What does least mean?

Definitions for least
listleast

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word least.

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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say least in sign language?

  1. least

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. Ron Blankstein:

    I think the important message is at the very least, you need to pay attention to your underlying risk factors for heart disease, smoking, diabetes and high cholesterol, and if you have erectile dysfunction to make sure that you're treating those even more aggressively.

  2. Spencer Arebalo:

    We’re counting on being closed at least one more day.

  3. Arnaud Masset:

    We don't expect the Fed to make a move before at least the end of the summer.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    There would have been certainly less employee attrition & internal friction, lesser competition creation because of the least number of entrepreneur incubation outside their companies in the market; if those employers had recruited, recognized, rewarded and retained the right talent at the right position within their organisation at any point of time in any generation.

  5. Roberto Perli:

    The center of the committee will likely recognize that the data do not suggest any material slowdown in the U.S. economy and that financial markets have stabilized, at least for now, the best course of action in this situation is to leave rate hikes on the table at the next couple of meetings.

Images & Illustrations of least

  1. leastleastleastleastleast

Popularity rank by frequency of use

least#1#710#10000

Translations for least

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for least »

Translation

Find a translation for the least definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these least definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "least." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 21 Apr. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/least>.

    Are we missing a good definition for least? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    occurring from time to time
    • A. occasional
    • B. opaque
    • C. sought
    • D. plush

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for least:


    Definitions.net

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.