less meaning

EN[lɛs] [-ɛs]
  • Less or LESS may refer to:
  • Less (band), a band from the San Francisco bay area
  • Less (stylesheet language), a dynamic stylesheet language
  • less (Unix), a Unix utility program
  • Acronyms:
  • Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS), a way of scaling Scrum (software development) in multi-team multi-project environments
  • Lunar Escape Systems, a series of proposed emergency spacecraft for the Apollo Program
  • Abbreviations:
  • Less., the author abbreviation for Christian Friedrich Lessing (1809-1862), German botanist

    Definition of less in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGlessesPRlessingPT, PPlessedSUF-less
    1. OBS To make less; to lessen.
    2. Adjective
      1. (now archaic except with numbers) comparative form of little: more little; smaller.
        1. A smaller amount (of); not as much.
          1. Earless ghost swift moths become “invisible” to echolocating bats by forming mating clusters close (less than half a meter) above vegetation and effectively blending into the clutter of echoes that the bat receives from the leaves and stems around them.
        2. (proscribed) A smaller number of; fewer.
        3. Adverb
          1. To a smaller extent.
            1. In plants, the ability to recognize self from nonself plays an important role in fertilization, because self-fertilization will result in less diverse offspring than fertilization with pollen from another individual.
          2. In lower degree.
            1. This is a less bad solution than I thought possible. ‎
        4. Conjunction
          1. OBS unless.
          2. Preposition
            1. Minus; not including.
              1. It should then tax all of that as personal income, less the proportion of the car's annual mileage demonstrably clocked up on company business.
          3. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • They didn’t think my mum could take over, much less me, whom they referred to as Ang Yew Seng’s zha bor kia (Hokkien for daughter).
              • Few people are very patient when they′ve had less down time than Warren Beatty′s todger.
              • This study abroad program is a lot less structured than most others I've looked at.
            2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • 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. Adjectives
              • Adjective forms
                • Adjective comparative forms
              • Adverbs
                • Degree adverbs
                  • Uncomparable adverbs
                  • Conjunctions
                    • Prepositions
                      • Verbs
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                      5. en lessee
                      Source: Wiktionary
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                      Meaning of less for the defined word.

                      Grammatically, this word "less" is an adjective, more specifically, an adjective form. It's also an adverb, more specifically, a degree adverb and an uncomparable adverb. It's also a conjunction. It's also a preposition. It's also a verb.
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