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Meaning & Definition of Least in English





1. Something that is of no importance

  • "It is the least i can do"
  • "That is the least of my concerns"
  • least


1. The superlative of `little' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by `the'

  • A quantifier meaning smallest in amount or extent or degree
  • "Didn't care the least bit"
  • "He has the least talent of anyone"
  • least(a)


1. Used to form the superlative

  • "The garter snake is the least dangerous snake"
  • least,
  • to the lowest degree

Examples of using

I promised my parents I would visit them at least once every three months.
We ought at least, for prudence, never to speak of ourselves, because that is a subject on which we may be sure that other people’s views are never in accordance with our own.
A bomb from the time of World War II has exploded at a building site in Germany, killing at least one person.