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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leastadjective

    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 degreeadverb

    used to form the superlative

    "The garter snake is the least dangerous snake"

Wiktionary

  1. leastadverb

    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. Leastadjective

    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. Leastadverb

    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

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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. Lindsey Oliphant:

    I just feel like I can’t get a break, at least the kids are OK. From Jax I’ve learned you can’t take things for granted because it could be taken away with the blink of an eye.

  2. Developer Nic Johns:

    In developing' Am I Going Down ?' I wanted to present the fact that the vast majority of flights are incredibly low risk. Our app is meant as tool to help reassure fearful fliers. for my analysis I only include crashes where there was at least one passenger fatality -- which is the relevant stat for those with a fear of flying.

  3. Chief John O’Neill:

    I don’t think they were stray bullets. There were a few shots taken, and we have at least two bullet holes in the truck, now it’s going to be up to the police. Hopefully, the police will get on this and get someone right away and find out what’s going on and why they did it.

  4. Gilad Malach:

    At least 50 % say they are using sites outside of Orthodox sites -- [ the news websites ] Ynet and Haaretz -- and this is dangerous for the leadership, but it is an opportunity to get access to information.

  5. Elissa Strauss:

    We know kids today are more anxious than ever, and we know at least some of the reason why is that they don't have enough downtime, i'm all for some structure during this period, for both kids' sanity and parents', but I think we should balance it out with some good old fashioned messing around the house.

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