re·​strict·​ed | \ ri-ˈstrik-təd How to pronounce restricted (audio) \

Definition of restricted

: subject or subjected to restriction: such as
a : not general : limited the decision had a restricted effect
b : available to the use of particular groups or specifically excluding others a restricted country club
c : not intended for general circulation or release a restricted document

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Other Words from restricted

restrictedly adverb

Examples of restricted in a Sentence

He is on a severely restricted diet. You have entered a restricted area.
Recent Examples on the Web Panhandling in the restricted area can lead to a fine of up to $500, community service and/or up to 6 months in jail, as determined by the municipal court. Christopher Harress |, al, "Mobile police officers appear to ridicule homeless people in viral Facebook post," 30 Dec. 2019 Officials say the plane violated airspace rules in the restricted area on Tuesday., "U.S. Capitol evacuated, White House locked down over small plane in restricted airspace," 26 Nov. 2019 Officials say the plane violated airspace rules in the restricted area., "Brief evacuation at Capitol over small plane - The Boston Globe," 26 Nov. 2019 He was set to become a restricted free agent at the end of the season. Daniel Oyefusi,, "Ravens sign FB/DL Patrick Ricard to extension through 2021," 3 Dec. 2019 Because of his injury history, the Pelicans did not agree to a rookie contract extension, making him a restricted free agent after this season., "Dwight Howard," 1 Dec. 2019 The Lakers extended a qualifying offer to power forward-center Johnathan Williams that made him a restricted free agent. Broderick Turner,, "Lakers set to open summer league play at California Classic in Sacramento," 30 June 2019 One suspect was named, a man who was seen earlier in a restricted area of the building and told by security to leave. Brian Lisik, cleveland, "Students at a non-violence seminar witness fight at hotel: Independence Police Blotter," 25 Nov. 2019 The wounded intruder and the injured officer were hospitalized after the struggle at about 4 a.m. Thursday in a restricted baggage-handling area outside the boarding gates of the main terminal serving domestic airlines, police Capt. Ken Ritter And Paul Davenport,, "Police shoot intruder on tarmac of Las Vegas airport," 22 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of restricted

circa 1550, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of restricted was circa 1550

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12 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Restricted.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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How to pronounce restricted (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of restricted

: having a set limit
: having definite rules about what or who is allowed and not allowed
: allowing use or entry by only certain people



Legal Definition of restricted

: subject or subjected to restriction a restricted area restricted use

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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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