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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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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 Delaney:

    If I was running as a middle-aged white guy 30 years ago, I would have an advantage. Today, I don't, right ? as the father of four daughters, I'm really excited that at least the Democratic Party is at a point in its history where you don't get an advantage for being a white male, but you have to earn it.

  2. Kim Dong-yeon:

    At least 10 years will be guaranteed, we will make sure GM contributes to the South Korean economy by running normal operations for the long term.

  3. Rick Meckler:

    The choices for a lot of people remain stocks or bonds, and the resilience of stocks, even as rates have risen at least in the short run, has given people confidence that it's the better place of the two to be.

  4. Mark Ohl:

    This boom, it's over, at least it feels that way, but if you don't know the oil industry is cyclical, you're an idiot.

  5. Christian Milz:

    Doctors have not yet given a detailed prognosis about his recovery, but it is expected that he will remain in the hospital for at least one week and then undergo a significant period of rehabilitation.

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