limited

adjective lim·it·ed \ ˈli-mə-təd \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of limited

1 a : 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

limitedly

adverb

limitedness

noun

Examples of limited in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of limited

1583

Other Railroad Terms


LIMITED Defined for English Language Learners

limited

adjective

Definition of limited for English Language Learners

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


LIMITED Defined for Kids

limited

adjective lim·it·ed \ ˈli-mə-təd \

Definition of limited for Students

: small in number Picnic areas are limited.


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