Definition of less


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • less is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 4 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • less is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 5 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of less

  • used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs (adverb)

    Examples

    1. less interesting
    2. less expensive
    3. less quickly

    Synonyms

    1. to a lesser extent

  • (comparative of `little' usually used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree (adjective)

    Examples

    1. of less importance
    2. less time to spend with the family
    3. a shower uses less water
    4. less than three years old

  • (nonstandard in some uses but often idiomatic with measure phrases) fewer (adjective)

    Examples

    1. less than three weeks
    2. no less than 50 people attended
    3. in 25 words or less

  • (usually preceded by `no') lower in quality (adjective)

    Examples

    1. no less than perfect

  • comparative of little ()

    Examples

    1. she walks less than she should
    2. he works less these days

See definition of less in Merriam Webster