less less  /ˈlɛs/


  1. (adj) (comparative of `little' usually used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree
  2. (adj) (usually preceded by `no') lower in quality
  3. (adj) (nonstandard in some uses but often idiomatic with measure phrases) fewer
  4. (adv) used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs
  5. (adv) comparative of little



  1. A new study suggests that the common weight-loss surgery leads to less weight loss in patients with diabetes.
  2. As people consume less fuel in America, vehicle emissions should drop.
  3. Or more precisely, consuming less energy to get the same amount of heat for your shower, light for your office and power for your factory.


  1. Euro-Area Manufacturing Output Contracts Less Than Estimated

    Euro-area manufacturing output contracted less than initially estimated in June, adding to signs the currency bloc’s economy is beginning to emerge from a record-long recession.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. PHT: Leafs get Bolland from Hawks for 3 picks

    Less than a week after scoring the Stanley Cup-winning goal, Dave Bolland is on the move. The Chicago center is on his way to Toronto after a draft-day trade — the Leafs gave the ‘Hawks their 51st and 117th overall selections from this year’s draft, and a fourth-rounder at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. Stanley Cup champ Blackhawks trade Bolland, Frolik

    Less than a week after scoring the winning goal in Chicago's Stanley Cup-clinching game against the Boston Bruins, Dave Bolland was traded on Sunday from the Blackhawks to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "It's hard to understand how derivative traders at AIG warranted any bonuses, much less 165 million dollars in extra pay," Obama said at the outset of an appearance to announce a plan to boost small businesses loans.
    on Mar 16, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Xinhua

  2. David Cameron described the announcement as "desperately sad news". "Of course, the 300th death is no more or less tragic than the 299 that came before. But it's a moment for the whole country to reflect on the incredible service and...
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: David Cameron Source: The Guardian

  3. "Ms. Kagan has less real legal experience of any nominee in at least 50 years. It's not just that she has never been a judge," said Senator Jeff Sessions, the panel's top Republican. "She has barely practiced law, and not with the intensity...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Jeff Sessions Source: Toronto Sun

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anachronistic anachronistic
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