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LIMITED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does limited mean? 

LIMITED (noun)
  The noun LIMITED has 1 sense:

1. public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops

  Familiarity information: LIMITED used as a noun is very rare.


LIMITED (adjective)
  The adjective LIMITED has 7 senses:

1. small in range or scope
2. subject to limits or subjected to limits
3. including only a part
4. mediocre
5. not excessive
6. having a specific function or scope
7. not unlimited

  Familiarity information: LIMITED used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


LIMITED (noun)


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Meaning:

Public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

limited; express

Context example:

he caught the express to New York

Hypernyms ("limited" is a kind of...):

public transport (conveyance for passengers or mail or freight)


LIMITED (adjective)


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Meaning:

Small in range or scope

Context examples:

limited war / a limited success / a limited circle of friends

Similar:

narrow; minor; modest; pocket-size; pocket-sized; small; small-scale (limited in size or scope)

controlled; restricted (curbed or regulated)

constricted (inhibited)

Also:

narrow (not wide)

Antonym:

unlimited (having no limits in range or scope)


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Meaning:

Subject to limits or subjected to limits

Synonyms:

circumscribed; limited

Similar:

restricted (subject to restriction or subjected to restriction)


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Meaning:

Including only a part

Similar:

incomprehensive; noncomprehensive (not comprehensive)


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Meaning:

Mediocre

Synonyms:

modified; limited

Similar:

qualified (limited or restricted; not absolute)


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Meaning:

Not excessive

Similar:

moderate (being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme)


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Meaning:

Having a specific function or scope

Synonyms:

special; limited

Context example:

a special (or specific) role in the mission

Similar:

specific ((sometimes followed by 'to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique)


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Meaning:

Not unlimited

Context example:

a limited list of choices

Similar:

finite (bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent)


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