American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Confined or restricted within certain limits: has only limited experience.
- adj. Not attaining the highest goals or achievement: a limited success.
- adj. Having only mediocre talent or range of ability: a popular but limited actor.
- adj. Having governmental or ruling powers restricted by enforceable limitations, as a constitution or a legislative body: limited monarchy.
- adj. Of, relating to, or being a limited company.
- adj. 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Confined within limits; narrow; circumscribed.
- Allotted or appointed.
- In railroading, restricted as to number of cars (weight), or to the carrying of first-class passengers: said of a train.
- n. A limited express-train: as, the Chicago limited.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of limit.
- adj. With certain (often specified) limits placed upon it.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Confined within limits; narrow; circumscribed; restricted.
- adj. having a specific function or scope
- adj. mediocre.
- adj. not unlimited
- adj. including only a part
- adj. small in range or scope
- n. public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
- adj. subject to limits or subjected to limits
- adj. not excessive
“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.”
“In other words, prepare yourself to see the term limited release attached on some level to the US plans for ‘Imaginarium of Doctor Parnasus’.”
“KING: It's a bit early for this question, but what happens to the term limited governor of Montana when he's done?”
“My son, Paul Vallone, is running to replace the term limited Tony Avella in the 19th District, Queens County.”
“While both groups give lip service to the term limited government and use the same "conservative" label, they are very different creatures.”
“The term limited State Rep-tile Barrett believes she has a chance.”
“Nor was the word limited to economics: in the earliest entry in the OED, from a 1951 Archivum Linguisticum, a roundheeled lexicographer sneered at “linguistic dirigisme, standards of correctness in a constantly evolving language.””
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