Lim·it v. t. [imp. & p. p. Limited; p. pr. & vb. n. Limiting.] 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.
Lim·it·ed 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.
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"