- confined; limited.
- (of information, a document, etc.)
- bearing the classification restricted, usually the lowest level of classified information.
- limited to persons authorized to use information, documents, etc., so classified.Compare classification(def 5).
- limited to or admitting only members of a particular group or class: a restricted neighborhood; a restricted hotel.
Origin of restricted
- to confine or keep within limits, as of space, action, choice, intensity, or quantity.
Origin of restrict
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Examples from the Web for restricted
Under the terms of probation, Ai is restricted from participating in any form of interviews.The Agony and the Ecstasy of Ai Weiwei
May 15, 2014
This [Boko Haram] problem is restricted to three out of 36 states in the country.Boko Loco: A View From Nigeria
May 9, 2014
Russia also restricted what is left of the independent press.Ukraine’s Revolutionary Lesson for Russia
March 2, 2014
The bureaucratic system under President Yanukovych restricted most Western humanitarian programs for Ukraine, Bogomolets said.Ukraine’s Mother Teresa Of The Maidan
February 28, 2014
Also, the Google Glass was designed for full use, not partial, restricted use.Google Glass’s Insane, Terrifying Etiquette Guide
February 20, 2014
In every direction the view is restricted or terminated by walls of rock.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
And if love be restricted in its mission there is but failure.Fruitfulness
It is only applied because it is necessary, and its use is restricted to a bare minimum.Introduction to the Study of History
Charles V. Langlois
His means are countless, for they are restricted by no limitations.
Imports have been restricted, prices have gone up and taxation has increased.
- limited or confined
- not accessible to the general public or (esp US) out of bounds to military personnel
- British denoting or in a zone in which a speed limit or waiting restrictions for vehicles apply
- (often foll by to) to confine or keep within certain often specified limits or selected boundsto restrict one's drinking to the evening
Word Origin and History for restricted
"limited," 1830, past participle adjective from restrict; of documents, etc., "secret, not for public release" it is recorded from 1944. In U.S., restricted was a euphemism for "off-limits to Jews" (1947).
Manager: "I'm sorry, Mr. Marx, but we can't let you use the pool; this country club is restricted."
Groucho: "Well, my daughter's only half-Jewish; could she go in up to her knees?" [there are many versions and variations of this story, dating back to 1970s]