a little meaning


    Definition of a little in English Dictionary

  • Adverb
    1. To a small extent or degree.
      1. The door was opened a little. ‎
  • Determiner
    1. a small amount.
      1. A little water has spilled.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • He gave a little toot of the horn, to get their attention.
      • You are getting a little too angry, you need to cool off.
      • Try taking the skirt in a little around the waist.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • A little dab’ll do ya! ‎ (advertising slogan for Brylcreem)
      • A little further on, to the right, was a large garage, where the charabancs stood, half in and half out of the yard.
    3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • ...do you think you could lower that candle-shade just a little?
      • Things have been better since the boss has been laying off a little.
      • When it was finally time to board, we got on the train to find out that we’d been put in business class. This was a turn up for the book, reclining seats and room to stretch out a little.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Uncomparable adverbs
      • Determiners
      Related Links:
      1. en a little matter
      2. en a little bit of bread and no cheese
      3. en a little from column A, a little from column B
      4. en a little from column A and a little from column B
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of a little for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this idiom "a little" is an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a determiner.
      Definiteness: Level 7
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