English translation of 'अल्प'
1. insufficient adjective
Something that is insufficient is not enough for a particular purpose.[formal]
There are insufficient funds to pay the debt.
2. less quantifier, adverb
You use less to indicate that there is a smaller number of things or a smaller amount of something than before or than average, or than something else.
People should eat less fat.
Over here, things have been a bit less dramatic.
He still eats cheese, but less often.
...spending less and saving more.
Last year less of the money went into high-technology companies.
3. little quantifier
You use little to emphasize that there is only a small amount of something.
I need very little sleep these days.
Little is known about his childhood.
4. low adjective
Low means small in amount or degree, or at the bottom of a particular scale or system.
...temperatures in the low 80s.
Food supplies were getting very low.
These hotels are at the lower end of the price range.
5. mite (in phrases)
A mite means to a small extent or degree.
I can't help feeling just a mite uneasy about it.
6. poor adjective
If you describe an amount, rate, or number as poor, you mean that it is less than expected or less than is considered reasonable.
...poor wages and working conditions.
7. poor adjective after link verb
If something is poor in a particular quality or substance, it contains very little of the quality or substance.
Some foods are very rich in energy but poor in vitamins.
8. remote adjective
If there is a remote possibility that something will happen, there is only a very small possibility that it will happen.
Copyright © 2014 by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
Translation of अल्प from the Collins Hindi to English Dictionary