Definition of 'least'
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Yet at least we know about that. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At least it ended a run of four straight defeats in front of their own fans. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And always pay off at least the minimum amount each month. The Sun (2017)The question is asking how many different numbers contain at least one three. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They had at least one thing in common. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He is also tested at least four times a month. The Sun (2016)They sent out an email appeal saying at least half its team of four plus one reserve should not be men. The Sun (2016)For the time being at least. The Sun (2016)Reducing the cost of capital should, at the very least, help to protect those returns in the face of imported inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Lisbon is fully funded until at least the end of this year. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This will at least help to distinguish elite meetings on the most important day of the week. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This is the group that we saw the least amount of engagement in. Christianity Today (2000)Try to exercise at least three times a week. Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)You must commit to at least four hours a week. The Sun (2014)But at least the company also flew out my wife and daughter. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It will go into administration and at least half the workforce will be fired on the spot. The Sun (2009)Or at least a small part of it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The majority of people work at least one day a week at home. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is possible that at least one diocese will disappear. Times, Sunday Times (2009)English football is at least thinking hard about the problem. Times, Sunday Times (2015)At least the night ended in splendour. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That at least would help identify a search area. The Sun (2014)The minimum amount is at least half an hour of vigorous exercise three times a week. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But she demanded at least ten times their offer. The Sun (2009)Such a programme takes time and the eight projects are expected to take at least three years. The Antioxidant Health Plan (1994)Tough times await, to say the least. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That's an unstable situation for at least two months. The Sun (2016)Yet here they are, profiting from price controls without the least bit of humility. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'least'
British English: least /liːst/ ADJECTIVE
You use the least to mean a smaller amount than any other thing or person, or the smallest amount possible.
He wants to spend the least money possible on a bike.
- American English: least
- Arabic: الأَقَلُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: menos
- Chinese: 最小的
- Croatian: najmanje
- Czech: nejmenší
- Danish: sidst
- Dutch: kleinste
- European Spanish: más mínimo
- Finnish: vähäisin
- French: minimum
- German: geringster
- Greek: ελάχιστος
- Italian: minimo
- Japanese: 最も少ない
- Korean: 최소의
- Norwegian: minst
- Polish: najmniejszy
- European Portuguese: menos
- Romanian: cel mai puțin
- Russian: наименьший
- Spanish: más mínimo
- Swedish: minst
- Thai: น้อยที่สุด
- Turkish: en az
- Ukrainian: найменший
- Vietnamese: tối thiểu
Definition of least from the Collins English Dictionary
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