Hypertext Webster Gateway: "limited"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Limit \Lim"it\ (l[i^]m"[i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Limited}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Limiting}.] [F. limiter, L. limitare, fr.
limes, limitis, limit; prob. akin to limen threshold, E.
eliminate; cf. L. limus sidelong.]
To apply a limit to, or set a limit for; to terminate,
circumscribe, or restrict, by a limit or limits; as, to limit
the acreage of a crop; to limit the issue of paper money; to
limit one's ambitions or aspirations; to limit the meaning of
a word.

{Limiting parallels} (Astron.), those parallels of latitude
between which only an occultation of a star or planet by
the moon, in a given case, can occur.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Limited \Lim"it*ed\ (l[i^]m"[i^]t*[e^]d), a.
Confined within limits; narrow; circumscribed; restricted;
as, our views of nature are very limited.

{Limited company}, a company in which the liability of each
shareholder is limited by the number of shares he has
taken, so that he can not be called on to contribute
beyond the amount of his shares. [Eng.] --Mozley & W.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: small in range or scope; "limited war"; "a limited success";
"a limited circle of friends" [ant: {unlimited}]
2: subject to limits or subjected to limits [syn: {circumscribed}]
3: including only a part
4: mediocre [syn: {modified}]
5: not excessive
6: having a specific function or scope; "a special (or
specific) role in the mission" [syn: {special}]
7: not unlimited; "a limited list of choices"

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