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little

  

      determiner  
1    often preceded by: a  
a    a small quantity, extent, or duration of  
the little hope there is left, very little milk     
b    (as pronoun)  
save a little for me     
2    not much  
little damage was done     
3    make little of      See       make of       3  
4    not a little  
a    very  
b    a lot  
5    quite a little   a considerable amount  
6    think little of   to have a low opinion of  
      adj  
7    of small or less than average size  
8    young  
a little boy, our little ones     
9    endearingly familiar; dear  
my husband's little ways     
10    contemptible, mean, or disagreeable  
your filthy little mind     
11    (of a region or district) resembling another country or town in miniature  
little Venice     
12    little game   a person's secret intention or business  
so that's his little game!     
13    no little   considerable  
      adv  
14    usually preceded by: a   in a small amount; to a small extent or degree; not a lot  
to laugh a little     
15    used preceding a verb   not at all, or hardly  
he little realized his fate     
16    not much or often  
we go there very little now     
17    little by little   by small degrees,   (See also)        less       lesser       least       littler       littlest  
     (Old English lytel; related to lyr few, Old High German luzzil)  


Little America  
      n   the chief U.S. base in the Antarctic, on the Ross Ice Shelf: first established by Richard Byrd (1928); used for polar exploration  
Little Bear  
      n      the. the English name for       Ursa Minor  
Little Belt  
      n   a strait in Denmark, between Jutland and Funen Island, linking the Kattegat with the Baltic. Length: about 48 km (30 miles). Width: up to 29 km (18 miles),   (Danish name)    Lille Bælt  
Little Bighorn  
      n   a river in the W central U.S., rising in N Wyoming and flowing north to the Bighorn River. Its banks were the scene of the defeat (1876) and killing of General Custer and his command by Indians  
Little Corporal  
      n   the. a nickname of Napoleon Bonaparte  
Little Diomede  
      n   the smaller of the two Diomede Islands in the Bering Strait: administered by the U.S. Area: about 10 sq. km (4 sq. miles)  
Little Dipper  
      n      the. a U.S. and Canadian name for       Ursa Minor  
Little Dog  
      n      the. the English name for       Canis Minor  
little end  
      n     (Brit)  
1      (Also called (in vertical engines))    top end   the smaller end of a connecting rod in an internal-combustion engine or reciprocating pump  
   Compare       big end  
2    the bearing surface between the smaller end of a connecting rod and the gudgeon pin  
Little Englander  
      n  
1    (esp. in the 19th century) a person opposed to the extension of the British Empire  
2      (Brit)  
informal   a person who perceives most foreign influences on Britain's culture and institutions as damaging or insidious  
little grebe  
      n   a small brownish European diving bird, Podiceps ruficollis, frequenting lakes, family Podicipitidae (grebes)  
little hours  
      pl n     (R.C. Church)   the canonical hours of prime, terce, sext, and nones in the divine office  
Little John  
      n   one of Robin Hood's companions, noted for his great size and strength  
little magazine  
      n   a literary magazine that features experimental or other writing of interest to a limited number of readers  
little man  
      n  
1    a man of no importance or significance  
2      (Brit)   a tradesman or artisan operating on a small scale  
little office  
      n     (R.C. Church)   a series of psalms and prayers similar to the divine office but shorter  
little owl  
      n   a small Old World owl, Athene noctua, having a speckled brown plumage and flattish head  
little people   , folk  
      pl n     (Folklore)   small supernatural beings, such as elves, pixies, or leprechauns  
Little Rock  
      n   a city in central Arkansas, on the Arkansas River: state capital. Pop.: 175752 (1996 est.)  
Little Russia  
      n   a region of the former SW Soviet Union, consisting chiefly of the Ukraine  
Little Russian  
      n  
      adj      a former word for       Ukrainian  
little slam  
      n     (Bridge, etc.)   the winning of all tricks except one by one side, or the contract to do so,   (Also called)    small slam  
Little St Bernard Pass  
      n   a pass over the Savoy Alps, between Bourg-Saint-Maurice, France, and La Thuile, Italy: 11th-century hospice. Height: 2187 m (7177 ft.)  
little theatre  
      n     (Theatre)     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   experimental or avant-garde drama, usually amateur, originating from a theatrical movement of the 1920s  
little woman  
      n  
the     (Brit)  
old-fashioned      a facetious term for       wife  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
expression used for letting someone know that he/she should prepare for a difficult or unpleasant upcoming event
exp.
expression used for saying that someone is worth being kept close (as a friend, partner..)
exp.
a humorous way of saying that someone doesn't like or love the speaker.
[Hum.] E.g.: You've seen the way she treated me last time we met. It's clear: she loves me not.
exp.
he is a very good seller
exp.
If there is very little or no possibility of that happening . . . Will Susan make you laugh? Fat chance.
adv.
very little; very few; said to indicate that something is in a low amount/quantity or insignificant
E.g. You weigh like nothing; It costs like nothing; It is a big deal, but you make it look like nothing.
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
n.
a website that did not undergo any change for a long period of time
[Comp.];[Slang]
n.
is a test process that is performed after the software has been changed in order to verify if the changes didn't affect other software parts
id.
At a point where you know you have to make a decision that not only effects your life, not only the life of the objects you love but the ones that you consider as well. More than one crux will certainly cause an individual to have a dilemma or two.
exp.
acronym of As Far As I Know, from the best of my knowledge, according to the information that I have
n.
the process of reaching a conclusion about something because of other things that you know to be true
[US] I often find my stuff by using deduction but sometimes it doesn't help at all.
exp.
You say 'top that!' when you have achieved something and you want to challenge other people to do better
I know four celebrities - top that!
n.
Free On Board: A legal term meaning that when the seller loads merchandise for transportation, he bears full responsibility for it but if the merchandise is later lost or harmed, the buyer suffers the loss.
n.
sigle of "Air Launched Cruise Missile" that can find his target electronically by his own means at a long distance according to a memorized map of the landscape he has to pass over
can also be launched from the soil or the sea. they can be reprogrammed or destroyed during the fly by the "sender"
n.
underaged girl looking mature, that can thus bring somebody to jail if he is caught in a relationship with her
made with Jail and Bait
n.
drug that produces mydriasis
n.
person that you date
exp.
¡no toques eso!
exp.
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
exp.
expression used to describe a lost opportunity or something that is unlikely to happen in the current circumstances
n.
something that improves morale
id.
expression used to show full agreement on smth.
n.
a person who does not care too much about the others, a little rude, assertive
[Fam.]
nm.
acronym of Lunar Module, little vehicle created especially to move on the moon during XXth century 's space conquest.
n.
face that people are showing during orgasm
SLANG
n.
to release sth that is tied up

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