Confined or restricted within certain limits: has only limited experience. Not attaining the highest goals or achievement: a limited success. Having only mediocre talent or range of ability: a popular but limited actor. Having governmental or ruling powers restricted by enforceable limitations, as a constitution or a legislative body: limited monarchy. Of, relating to, or being a limited company. Of, relating to, or being transportation facilities, such as trains or buses, that make few stops and carry relatively few passengers. A limited train or bus.