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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. Steve Daines:

    At the very least, I urge President Biden to do what the Obama administration refused to do and submit the Paris Agreement to the Senate for consideration as required under the Constitution.

  2. Eric Feinberg:

    I am not surprised by these numbers [released by Irdeto] – that’s right in line with what we saw, some of the Facebook streams had 20,000, 30,000 views – I saw at least 25 individual Facebook Live unique video streams.

  3. Ryan Hampton:

    This decision is a kick in the gut to our community, we deserve to have our day in court with Purdue. The parents, the families, the survivors deserve at least that. And Oklahoma stripped that from us today.

  4. Laura Riley:

    I think the conversation needs to be that there is data to suggest that a short interpregnancy interval increases poor pregnancy outcomes, and so people will make decisions based on that information, but at least we can still have that discussion.

  5. Charles F. Kettering:

    Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. usurious
    • B. askant
    • C. commensal
    • D. ostensive

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