Found 2 items, similar to least.
English → English
adv : used to form the superlative; “The garter snake is the least
[syn: to the lowest degree
] [ant: most
adj 1: the superlative of `little' that can be used with mass nouns
and is usually preceded by `the'; a quantifier meaning
smallest in amount or extent or degree; “didn't care
the least bit”
; “he has the least talent of anyone”
] [ant: most(a)
2: minimal in magnitude; “lowest wages”
; “the least amount of
; “the smallest amount”
3: having or being distinguished by diminutive size; “the least
English → English
(l[=e]st), a. [OE. last, lest, AS. l[=ae]sast,
l[=ae]sest, superl. of l[=ae]ssa less. See Less
, a.] [Used
as the superlative of little.]
Smallest, either in size or degree; shortest; lowest; most
unimportant; as, the least insect; the least mercy; the least
Note: Least is often used with the, as if a noun.
I am the least of the apostles. --1 Cor. xv.
, or At the least
, at the least estimate,
consideration, chance, etc.; being no less than; hence, at
any rate; at all events; even. See However
He who tempts, though in vain, at least asperses
The tempted with dishonor. --Milton.
Upon the mast they saw a young man, at least if he
were a man, who sat as on horseback. --Sir P.
, or In the least
, in the least degree, manner,
etc. “He that is unjust in the least is unjust also in
--Luke xvi. 10.
(Math.), a method of deducing from a number
of carefully made yet slightly discordant observations of
a phenomenon the most probable values of the unknown
Note: It takes as its fundamental principle that the most
probable values are those which make the sum of the
squares of the residual errors of the observation a
In the smallest or lowest degree; in a degree below all
others; as, to reward those who least deserve it.
, conj. [Obs.] --Spenser.