part of speech: adverb

definition 1: comparative of little.

  • I work less than she does at school.

definition 2: to a smaller degree or amount. (Less is a comparative form of the adverb little.)

  • He sleeps less than I do.

 

part of speech: adjective

definition 1: comparative of little.

  • My sister spends less time watching TV now that she’s playing soccer after school.

definition 2: smaller in degree or amount. (“Less” is a comparative form of the adjective little.)

  • He has less patience than I do.
  • I have less money than she has.

antonyms: more

 

part of speech: noun

definition: a smaller amount.

  • Less of the grass is green.

antonyms: more

 

part of speech: preposition

definition: made smaller by; minus.

  • Three less one is two.

synonyms: minus

antonyms: plus

 

less or fewer? a little or a few?

Fewer and a few should be used when you talk about a small number of people or things that you can count. Less and a little should be used for a small amount of a thing that you cannot count.
Compare:
There is less milk in the container than there was this morning.
He has fewer friends now than when he was young.
She ate only a little soup and a few crackers.

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