- adv. 较少地；较小地；更小地
- adj. 较少的；较小的
- prep. 减去
- n. 较少；较小
- n. (Less)人名；(德、意、匈、芬)莱斯
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- less: [OE] In origin, less is a comparative form. It goes back ultimately to Indo-European *loiso- ‘small’, which in prehistoric Germanic had the comparative suffix added to it to produce *laisiz – whence English less. It is not found in any of the other modern Germanic languages.
- Old English læs (adv.), læssa (adj.), comparative of læs "small;" from Proto-Germanic *lais-izo "smaller" (cognates: Old Saxon, Old Frisian les "less;" Middle Dutch lise "soft, gentle," German leise "soft"), from PIE root *leis- (2) "small" (cognates: Lithuanian liesas "thin"). Formerly also "younger," as a translation of Latin minor, a sense now obsolete except in James the Less. Used as a comparative of little, but not related to it. The noun is Old English læsse.
- 1. The affixes " un - " and " - less " are often used make negative words, such as unhappy or careless.
- 词缀un - 和 -less 常用来构成否定词, 如unhappy和careless.
- 2. These files have been zipped up to take up less disk space.
- 3. He is lined up for no less than four US television interviews.
- 4. Other amenities, less commonly available, include a library and exercise room.
- 5. His team-mates opened hotel windows, shouting "Jump!" and somewhat less printable banter.
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