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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 less /ˈlɛs/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Less conj. Unless. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Less, a.  Smaller; not so large or great; not so much; shorter; inferior; as, a less quantity or number; a horse of less size or value; in less time than before.
 Note:The substantive which less qualifies is often omitted; as, the purse contained less (money) than ten dollars. See Less, n.
    Thus in less [time] than a hundred years from the coming of Augustine, all England became Christian.   --E. A. Freeman.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Less, adv.  Not so much; in a smaller or lower degree; as, less bright or loud; less beautiful.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Less, n.
 1. A smaller portion or quantity.
    The children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.   --Ex. xvi. 17.
 2. The inferior, younger, or smaller.
    The less is blessed of the better.   --Heb. vii. 7.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Less, v. t. To make less; to lessen. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: (comparative of `little' usually used with mass nouns) a
             quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree;
             "of less importance"; "less time to spend with the
             family"; "a shower uses less water"; "less than three
             years old" [syn: less(a)] [ant: more(a)]
      2: (usually preceded by `no') lower in quality; "no less than
      3: (usually preceded by `no') lower in esteem; "no less a
         person than the king himself" [syn: lower]
      4: (nonstandard in some uses but often idiomatic with measure
         phrases) fewer; "less than three weeks"; "no less than 50
         people attended"; "in 25 words or less"
      adv 1: used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs;
             "less interesting"; "less expensive"; "less quickly"
             [syn: to a lesser extent] [ant: more]
      2: comparative of little; "she walks less than she should"; "he
         works less these days" [ant: more]