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lim·it·ed

 (lĭm′ĭ-tĭd)
adj.
1. Confined or restricted within certain limits: has only limited experience.
2.
a. Not attaining the highest goals or achievement: a limited success.
b. Having only mediocre talent or range of ability: a popular but limited actor.
3. Having governmental or ruling powers restricted by enforceable limitations, as a constitution or a legislative body: limited monarchy.
4. Abbr. Ltd. Of or relating to a limited company.
5. Of, relating to, or being transportation facilities, such as trains or buses, that make few stops and carry relatively few passengers.
n.
A limited train or bus.

lim′i·ted·ly adv.
lim′i·ted·ness n.

limited

(ˈlɪmɪtɪd)
adj
1. having a limit; restricted; confined
2. without fullness or scope; narrow
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (of governing powers, sovereignty, etc) restricted or checked, by or as if by a constitution, laws, or an assembly: limited government.
4. (Railways) US and Canadian (of a train) stopping only at certain stations and having only a set number of cars for passengers
5. (Commerce) chiefly Brit (of a business enterprise) owned by shareholders whose liability for the enterprise's debts is restricted
n
(Railways) US and Canadian a limited train, bus, etc
ˈlimitedly adv
ˈlimitedness n

lim•it•ed

(ˈlɪm ɪ tɪd)

adj.
1. confined within limits; restricted or circumscribed.
2. restricted in governing powers prescribed in laws and in a constitution: a limited monarchy.
3. unimaginative; lacking originality.
4. Chiefly Brit.
a. (of a business firm) owned by stockholders, each having a restricted liability for the company's debts.
b. (usu. cap.) incorporated; Inc. Abbr.: Ltd.
5. (of trains, buses, etc.) making only a limited number of stops en route.
n.
6. a limited train, bus, etc.
[1545–55]
lim′it•ed•ly, adv.
lim′it•ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.limited - public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops; "he caught the express to New York"
public transport - conveyance for passengers or mail or freight
Adj.1.limited - small in range or scope; "limited war"; "a limited success"; "a limited circle of friends"
narrow - not wide; "a narrow bridge"; "a narrow line across the page"
unlimited, limitless - having no limits in range or scope; "to start with a theory of unlimited freedom is to end up with unlimited despotism"- Philip Rahv; "the limitless reaches of outer space"
2.limited - subject to limits or subjected to limits
restricted - subject to restriction or subjected to restriction; "of restricted importance"
3.limited - including only a part
incomprehensive, noncomprehensive - not comprehensive
4.limited - mediocre
qualified - limited or restricted; not absolute; "gave only qualified approval"
5.limited - not excessive
moderate - being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme; "moderate prices"; "a moderate income"; "a moderate fine"; "moderate demands"; "a moderate estimate"; "a moderate eater"; "moderate success"; "a kitchen of moderate size"; "the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart"
6.limited - having a specific function or scope; "a special (or specific) role in the mission"
specific - (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique; "rules with specific application"; "demands specific to the job"; "a specific and detailed account of the accident"
7.limited - not unlimited; "a limited list of choices"
finite - bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent

limited

adjective
1. restricted, controlled, fixed, defined, checked, bounded, confined, curbed, hampered, constrained, finite, circumscribed They have a limited amount of time to get their point across.
restricted unlimited, limitless, boundless, unrestricted
2. narrow, little, small, restricted, slight, inadequate, minimal, insufficient, unsatisfactory, scant The shop has a very limited selection.

limited

adjective
1. Kept within certain limits:
2. Having distinct limits:
3. Not broad or elevated in scope or understanding:
4. Having the restricted outlook often characteristic of geographic isolation:
5. Not total, unlimited, or wholehearted:
Translations
مَحْدودمَحْدود الضَّمان
omezenýs.r.o
A/Saktieselskabbegrænset
korlátolt felelõsségû társaság
hlutafélagtakmarkaîur
s ručením obmedzeným
omejen
kısıtlılimited şirketsınırlı

limited

[ˈlɪmɪtɪd]
A. ADJ
1. (= small) [number, space] → limitado; [resources] → limitado, escaso; [range, scope] → limitado, reducido
we only have a limited amount of timesólo contamos con una cantidad de tiempo limitada
to a limited extenthasta cierto punto
"for a limited period only"sólo por un periodo limitado
2. (= restricted) → limitado
she feels very limited in her jobse siente muy limitada en su trabajo
he has limited use of one armtiene algo de movilidad en un brazo
the choice is limitedhay poca elección
3. (esp Brit) (Jur, Comm) (in company names) Hourmont Travel LimitedHourmont Travel, Sociedad Anónima
B. CPD limited company N (esp Brit) (Comm, Jur) → sociedad f anónima, sociedad f limitada
limited edition N [of book] → edición f limitada; [of picture, record] → tirada f limitada; [of car] → serie f limitada
limited liability N (esp Brit) (Jur) → responsabilidad f limitada
limited partnership N (Comm) → sociedad f limitada, sociedad f en comandita
see also public C

limited

[ˈlɪmɪtɪd] adj [amount, number, extent, degree] → limité(e)
to be limited to sth/sb → être limité à qn/qchlimited company n (British) (also private limited company) → société f à responsabilité limitéelimited edition n
[poster, print] → tirage m limité
[book] → édition f à tirage limitélimited liability company n (British)société f à responsabilité limitée

limited

adj
improvement, number, amount, resources, rangebegrenzt, beschränkt; intelligence, knowledge alsomäßig; personbeschränkt; this offer is for a limited period onlydieses Angebot ist (zeitlich) befristet or gilt nur für kurze Zeit; in a more limited sensein engerem Sinn; this is only true in a limited sense or to a limited extentdies ist nur in gewissem Maße wahr; he can only get about/look after himself to a limited extenter kann sich nur eingeschränkt bewegen/sich nur teilweise selber versorgen; they are getting together again to a limited extentsie haben sich bis zu einem gewissen Punkt versöhnt
(esp Brit Comm) liability, right, authoritybeschränkt; ABC Travel Limited˜ ABC-Reisen GmbH

limited

:
limited company
n (esp Brit Comm) → ˜ Gesellschaft fmit beschränkter Haftung
limited edition
nlimitierte Auflage; (of car)limitierte Serie
limited liability company
n (esp Brit Comm) = limited company
limited parking zone
nKurzparkzone f
limited partner
n (esp Brit Comm) → Kommanditist(in) m(f)
limited partnership
n (esp Brit Comm) → ˜ Kommanditgesellschaft f

limited

[ˈlɪmɪtɪd] adjlimitato/a, ristretto/a; (means, income) → scarso/a
to a limited extent → entro certi limiti, fino a un certo punto
they are limited in what they can do → hanno una possibilità di agire limitata
limited edition → edizione f numerata

limit

(ˈlimit) noun
1. the farthest point or place; the boundary. There was no limit to his ambition.
2. a restriction. We must put a limit on our spending.
verb
to set a restriction on. We must limit the amount of time we spend on this work.
ˌlimiˈtation noun
1. an act of limiting.
2. a lack, eg of a particular facility, ability etc. We all have our limitations.
ˈlimited adjective
1. (negative unlimited) not very great, large etc; restricted. My experience is rather limited.
2. (with capital, abbreviated to Ltd. when written) a word used in the titles of certain companies. West. and R. Chambers Ltd.
ˈlimitless adjective

limited

a. limitado-a, restricto-a;
___ activityactividad ___;
___ autopsyautopsia parcial.
References in classic literature ?
Her story was as full of desperation and despair as her limited acquaintance with those uncomfortable emotions enabled her to make it, and having located it in Lisbon, she wound up with an earthquake, as a striking and appropriate denouement.
The garden that had been so mysterious and vast, a place that with Seth beside her might have become the background for strange and wonderful adven- tures, now seemed no more than an ordinary Wines- burg back yard, quite definite and limited in its outlines.
The party went aboard the steamer, which was a large freight vessel, carrying a limited number of passengers, and late one afternoon swung down New York Bay.
The imagery of the Indian, both in his poetry and in his oratory, is oriental; chastened, and perhaps improved, by the limited range of his practical knowledge.
There was only one earth, and the quantity of material things was limited.
The progress from an absolute to a limited monarchy, from a limited monarchy to a democracy, is a progress toward a true respect for the individual.
The truth is, Alisande, these archaics are a little TOO simple; the vocabulary is too limited, and so, by consequence, descriptions suffer in the matter of variety; they run too much to level Saharas of fact, and not enough to picturesque detail; this throws about them a certain air of the monotonous; in fact the fights are all alike: a couple of people come together with great random -- random is a good word, and so is exegesis, for that matter, and so is holocaust, and de- falcation, and usufruct and a hundred others, but land
According to Jim Baker, some animals have only a limited education, and some use only simple words, and scarcely ever a comparison or a flowery figure; whereas, certain other animals have a large vocabulary, a fine command of language and a ready and fluent delivery; consequently these latter talk a great deal; they like it; they are so conscious of their talent, and they enjoy "showing off.
By birth she belonged to Highbury: and when at three years old, on losing her mother, she became the property, the charge, the consolation, the fondling of her grandmother and aunt, there had seemed every probability of her being permanently fixed there; of her being taught only what very limited means could command, and growing up with no advantages of connexion or improvement, to be engrafted on what nature had given her in a pleasing person, good understanding, and warmhearted, wellmeaning relations.
He really felt conscientiously vexed on the occasion; for the very exertion to which he had limited the performance of his promise to his father was by this arrangement rendered impracticable.
Our adieux were limited to a hasty bow, and then I pushed forward, trusting to my own resources; for the porter's lodge is untenanted as yet.
The extracts from the will stood highest on the page; they were limited to those few touching words in which the dead father begged his children's forgiveness for the stain on their birth, and implored them to remember the untiring love and care by which he had striven to atone for it.