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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?

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

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. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Do not always run away from the darkness! Remember the beautiful lakes which are hidden inside the dark caves! In the least expected places, there exist the most beautiful treasures!

  2. Zvi Schreiber:

    At the very least, Amazon will begin handling their own freight, the next stage would be to offer the service to third party clients.

  3. Shan Chang:

    We have been told the colostomy will have to stay in place for another few months, but at least he can now poo happily.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Every day spend at least an hour in a forest to stay healthy, and much more than this, to stay sane in this insane world!

  5. Li Yao:

    It's a good time for Sinopec to recoup at least part of its investment over the years and finance more pipeline capacity building while still able to maintain a controlling stake.

Images & Illustrations of least

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