Denizione di  less - dizionario di inglese del sito grammaticainglese.org - definizione traduzione e spiegazione grammaticale

Definizione monolingua less



less m. (invariable)

  1. boiled meat

less (superlative least)

  1. (now archaic except with numbers) comparative form of little: more little; smaller. [from 11th c.]
    • 1624, John Smith, Generall Historie, in Kupperman 1988, p. 141:
      Those Rattels are somewhat like the chape of a Rapier, but lesse [...].
  2. A smaller amount (of); not as much. [from 14th c.]
    I have less than you have.
    I have less tea than coffee.
  3. (proscribed) A smaller number of; fewer. [from 9th c.]
    • 1952, Thomas M Pryor, New York Times, 7 Sep 1952:
      This is not a happy situation as far as the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes is concerned because it means less jobs for the unions members here at home.
    • 1999, George RR Martin, A Clash of Kings, Bantam 2011, p. 555:
      No less than four standard-bearers went before them, carrying huge crimson banners emblazoned with the golden lion.
    • 2003, Timandra Harkness, The Guardian, 16 Dec 2003:
      Although my hosts, G S Aviation, can teach you to fly in Wiltshire, an intensive week at their French airfield means less problems with the weather, cheap but good living, and complete removal from any distractions.

less (not comparable)

  1. To smaller extent
  2. In lower degree
    This is a less bad solution than I thought possible.


  1. minus; not including
    It should then tax all of that as personal income, less the proportion of the cars annual mileage demonstrably clocked up on company business.

Definizione italiano>inglese less

  To smaller extent
  not as much
  To a smaller extent.
di meno

Altri significati:

Traduzione 'veloce'

meno |minore |di meno |senza |

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