lim·​it·​ed | \ ˈli-mə-təd How to pronounce limited (audio) \

Definition of limited

1a : confined within limits : restricted limited success
b of a train : offering faster service especially by making a limited number of stops
2 : characterized by enforceable limitations prescribed (as by a constitution) upon the scope or exercise of powers a limited monarchy
3 : lacking breadth and originality a bit limited; a bit thick in the head— Virginia Woolf

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Other Words from limited

limitedly adverb
limitedness noun

Examples of limited in a Sentence

Only a limited number of students will be allowed in the class. People with limited incomes are hit particularly hard by inflation. The company has had limited success.
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For a limited time, tickets to the unlimited tastings that will feature more than 30 of Louisville's best restaurants start at $50. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "Here's how you can try 30 of Louisville's best restaurants for $50," 1 July 2019 Here are some other bargains to take advantage of in July: Enjoy all-you-can-eat riblets served with coleslaw for $13.99 every Thursday for a limited time. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Where to score restaurant deals and more in July around Indianapolis," 1 July 2019 The restaurant offers more than 30 flavors, from its Original Cheesecake to the new limited-time Pineapple Upside-Down Cheesecake. Laura Daily And Bryan K. Chavez, The Know, "16 free and cheap things to do around Denver in July," 1 July 2019 Edge out the competition by mastering Excel with the Ultimate Microsoft Excel Certification Training Bundle for just $34 — over 95% off its usual price for a limited time. NBC News, "Don't know Microsoft Excel? This bundle will help you master it," 1 July 2019 Cushnie's Ana style—the design Turner's custom dress is based on—is also available to purchase (for a limited time only) as part of a Moda Operandi trunkshow. Ana Colón, Glamour, "Sophie Turner Wore a Minimal White Dress to Her Pre-Wedding Party," 29 June 2019 Even though Origi has only ever seen limited game time since arriving on Merseyside in an £11m deal in 2014, the Belgium international has still been able to make 98 appearances for the club across all competitions., "Liverpool 'Confident' Over New Divock Origi Contract Offer After Talks With Jurgen Klopp," 29 June 2019 The musical event, which is exclusively available to Prime members, will be available in over 200 countries and will be available to watch the next day on-demand for a limited time. Lauren Huff,, "Taylor Swift to headline Amazon Prime Day concert hosted by Jane Lynch," 27 June 2019 Members also can stream the concert on demand for a limited time afterward, perhaps to while away the hours until Amazon’s Prime Day sale, which starts at midnight July 15 and runs for 48 hours. Christie D'zurilla,, "Amazon’s Prime Day wants to lure you in with Taylor Swift concert," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of limited

1583, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of limited was in 1583

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English Language Learners Definition of limited

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


lim·​it·​ed | \ ˈli-mə-təd How to pronounce limited (audio) \

Kids Definition of limited

: small in number Picnic areas are limited.

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