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least

EN[liːst] [-iːst]
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  • Least may refer to:
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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
        • He needs to get a grip if he's getting that angry over such a little thing.
        • Whoopie Ti Yi Yo git along little dogies. It's your misfortune and none of my own.
        • The break-in became the crime of the century, at least in the newspapers.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Little grew on the farm, after the floods from the hurricane washed away the topsoil.
        • Little did anyone suspect that the military attaché was one of the world's craftiest spies.
        • 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.
        • ...do you think you could lower that candle-shade just a little?
        • 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 leastwise
              4. en leastness
              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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