What does Least mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. least(adj)

    something that is of no importance

    "it is the least I can do"; "that is the least of my concerns"

  2. least(a)(adverb)

    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"

  3. least, to the lowest degree(adverb)

    used to form the superlative

    "The garter snake is the least dangerous snake"

Wiktionary

  1. least(Adverb)

    Used for forming superlatives of adjectives, especially those that do not form the superlative by adding -est.

    It was the least surprising thing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Least(adj)

    smallest, either in size or degree; shortest; lowest; most unimportant; as, the least insect; the least mercy; the least space

  2. Least(adverb)

    in the smallest or lowest degree; in a degree below all others; as, to reward those who least deserve it

  3. Least

    see Lest, conj

  4. Origin: [OE. last, lest, AS. lsast, lsest, superl. of lssa less. See Less, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Least

    lēst, adj. (serves as superl. of Little) little beyond all others: smallest.—adv. in the smallest or lowest degree.—advs. Least′ways, Least′wise, at least: however.—At least, or At the least, at the lowest estimate: at any rate. [A.S. læst, contr. from læsast, from læssa (adj.), less, læs (adv.).]

  2. Least

    lēst, conj. (Spens.). Same as Lest.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Least' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2292

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Least' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3617

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Least' in Adverbs Frequency: #186

Anagrams for Least »

  1. astel, lates, leats, salet, setal, slate, stale, steal, stela, taels, tales, teals, tesla

How to pronounce Least?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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How to say Least in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Least in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Least in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Least in a Sentence

  1. Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin:

    Being realistic, given recent events, I cannot now foresee an announcement (on airport capacity in southeast England) until at least October.

  2. John Banzhaf:

    In all too many cases, we have political correctness now becoming political craziness, students are making demands -- faculty, deans, presidents are yielding, resigning [to them]. At the very least, they hold meetings and conferences. We didn't do that. Student groups made more than a dozen literally crazy demands with no rational basis and our university ignored them and nothing has happened.

  3. Stephen Brennock:

    Oil prices should eventually resume their upward journey but it will be a subdued affair with the huge stock overhang tempering gains until the end of next year at the very least.

  4. Brian Quinn:

    (CBS is) at least sending the signal and creating evidence they had the best interests of everyone in mind, and not her.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    Although the last, not least.

Images & Illustrations of Least

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