[les-uh n] /ˈlɛs ən/
verb (used without object)
to become less.
verb (used with object)
to make less; reduce.
Archaic. to represent as less; depreciate; disparage.
to make or become less
(transitive) to make little of
“to become less,” c.1300, from less + -en (1). Related: Lessened; lessening.
[les-uh ps; French le-seps] /ˈlɛs əps; French lɛˈsɛps/ noun 1. Ferdinand Marie, Vicomte de [fer-dee-nahn ma-ree,, vee-kawnt duh] /fɛr diˈnɑ̃ maˈri,, vi kɔ̃t də/ (Show IPA), 1805–94, French engineer and diplomat: promoter of the Suez Canal. /ˈlɛsəps; French lɛsɛps/ noun 1. See de Lesseps
[les-er] /ˈlɛs ər/ adjective, a compar. of little with least as superl. 1. smaller, as in size or importance; inferior: a lesser evil. adverb, a compar. of little with least as superl. 2. . [lit-l] /ˈlɪt l/ adjective, littler or less or lesser, littlest or least. 1. small in size; not big; not large; tiny: […]
noun 1. . [ah-nee-ah-nee-ou] /ˌɑ niˌɑ niˈaʊ/ noun 1. a small Hawaiian honeycreeper, Loxops parva, occurring in the high forests of Kauai.
plural noun 1. See under . [an-til-eez] /ænˈtɪl iz/ plural noun 1. a chain of islands in the West Indies, divided into two parts, the one including Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico (Greater Antilles) the other including a large arch of smaller islands to the SE and S (Lesser Antilles or Caribees) /ænˈtɪliːz/ plural […]