adjective \ˈli-mə-təd\

: not high or great in number, amount, etc.

Full Definition of LIMITED

a :  confined within limits :  restricted <limited success>
b of a train :  offering faster service especially by making a limited number of stops
:  characterized by enforceable limitations prescribed (as by a constitution) upon the scope or exercise of powers <a limited monarchy>
:  lacking breadth and originality <a bit limited; a bit thick in the head — Virginia Woolf>
lim·it·ed·ly adverb
lim·it·ed·ness noun

Examples of LIMITED

  1. Only a limited number of students will be allowed in the class.
  2. People with limited incomes are hit particularly hard by inflation.
  3. The company has had limited success.

First Known Use of LIMITED


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