small turnover.’
      • ‘Allen Build Limited and find I am in this instance bound by the decision therein.’
      • ‘The wine gala dinner on the 28th will be co-sponsored by Ambrose Wines Limited.’
      • ‘Metro is part of Metcash Trading Limited and Friendly Grocer is the franchise arm of the group.’
      • ‘The title to the Property will remain in the name of Sealark Pty Limited.’
      • ‘The tender for Portarlington Playground has been awarded to Street Play Leisure Limited from Wexford.’
      • ‘Hall and Partners Contracts Management Limited was designated as the Employer's Agent.’
      • ‘Justice McHugh said this in News Limited and one of the recent cases.’
      • ‘Notice has been given of the Annual General Meeting of Connacht Gold Co-operative Society Limited.’
      • ‘The Corporation of the Village of Bobcaygeon, Jack Phelps, Springbank Homes Limited, Dewhurst Bros.’

Pronunciation

limited

/ˈlimədəd//ˈlɪmədəd/