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Less meaning

less - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( nonstandard in some uses but often idiomatic with measure phrases) fewer; " less than three weeks"; " no less than 50 people attended"; " in 25 words or less"
  2. 2. Unless.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Not so much; in a smaller or lower degree; as, less bright or loud; less beautiful.
  5. 5. A smaller portion or quantity.
  6. 6. The inferior, younger, or smaller.
  7. 7. To make less; to lessen.
  8. 8. A smaller portion; the younger or inferior.
  9. 9. In a smaller degree.
  10. 10. Smaller; not so large.

less - examples of usage

  1. A soldier's daughter could be no more, nor less. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. My father would understand even less than my mother. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. And the less talk there is the better." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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