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Little meaning

little - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. Short in duration; brief; as, a little sleep.
  2. 2. Small in quantity or amount; not much; as, a little food; a little air or water.
  3. 3. Small in dignity, power, or importance; not great; insignificant; contemptible.
  4. 4. Small in force or efficiency; not strong; weak; slight; inconsiderable; as, little attention or exertion; little effort; little care or diligence.
  5. 5. Small in extent of views or sympathies; narrow; shallow; contracted; mean; illiberal; ungenerous.
  6. 6. That which is little; a small quantity, amount, space, or the like.
  7. 7. A small degree or scale; miniature.
  8. 8. Small in size or extent; not big; diminutive; - opposed to big or large; as, a little body; a little animal; a little piece of ground; a little hill; a little distance; a little child.
  9. 9. In a small quantity or degree; not much; slightly; somewhat; - often with a preceding it.
  10. 10. A small quantity or extent.
  11. 11. Small in size or quantity; contemptible.
  12. 12. To a small degree.

little - examples of usage

  1. You see, there was little Mrs. Peter. - "Mrs. Peter Rabbit", Thornton W. Burgess.
  2. Be that little Norrer Veale? - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. I do think that's little Norrer Veale, but I ben't sure. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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