restrict

  • 1 restrict — re‧strict [rɪˈstrɪkt] verb [transitive] to limit or put controls on the amount, size, or range of something: restrict something to something • The bank imposed a ruling, restricting credit increases to 2.5%. • laws that restrict public employee… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 restrict — re·strict vt 1: to subject to bounds or limits restrict the height of buildings restrict visitation rights 2: to place under restrictions as to use or distribution restrict ed the land to recreational use Merriam Webster’s Dictio …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Restrict — Re*strict , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Restricted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Restricting}.] To restrain within bounds; to limit; to confine; as, to restrict worlds to a particular meaning; to restrict a patient to a certain diet. [1913 Webster] Syn: To limit;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Restrict — Re*strict , a. [L. restrictus, p. p. of restringere. See {Restrain}.] Restricted. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 restrict — (v.) 1530s, from L. restrictus, pp. of restringere (see RESTRICTION (Cf. restriction)). Regarded 18c. as a Scottishism. Related: RESTRICTED (Cf. Restricted); restricting …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 restrict — *limit, circumscribe, confine Analogous words: bind, *tie: *contract, shrink: *restrain, curb, check Contrasted words: *extend, lengthen: *expand, amplify, swell: enlarge, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 restrict — [v] confine, limit situation or ability to participate bind, bottle up, bound, chain, check, circumscribe, come down on, constrict, contain, contract, cool down, cramp, curb, decrease, define, delimit, delimitate, demarcate, demark, diminish,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 restrict — ► VERB 1) put a limit on; keep under control. 2) deprive of freedom of movement or action. ORIGIN Latin restringere tie back …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 restrict — [ri strikt′] vt. [< L restrictus, pp. of restringere: see RESTRAIN] to keep within certain limits; put certain limitations on; confine SYN. LIMIT …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 restrict — verb ADVERB ▪ greatly, seriously (esp. BrE), severely, sharply (esp. BrE), significantly ▪ further ▪ The government is considering new laws which will further restrict people s access to firearms …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 restrict — [[t]rɪstrɪ̱kt[/t]] restricts, restricting, restricted 1) VERB If you restrict something, you put a limit on it in order to reduce it or prevent it becoming too great. [V n] There is talk of raising the admission requirements to restrict the… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 Restrict — In the C programming language, as of the C99 standard, restrict is a keyword which may be used when declaring pointers. The restrict keyword is a message from the programmer to the compiler saying this is the only pointer to that memory block .… …

    Wikipedia

  • 13 restrict — re|strict W3S3 [rıˈstrıkt] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of restringere; RESTRAIN] 1.) to limit or control the size, amount, or range of something ▪ The new law restricts the sale of hand guns. ▪ You may need to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 restrict */*/ — UK [rɪˈstrɪkt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms restrict : present tense I/you/we/they restrict he/she/it restricts present participle restricting past tense restricted past participle restricted 1) to keep something within strict limits Travel… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 restrict — re|strict [ rı strıkt ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to keep something within strict limits: Travel is a dream of mine, but a busy working life has restricted my opportunities. restrict something to something: Doctors have restricted the number of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 restrict — verb a) To restrain within bounds; to limit; to confine; as, to restrict worlds to a particular meaning; to restrict a patient to a certain diet. If we restrict sine to , we can define its inverse. b) To consider (a function) as …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 restrict — /rI strIkt/ verb (T) 1 SIZE/AMOUNT/RANGE to limit or control the size, amount, or range of something: The new law restricts the sale of hand guns. | restrict sth to: The speaker restricted her remarks to (=only talked about) the health care… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 restrict — /rɪ strɪkt/ verb to limit or to impose controls on ● to restrict credit ● to restrict the flow of trade or to restrict imports ● We are restricted to twenty staff by the size of our offices …

    Marketing dictionary in english

  • 19 restrict — /rɪ strɪkt/ verb to limit something or to impose controls on something ● to restrict credit ● to restrict the flow of trade or to restrict imports ● We are restricted to twenty staff by the size of our offices. ♦ to sell into a restricted market… …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 20 restrict — v. (D; refl., tr.) to restrict to (the chair restricted discussion to items on the official agenda; she restricted herself to two meals a day) * * * [rɪ strɪkt] (D; refl., tr.) to restrict to (the chair restricted discussion to items on the… …

    Combinatory dictionary