limited

If your gift certificate is only good for a limited amount of time, you have a specific number of days in which you can use it. Limited means short, small, or restricted by specific rules.

When a rock concert has a limited number of seats, you may not be able to count on sitting down for the show. Likewise, it's tricky to open a business in a city with a limited amount of retail space. The adjective limited, which comes from the verb limit, was originally used to describe certain train routes — a limited was a term for an express train the late 1800's.

Definitions of limited
1

adj subject to limits or subjected to limits

Synonyms:
circumscribed
restricted
subject to restriction or subjected to restriction

adj not unlimited

“a limited list of choices”
Synonyms:
finite
bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent

adj including only a part

Synonyms:
incomprehensive, noncomprehensive
not comprehensive

adj small in range or scope

limited war”
“a limited success”
“a limited circle of friends”
Synonyms:
minor, modest, pocket-size, pocket-sized, small, small-scale
limited in size or scope
narrow
limited in size or scope
narrow
not wide
Antonyms:
limitless, unlimited
having no limits in range or scope
bottomless
having no apparent limits or bounds
oceanic
resembling the ocean in apparent limitlessness in extent or degree
untrammeled, untrammelled
not confined or limited
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adj having a specific function or scope

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

adj mediocre

Synonyms:
modified
qualified
limited or restricted; not absolute

adj not excessive

Synonyms:
moderate
being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme

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

Synonyms:
express
Antonyms:
local
public transport consisting of a bus or train that stops at all stations or stops
Type of:
public transport
conveyance for passengers or mail or freight

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