Definition of Less

1. Adjective. (comparative of 'little' usually used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree. "Less than three years old"

Language type: Comparative, Comparative Degree
Also: Little, Slight
Antonyms: More



2. Adverb. Used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs. "Less quickly"
Exact synonyms: To A Lesser Extent
Antonyms: More

3. Adjective. (usually preceded by 'no') lower in quality. "No less than perfect"
Similar to: Inferior

4. Adverb. Comparative of little. "He works less these days"
Antonyms: More

5. Adjective. (nonstandard in some uses but often idiomatic with measure phrases) fewer. "In 25 words or less"
Similar to: Fewer

Definition of Less

1. conj. Unless.

2. a. Smaller; not so large or great; not so much; shorter; inferior; as, a less quantity or number; a horse of less size or value; in less time than before.

3. adv. Not so much; in a smaller or lower degree; as, less bright or loud; less beautiful.

4. n. A smaller portion or quantity.

5. v. t. To make less; to lessen.

Definition of Less

1. Adverb. To smaller extent ¹

2. Adverb. In lower degree ¹

3. Adjective. (context: now archaic except with numbers) (comparative of little); smaller. (defdate from 11th c.) ¹

4. Adjective. A smaller amount (of); not as much. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

5. Adjective. (proscribed) A smaller number of; fewer. (defdate from 9th c.) ¹

6. Preposition. minus; not including ¹

7. Verb. (obsolete) To make less; to lessen. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Less

1. not as great in quantity or degree [adj LESSER, LEAST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Less

lese majesty
leses
lesion
lesional
lesioned
lesioning
lesionless
lesionlike
lesions
lesk
lesks
lesotho
lespedeza
lespedezas
lesquerolic acid
less (current term)
less'n
less(a)
less-traveled
less and less
less is more
less than
less than three
less than threed
less than threeing
less than threes
lessee
lessees
lessen
lessened

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