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Princeton's WordNet

  1. restrict, curtail, curb, cut back(verb)

    place restrictions on

    "curtail drinking in school"

  2. restrict(verb)

    place under restrictions; limit access to

    "This substance is controlled"

  3. restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle(verb)

    place limits on (extent or access)

    "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

  4. qualify, restrict(verb)

    make more specific

    "qualify these remarks"


  1. restrict(Verb)

    To restrain within bounds; to limit; to confine; as, to restrict worlds to a particular meaning; to restrict a patient to a certain diet.

  2. restrict(Verb)

    To consider (a function) as defined on a subset of its original domain.

    If we restrict sine to uE000158734uE001, we can define its inverse.

  3. Origin: From restrictus, perfect passive participle of restringo, from re- + stringo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Restrict(adj)


  2. Restrict(verb)

    to restrain within bounds; to limit; to confine; as, to restrict worlds to a particular meaning; to restrict a patient to a certain diet

  3. Origin: [L. restrictus, p. p. of restringere. See Restrain.]


  1. restrict

    In the C programming language, as of the C99 standard, restrict is a keyword that can be used in pointer declarations. The restrict keyword is a declaration of intent given by the programmer to the compiler. It says that for the lifetime of the pointer, only it or a value directly derived from it will be used to access the object to which it points. This limits the effects of pointer aliasing, aiding caching optimizations. If the declaration of intent is not followed and the object is accessed by an independent pointer, this will result in undefined behavior. The use of the restrict keyword in C, in principle, allows non-obtuse C to achieve the same performance as the same program written in Fortran.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Restrict

    rē-strikt′, v.t. to limit: to confine: to repress: to attach limitations.—adv. Restric′tedly.—n. Restric′tion, act of restricting: limitation: confinement.—adj. Restric′tive, having the power or tendency to restrict: astringent.—adv. Restric′tively.—n. Restric′tiveness, the state or quality of being restrictive. [Restrain.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'restrict' in Verbs Frequency: #484

Anagrams for restrict »

  1. stricter

  2. critters

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of restrict in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of restrict in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of restrict in a Sentence

  1. Vice Mayor Li Shixiang:

    Beijing wants to restrict the population to no more than 23 million by 2020.

  2. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders:

    I know there are currently laws in place in certain states that restrict that.

  3. Kathryn Kolbert:

    In later years, Kennedy has given states greater latitude to restrict abortion.

  4. Johnny Joey Jones:

    They look for a way to accommodate me — not a way to restrict me just because of liability.

  5. Steven Henry:

    These impediments are going to restrict sales - until they figure out a way not to restrict sales.

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