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Oxford dictionary definition of the word less:
determiner & pronoun
a smaller amount of; not as much:
the less time spent there, the better
storage is less of a problem than it used to be
they returned in less than an hour
fewer in number:
a population of less than 200,000
See less (usage) below.
of lower rank or importance:
James the Less
to a smaller extent; not so much:
cut out less important material
that this is a positive stereotype makes it no less a stereotype
(less than) far from; certainly not:
Mitch looked less than happy
before subtracting (something); minus:
£900,000 less tax
less and less
at a continually decreasing rate:
she ate less and less
they became less and less willing to spend money
less is more
used to express the view that a minimalist approach to artistic or aesthetic matters is more effective.
much (or still) less
used to introduce something as being even less likely than something already mentioned:
what woman would consider a date with him, much less a marriage?
used to suggest, often ironically, that something is surprising or impressive:
Peter cooked dinner—fillet steak and champagne, no less
(no less than) used to emphasize a surprisingly large amount:
no less than eight people died
Old English lǣssa, of Germanic origin; related to Old Frisian lēssa, from an Indo-European root shared by Greek loisthos ‘last’