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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
          • [ …] I have comparatively little spare time compared to what I'd like, and what fanfiction reading I've been doing has tended to be in the less ugly depths of the Pit of VOles.[sic]
          • Pull the car up a little so you don't block his driveway.
          • After the trial, little Robert was declared a ward of the state. ‎
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Little grew on the farm, after the floods from the hurricane washed away the topsoil.
          • Little Johnny started to anticipate the arrival of Santa Claus a week before Christmas.
          • 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
          • Generally those with more responsibility outearn those with less.
          • ...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.
      • 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 littlein
              5. en littlest
              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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