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Definition of "limited" []

  • Confined or restricted within certain limits: has only limited experience. (adjective)
  • Not attaining the highest goals or achievement: a limited success. (adjective)
  • Having only mediocre talent or range of ability: a popular but limited actor. (adjective)
  • Having governmental or ruling powers restricted by enforceable limitations, as a constitution or a legislative body: limited monarchy. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or being a limited company. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "limited" in a sentence
  • "But I can speak from experience as to how a term limited to notions of "Islamic fundamentalism" for the just protection of terrorist victims can fail us all."
  • "Samuel Johnson's 1755 Dictionary, the one that the Founders knew, illustrates its definition of "limited" with the phrase "limited monarchy," and, in so doing, reminds us that limiting monopolies was a key way in which British jurists checked the powers of their king."
  • "The term limited Speaker is a good humored wordsmith, almost always willing to engage and banter with us."