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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  
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fairy penguin  
      n   a small penguin, Eudyptula minor, with a bluish head and back, found on the Australian coast,   (Also called)    little, blue penguin         


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  

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little

  

      adj  
1    diminutive, dwarf, elfin, infinitesimal, Lilliputian, mini, miniature, minute, munchkin     (informal, chiefly U.S.)   petite, pygmy or pigmy, short, slender, small, teensy-weensy, teeny-weeny, tiny, wee  
2    babyish, immature, infant, junior, undeveloped, young  
3    hardly any, insufficient, meagre, measly, scant, skimpy, small, sparse  
4    brief, fleeting, hasty, passing, short, short-lived  
5    inconsiderable, insignificant, minor, negligible, paltry, trifling, trivial, unimportant  
6    base, cheap, illiberal, mean, narrow-minded, petty, small-minded  
      adv  
7    barely, hardly, not much, not quite, only just  
8    hardly ever, not often, rarely, scarcely, seldom  
9    little by little      bit by bit, by degrees, gradually, imperceptibly, piecemeal, progressively, slowly, step by step  
      n  
10    bit, dab, dash, fragment, hint, modicum, particle, pinch, small amount, snippet, speck, spot, tad     (informal, chiefly U.S.)   taste, touch, trace, trifle  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj   abundant, ample, big, colossal, considerable, enormous, giant, ginormous     (informal)   grave, great, huge, immense, important, large, long, major, mega     (slang)   momentous, much, plentiful, serious, significant  
      adv   always, certainly, much, surely  
      n   lot, many, much  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
little or no possibility of something to happen
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.
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.
n.
act or habit of describing something as having little or no value
{rare] Ex.: My teen is in that phase right now where everything and everyone is lame and sucks; this floccinaucinihilipilification is really a pain in the neck!
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