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least

EN[liːst] [-iːst]
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    Definition of least in English Dictionary

  • AdverbBFlittleCOMlessCOMlesserCOMlittlerSUPlittlest
    1. Used for forming superlatives of adjectives, especially those that do not form the superlative by adding -est.
      1. It was the least surprising thing.
    2. In the smallest or lowest degree; in a degree below all others.
      1. to reward those who least deserve it
  • Preposition
    1. INF (nonstandard) At least.
    2. Determiner
      1. superlative form of little: most little;The smallest amount of.
        1. He earns the least money in his family.   Of all the sisters, she has the least patience.   I can only afford to pay the least of the bills. ‎
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • You don't think that claiming you have a 7-inch penis might be bending the truth just a little bit?
        • "Whyn't he tell me, the dang little fool?" "He did!" Mrs. Adams sobbed. "He did tell you, and you wouldn't give it to him."
        • I went to the beach to look at the sunbathers, at least some of whom went there to be looked at while they worked on their tans.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Little did anyone suspect that the military attaché was one of the world's craftiest spies.
        • Little grew on the farm, after the floods from the hurricane washed away the topsoil.
        • Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet, eating her curds and whey.
      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • When it was finally time to board, we got on the train to find out that we’d been put in business class. This was a turn up for the book, reclining seats and room to stretch out a little.
        • The members’ real innovation is their embrace of a Finnish polkalike genre called humppa, which sounds — well, like it sounds, more or less.
        • Generally those with more responsibility outearn those with less.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Phrases
        • Prepositional phrases
        • Adjectives
          • Adjective forms
            • Adjective superlative forms
          • Adverbs
            • Degree adverbs
            • Determiners
              • Prepositions
                • Prepositional phrases
              Related Links:
              1. en leastways
              2. en leastest
              3. en leastness
              4. en leastwise
              5. en leastaways
              Source: Wiktionary
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              Meaning of least for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "least" is a phrase, more specifically, a prepositional phrase. It's also an adjective, more specifically, an adjective form. It's also an adverb, more specifically, a degree adverb. It's also a determiner. It's also a preposition, more specifically, a prepositional phrase.
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