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1least

adjective \ˈlēst\

: smallest in amount or degree

Full Definition of LEAST

superlative of 1little
1
:  lowest in importance or position
2
a :  smallest in size or degree
b :  being a member of a kind distinguished by diminutive size <the least bittern>
c :  smallest possible :  slightest
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Origin of LEAST

Middle English leest, from Old English ̄st, superl. of ̄ssa less
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with LEAST

2least

noun

Definition of LEAST

:  one that is least
at least
1
:  at the minimum <at least once a week>
2
:  in any case <at least you have a choice>

First Known Use of LEAST

12th century

3least

adverb

: in or to the smallest degree

Full Definition of LEAST

superlative of 2little
:  in the smallest or lowest degree
least of all
:  especially not <no one, least of all the children, paid attention>

Examples of LEAST

  1. Who was the least at fault in the case?
  2. He asked me to help him when I least expected it.
  3. That was the least important of her reasons.
  4. That was the least interesting book I have ever read.

First Known Use of LEAST

13th century
LEAST OF ALL Defined for Kids

1least

adjective \ˈlēst\

Definition of LEAST for Kids

superlative of 1little
:  smallest in size or degree <The least noise startles her.>

2least

noun

Definition of LEAST for Kids

:  the smallest or lowest amount or degree <I don't mind in the least.>
at least
1
:  not less or fewer than <Read at least 20 pages.>
2
:  in any case <At least you have a choice.>

3least

adverb

Definition of LEAST for Kids

superlative of 2little
:  in or to the smallest degree <You arrived when I least expected you.>
Medical Dictionary

least

Medical Definition of LEAST

superlative of little

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