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Little

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Noun

1. little

a small amount or duration

Example Sentences:
'he accepted the little they gave him'

Adjective

3. little, slight

(quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with a') at least some

Example Sentences:
'little rain fell in May'
'gave it little thought'
'little time is left'
'we still have little money'
'a little hope remained'
'there's slight chance that it will work'
'there's a slight chance it will work'

4. little, small

(of children and animals) young, immature

Example Sentences:
'what a big little boy you are'
'small children'

5. fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, niggling, petty, picayune, piddling, piffling, trivial

(informal) small and of little importance

Example Sentences:
'a fiddling sum of money'
'a footling gesture'
'our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war'
'a little (or small) matter'
'a dispute over niggling details'
'limited to petty enterprises'
'piffling efforts'
'giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction'

6. little, small

(of a voice) faint

Example Sentences:
'a little voice'
'a still small voice'

7. little, short

low in stature; not tall

Example Sentences:
'he was short and stocky'
'short in stature'
'a short smokestack'
'a little man'

8. little, minuscule, small

lowercase

Example Sentences:
'little a'
'small a'
'e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters'

9. little

small in a way that arouses feelings (of tenderness or its opposite depending on the context)

Example Sentences:
'a nice little job'
'bless your little heart'
'my dear little mother'
'a sweet little deal'
'I'm tired of your petty little schemes'
'filthy little tricks'
'what a nasty little situation'

Adverb

10. little

not much

Example Sentences:
'he talked little about his family'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Little

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determiner
1. (often preceded by a)
a. 
a small quantity, extent, or duration of
the little hope there is left
very little milk
b. 
(as pronoun)
save a little for me
2. 
not much
little damage was done
3.  make little of
4.  not a little
5.  quite a little
6.  think little of
adjective
7. 
of small or less than average size
8. 
young
a little boy
our little ones
9. 
endearingly familiar; dear
my husband's little ways
10. 
contemptible, mean, or disagreeable
your filthy little mind
11. 
(of a region or district) resembling another country or town in miniature
little Venice
12.  little game
13.  no little
adverb
14. (usually preceded by a)
in a small amount; to a small extent or degree; not a lot
to laugh a little
15. (used preceding a verb)
not at all, or hardly
he little realized his fate
16. 
not much or often
we go there very little now
17.  little by little

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Little

see synonyms of little
adjectiveWord forms: ˈlittler or less or ˈlesser, ˈlittlest or least
1. 
small in size; not big, large, or great
2. 
small in amount, number, or degree; not much
3. 
short in duration or distance; brief; not long
4. 
small in importance or power
the rights of the little man
5. 
small in force, intensity, etc.; weak
6. 
trivial; trifling
7. 
lacking in breadth of vision; narrow-minded; illiberal
a little mind
8. 
young
said of children or animals
9. 
younger
her little brother
adverbWord forms: less or least
10. 
in a small degree; to a slight extent; only slightly; not much
11. 
not in the least
he little suspects the plot
noun
12. 
a. 
small amount, degree, etc.
often used with a and having adverbial force
a little crazy
b. 
not much
little will be done about it
13. 
a short time or distance

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Little

see synonyms of little
adj. lit·tler or less (lĕs) also less·er (lĕsər), lit·tlest or least (lēst)
1.
a. Small in size: a little dining room.
b. Small in quantity or extent: a little money; a little work on the side. See Synonyms at small.
2. Short in extent or duration; brief: There is little time left.
3. Unimportant; trivial: a little matter.
4. Narrow; petty: mean little comments; a little mind consumed with trivia.
5. Having scant power or influence; of minor status: just a little clerk in the records office.
6.
a. Being at an early stage of growth; young: a little child.
b. Younger or youngest. Used especially of a sibling: My little brother is leaving for college next week.
adv. less or lesser, least
1. Not much; scarcely: works long hours, sleeping little.
2. Not in the least; not at all: They little expected such a generous gift.
n.
1. A small quantity or amount: Give me a little.
2. Something much less than all: I know little of their history.
3. A short distance or time: a little down the road; waited a little.

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