Definitions of less

  1. To make less; to lessen.
  2. A termination expressing deprivation or destitution, often equivalent to " without"; as, harmless.
  3. A smaller portion or quantity.
  4. The inferior, younger, or smaller.
  5. A smaller quantity; a suffix meaning without; as, worthless, etc.
  6. A smaller portion: ( B.) the inferior or younger.
  7. A smaller portion; the younger or inferior.
  8. Not so much; a smaller portion; the inferior or younger.
  9. The inferior; a smaller portion.
  10. Unless.
  11. used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs; " less interesting"; " less expensive"; " less quickly"
  12. comparative of little; " she walks less than she should"; " he works less these days"
  13. Not so much; in a smaller or lower degree; as, less bright or loud; less beautiful.
  14. Not so much: in a lower degree.
  15. In inferior or smaller degree; not so much.
  16. ( nonstandard in some uses but often idiomatic with measure phrases; ` we had less apples' is not acceptable) fewer; " less than three weeks"; " no less than 50 people attended"; " in 25 words or less"
  17. ( comparative of ` little' usually used with mass nouns) quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree; " of less importance"; " less time to spend with the family"; " a shower uses less water"; " less than three years old"
  18. ( comparative of ` little' usually used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree; " of less importance"; " less time to spend with the family"; " a shower uses less water"; " less than three years old"
  19. ( 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"
  20. ( usually preceded by ` no') lower in esteem; " no less a person than the king himself"
  21. Comparative of little; not so much; smaller; made smaller by taking away; as, ten less seven.
  22. ( serves as comp. of LITTLE), Diminished: smaller.
  23. In a smaller degree.
  24. Smaller; not so large.
  25. Smaller; inferior.
  26. Comp. of little; smaller; not so large or great.
  27. Not so much; in a smaller or lower degree.
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