little meaning

EN[ˈlɪtl̩] [ˈlɪ.tʰɫ̩] [ˈlɪ.ɾɫ̩] [ˈ lɪ.tɫ̩] [-ɪtəl]
  • Little is a surname in the English language. The name is ultimately derived from the Middle English littel, and the Old English lȳtel, which mean "little". In some cases the name was originally a nickname for a little man.
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    Definition of little in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMlessCOMlesserCOMlittlerSUPleastSUPlittlestSUF-le
    1. Small in size.
      1. This is a little table. ‎
    2. Insignificant, trivial.
      1. Across Japan, technology companies and private investors are racing to install devices that until recently they had little interest in: solar panels. Massive solar parks are popping up as part of a rapid build-up that one developer likened to an "explosion."
    3. Very young.
      1. Did he tell you any embarrassing stories about when she was little? ‎
      2. That's the biggest little boy I've ever seen. ‎
    4. (of a sibling) Younger.
      1. This is my little sister. ‎
    5. Used with the name of place, especially of a country, to denote a neighborhood whose residents or storekeepers are from that place.
      1. Small in amount or number, having few members.
        1. little money;  little herd ‎
      2. Short in duration; brief.
        1. a little sleep
      3. Small in extent of views or sympathies; narrow; shallow; contracted; mean; illiberal; ungenerous.
      4. AdverbCOMlessCOMlesserCOMlittlerSUPleastSUPlittlest
        1. Not much.
          1. This is a little known fact.  She spoke little and listened less. ‎
        2. Not at all.
          1. I was speaking ill of Fred; little did I know that he was right behind me, listening in. ‎
      5. Determiner
        1. Not much, only a little: only a small amount (of).
          1. There is little water left.
          2. We had very little to do.
      6. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • This is followed by a deluge of rain for an hour or two. Dews are very copious,– fogs little known. The climate is very salubrious.
          • In 2006 the Wrong Gallery restaged this work at the Frieze Art Fair to much less outcry but with its disturbing questions intact.
          • 1611, Bible (KJV): Hebrews 2:7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • 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.
          • Little grew on the farm, after the floods from the hurricane washed away the topsoil.
        3. 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.
          • 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.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Adverbs
            • Degree adverbs
            • Determiners
              • Morphemes
                • Suffixes
                  • Words by suffix
                    • Words suffixed with -le
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              Source: Wiktionary

              Meaning of little for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "little" is an adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, a degree adverb. It's also a determiner. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
              Difficultness: Level 1
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              Definiteness: Level 9
              Definite    ➨     Versatile