from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of limit.
  • adj. With certain (often specified) limits placed upon it.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Confined within limits; narrow; circumscribed; restricted.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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


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