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 Pepper, who was scheduled to be a restricted free agent, will be back in 2021 along with the team’s other specialists, kicker Robbie Gould and punter Mitch Wishnowsky, who is also the holder on field goals. Eric Branch, San Francisco Chronicle, "49ers sign well-traveled Taybor Pepper to contract extension," 4 Feb. 2021 As a restricted free agent then, Gray wanted to test the waters. Erica L. Ayala, New York Times, "The Biggest W.N.B.A. Free-Agency Moves," 1 Feb. 2021 Wheeler, a restricted free agent who was a backup offensive linemanlayed in five games for Seattle in 2020. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Seahawks’ Chad Wheeler arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence," 27 Jan. 2021 The Warriors would have no interest in Ball, who will become a restricted free agent at the end of the season. Bruce Jenkins,, "Warriors reportedly talked Kelly Oubre trade with Pelicans: Tempting, but a dead end?," 26 Jan. 2021 Cornerback Darious Williams, who had a team-best four interceptions, is a restricted free agent. Gary Klein Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Andrew Whitworth says Cam Akers has groundwork to lead Rams into future," 20 Jan. 2021 In the summer of 2019, Honka did not sign a contract as a restricted free agent and did not report to training camp, instead requesting a trade from the organization. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "Stars waive former first-round pick Julius Honka signaling possible end to his run with Dallas," 20 Jan. 2021 Alie-Cox reaches the free-agent market as a restricted free agent. Matt Goul, cleveland, "NFL free agents 2021: Top 50 players, potential fits for the Browns," 19 Jan. 2021 Biden also added South Africa to the list of restricted countries, David Shepardson reports for Reuters. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "What Experts Know About the Current Coronavirus Variants," 28 Jan. 2021

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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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19 Feb 2021

Cite this Entry

“Restricted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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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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