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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

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

  2. Least(adverb)

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

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

  3. Least

    see Lest, conj

    Etymology: [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?

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    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. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause who at best, if he wins, knows the thrills of high achievement, and, if he fails, at least fails daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

  2. Chris Barker:

    The biggest risk is a collective one, the probability that at least some travelers to Rio will get Zika is significant.

  3. Cristian Quiros:

    They can at least buy food and survive while waiting to see what will happen, we don't know when this will end.

  4. The Dolphin Project:

    While we cannot explain the reason for her behavior, the juxtaposition of a previously-wild orca against the stark backdrop of the park’s performance area is unsettling, to say the least.

  5. Anthony DiPietro:

    We know that at least two women that came forward were lied to by the district attorney's office and told that they were outside of the criminal statute of limitations, we can compare the medical records of when they were abused with the date that the final plea was entered. The statute of limitations was still intact for those patients, but Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance made the decision to not prosecute Robert Hadden for those assaults.

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