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little meaning

EN[ˈlɪtl̩] [ˈlɪ.tʰɫ̩] [ˈlɪ.ɾɫ̩] [ˈ lɪ.tɫ̩] [-ɪtəl]
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  • Little is a surname in the English language. The name is ultimately derived from the Middle English littel, and the Old English lȳtel, which mean "little". In some cases the name was originally a nickname for a little man.
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    Definition of little in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMlessCOMlesserCOMlittlerSUPleastSUPlittlestSUF-le
    1. Small in size.
      1. This is a little table. ‎
    2. Insignificant, trivial.
      1. Across Japan, technology companies and private investors are racing to install devices that until recently they had little interest in: solar panels. Massive solar parks are popping up as part of a rapid build-up that one developer likened to an "explosion."
    3. Very young.
      1. Did he tell you any embarrassing stories about when she was little? ‎
      2. That's the biggest little boy I've ever seen. ‎
    4. (of a sibling) Younger.
      1. This is my little sister. ‎
    5. Used with the name of place, especially of a country, to denote a neighborhood whose residents or storekeepers are from that place.
      1. Small in amount or number, having few members.
        1. little money;  little herd ‎
      2. Short in duration; brief.
        1. a little sleep
      3. Small in extent of views or sympathies; narrow; shallow; contracted; mean; illiberal; ungenerous.
      4. AdverbCOMlessCOMlesserCOMlittlerSUPleastSUPlittlest
        1. Not much.
          1. This is a little known fact.  She spoke little and listened less. ‎
        2. Not at all.
          1. I was speaking ill of Fred; little did I know that he was right behind me, listening in. ‎
      5. Determiner
        1. Not much, only a little: only a small amount (of).
          1. There is little water left.
          2. We had very little to do.
      6. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • He felt better for a little while, before his condition started to backslide.
          • Thou shouldst have made him As little as a crow, or less, ere left To after-eye him. — Shakespeare.
          • “Well,” I says, “I cal'late a body could get used to Tophet if he stayed there long enough.” ¶ She flared up; the least mite of a slam at Doctor Wool was enough to set her going.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet, eating her curds and whey.
          • Little did anyone suspect that the military attaché was one of the world's craftiest spies.
          • Little wonder, then, that the “Martian” novel and now the movie (due Oct. 2) come with the imprimatur of all that is nerdly.
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • 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.
          • Things have been better since the boss has been laying off a little.
          • The members’ real innovation is their embrace of a Finnish polkalike genre called humppa, which sounds — well, like it sounds, more or less.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Adverbs
            • Degree adverbs
            • Determiners
              • Morphemes
                • Suffixes
                  • Words by suffix
                    • Words suffixed with -le
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              1. en little-endian
              2. en littler
              3. en littles
              4. en littlest
              5. en littlein
              Source: Wiktionary
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              Meaning of little for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "little" is an adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, a degree adverb. It's also a determiner. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
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