Less

Definition of Less

Pronunciation: lĕs
conj.1.Unless.
a.1.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.
Thus in less [time] than a hundred years from the coming of Augustine, all England became Christian.
- E. A. Freeman.
adv.1.Not so much; in a smaller or lower degree; as, less bright or loud; less beautiful.
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.
v. t.1.To make less; to lessen.

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