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  • 1 less — I. a. Smaller, inferior. II. ad. Not so much, in a less degree. III. n. Not so much, smaller quantity, less amount …

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  • 2 less — [ les ] function word *** Less is the comparative form of the function word little and can be used in the following ways: as a determiner (before a noun): Eat less fat. Schools put less emphasis on being creative. as a pronoun: Connie did less… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 3 Less than truckload shipping — Less Than Truckload (LTL) shipping is the transportation of relatively small freight. The alternatives to LTL carriers are parcel carriers or full truckload carriers. Parcel carriers usually handle small packages and freight that can be broken… …

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  • 4 amount — amount, number Amount is normally used with uncountable nouns (i.e. nouns which have no plural) to mean ‘quantity’ (e.g. a reasonable amount of forgiveness, glue, resistance, straw, etc.), and number with plural nouns (e.g. a certain number of… …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 less — [les] adj. [ME les < OE læs, adv. læssa, adj. (used as compar. of lytel, LITTLE), akin to OFris les < IE * leis < base * lei , to diminish, meager, > LITTLE] 1. alt. compar. of LITTLE 2. not so much; smaller in size or amount [to… …

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  • 6 less — [les] preposition taking away a particular amount: • $150 less what you owe in taxes is $102. * * * less UK US /les/ preposition ► after subtracting a particular number or amount: »The account will pay at least base rate less 0.25% until 31 March …

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  • 7 Amount in controversy — (sometimes called jurisdictional amount) is a term used in United States civil procedure to denote a requirement that persons seeking to bring a lawsuit in a particular court must be suing for a certain minimum amount before that court may hear… …

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  • 8 less — adj Less, Lesser, smaller, fewer are comparable terms that approach each other in meaning but are not synonyms and are rarely interchangeable. Less means not as much, especially in degree, value, or amount, and its opposite is usually more. It… …

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  • 9 less — ► DETERMINER & PRONOUN 1) a smaller amount of; not as much. 2) fewer in number. ► ADVERB ▪ to a smaller extent; not so much. ► PREPOSITION ▪ minus. USAGE On the difference in use between less and …

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  • 10 less — [[t]le̱s[/t]] ♦ (Less is often considered to be the comparative form of little.) 1) DET: DET n uncount You use less to indicate that there is a smaller amount of something than before or than average. You can use a little , a lot , a bit , far ,… …

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  • 11 less */*/*/ — UK [les] / US adverb, determiner, preposition, pronoun Summary: Less is the comparative form of the function word little and can be used in the following ways: as a determiner (before a noun): Eat less fat. ♦ Schools put less emphasis on being… …

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  • 12 less*/*/*/ — [les] grammar word summary: Less can be: ■ a determiner: Schools put less emphasis on being creative. ■ a pronoun: Connie did less than anyone else. ♦ He seemed to spend less of his time with her. ■ an adverb: The red jacket is less expensive. 1) …

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  • 13 less — less1 W1S1 [les] adv 1.) not so much or to a smaller degree ≠ ↑more ▪ Maybe he would worry less if he understood the situation. ▪ In recent years she has appeared in public less frequently. less (...) than ▪ Tickets were less expensive than I had …

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  • 14 less — /les/, adv., a compar. of little with least as superl. 1. to a smaller extent, amount, or degree: less exact. 2. most certainly not (often prec. by much or still): He could barely pay for his own lodging, much less for that of his friend. 3. in… …

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  • 15 less — 1. pronoun the fare is less than $1 Syn: a smaller amount than, not so/as much as, under, below Ant: more 2. adjective there was less noise now Syn: not so much, smaller, slighter, shorter, reduced; fewer …

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  • 16 less — fewer, less As a general guide, fewer is used with plural nouns (fewer books, fewer people) and indicates number, whereas less is used with singular nouns and indicates amount (less money / less happiness). However, there is an extensive no man s …

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  • 17 less — [[t]lɛs[/t]] adv. a compar. of little with least as superl. 1) to a smaller extent, amount, or degree: less exact[/ex] 2) most certainly not (often prec. by much or still): I could barely pay for my own meal, much less for hers[/ex] 3) in any way …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 less — /lɛs / (say les) adverb 1. to a smaller extent, amount, or degree: less exact. –adjective 2. smaller in size, amount, degree, etc.; not so large, great, or much: less speed. 3. fewer in number: less clouds in the sky. –pronoun 4. a smaller amount …

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  • 19 less — 1 /les/ adverb 1 not so much; to a smaller degree: I found the second half of the play less interesting than the first. | We go to Paris less frequently now. | You ought to smoke less. opposite more 1 (1) 2 less and less gradually becoming… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 less — I. adjective, comparative of (I)little Etymology: Middle English, partly from Old English lǣs, adverb & noun; partly from lǣssa, adjective; akin to Old Frisian lēs less Date: before 12th century 1. constituting a more limited number or amount <… …

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