Definitions of least

  1.   Superlative of little; smallest in degree, size, etc.
  2.   Smallest, either in size or degree; shortest; lowest; most unimportant; as, the least insect; the least mercy; the least space.
  3.   Superl. In the lowest or smallest degree.
  4.   In the smallest or lowest degree.
  5.   used to form the superlative; " The garter snake is the least dangerous snake"
  6.   In the smallest or lowest degree; in a degree below all others; as, to reward those who least deserve it.
  7.   minimal in magnitude; " lowest wages"; " the least amount of fat allowed"; " the smallest amount"
  8.   having or being distinguished by diminutive size; " the least bittern"
  9.   ( serves as superl. of LITTLE), Little beyond all others: smallest.
  10.   ( superlative of ` little' used with mass nouns; usually preceded by ` the') quantifier meaning smallest in amount or extent or degree; " didn't care the least bit"; " he has the least talent of anyone"
  11.   In the smallest or lowest degree; in a degree below all others. At least, at the lowest degree.
  12.   In the lowest or smallest degree.
  13.   Superl. Smallest in size, value, etc.
  14.   Superl. of Little; smallest; little beyond others.
  15.   In the smallest degree.
  16.   Superlative of little; little beyond all others.
  17.   the superlative of ` little' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by ` the'; a quantifier meaning smallest in amount or extent or degree; " didn't care the least bit"; " he has the least talent of anyone"
  18.   In the lowest degree; in a degree below others; at least or at the least, at the lowest; to say no more.
  19.   See Lest, conj.

Quotes of least

  1. We are scheduled to meet this year fewer days than any Congress since at least 1948. And that is even before I was born. So far, we are in the 123rd day of this year, and yet we have only had 26 voting days in this body. That is a shame. – Jim Cooper
  2. Time travel may be achieved one day, or it may not. But if it is, it should not require any fundamental change in world -view, at least for those who broadly share the world view I am presenting in this book. – David Deutsch
  3. It's a lot easier to see, at least in some cases, what the long -term limits of the possible will be, because they depend on natural law. But it's much harder to see just what path we will follow in heading toward those limits. – K. Eric Drexler
  4. There is one crucial rule that must be followed in all creative meetings. Never speak first. At least at the start, your job is to shut up. – William Goldman
  5. In 1916 I was discharged from military service, or rather, given a sort of leave of absence on the understanding that I might be recalled within a few months. And so I was a free man, at least for a while. – George Grosz
  6. I know Dark Phoenix is a huge part of the X -Men saga, so I'm assuming they're at least going to want to touch on it, but I don't know and I don't know whether I would want to be involved. That depends on many different things. – Famke Janssen
  7. And apparently things like a Vindaloo curry are out for the rest of my life, or at least a long time. – Lara St. John
  8. I toyed with the idea of going to find another war where I could at least feel alive. I was so numb that it took terror to make me feel anything. – Bess Jones
  9. A telephone survey says that 51 percent of college students drink until they pass out at least once a month. The other 49 percent didn't answer the phone. – Craig Kilborn
  10. The guest gets at least as much service with us as with some established airline, if not even more. And at by far a favourable price. Thus the passengers remain gladly with us. – Niki Lauda
  11. You could just do independent movies, but I like bigger kind of studio movies, at least some of them. – Ray Liotta
  12. Superstitions and belief in magic are perennial in just the same way as religion, and something near to being universal among mankind; and why this is so may be interesting, but in most cases the beliefs themselves are devoid of interesting content, at least to me. – Bryan Magee
  13. I do that mostly because I believe that the fantasy business is in terrible trouble right now, for several reasons, not the least of which being the almost Democrat vs. Republican mentality of readers on the Internet. – R. A. Salvatore
  14. They that govern the most make the least noise. – John Selden
  15. I think that men know how to romance a woman and most do it well, at least for a time, otherwise women wouldn't marry them. The problem is that most of them begin to rest on their laurels. – Nicholas Sparks

Usage examples for least

  1. At least that is what Peter said. ” – The Adventures of Prickly Porky by Thornton W. Burgess
  2. “ No, Corsini was not in the least tired. ” – The Intriguers by William Le Queux
  3. It had never been in the least like this. ” – The Unbearable Bassington by Saki
  4. It seemed not- so far, at least as could be seen. ” – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  5. So try it, at least – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  6. So come any day and make your home with us at least for a time." ” – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  7. So at least it seemed to Miss Cursiter, the Head. ” – Superseded by May Sinclair
  8. Of that, at least she was sure. ” – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  9. That is the least of a chicken's wants. ” – Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road by Katharine Lee Bates
  10. “ I have not the least idea! ” – A Maker of History by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  11. At least in this room. ” – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  12. “ " Not in the least replied Graham. ” – My Little Lady by Eleanor Frances Poynter
  13. Or at least I thought- There, now, you see you are not sure. ” – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  14. “ I can thank you for that at least was Grant's answer. ” – The Cattle-Baron's Daughter by Harold Bindloss
  15. Justine must not know, after all- at least not yet. ” – The Sherrods by George Barr McCutcheon
  16. “ " At least I shall be out of the way," said Anna. ” – Vittoria, v8 by George Meredith
  17. At least wait one moment. ” – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  18. Please at least come and see what it's like. ” – The Princess Virginia by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  19. “ For her, at least it may be better so. ” – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell
  20. “ " Here at least she said, " is something that I know enough to do." ” – Fairy Prince and Other Stories by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

Idioms for least