Definition of "little" [lit•tle]

  • Small in size: a little dining room. See Synonyms at small. (adjective)
  • Short in extent or duration; brief: There is little time left. (adjective)
  • Small in quantity or degree: little money. (adjective)
  • Unimportant; trivial: a little matter. (adjective)
  • Narrow; petty: mean little comments; a little mind consumed with trivia. (adjective)
  • A small quantity, extent, or duration of (determiner)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as pronoun) (determiner)
  • Not much (determiner)
  • Of small or less than average size (adjective)
  • Young (adjective)
  • Endearingly familiar; dear (adjective)
  • Contemptible, mean, or disagreeable (adjective)
  • (of a region or district) resembling another country or town in miniature (adjective)
  • In a small amount; to a small extent or degree; not a lot (adverb)
  • Not at all, or hardly (adverb)
  • Not much or often (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "little" in a sentence
  • "By the end, it's almost arbitrary which is little comfort, I know, but hopefully it is, well....a *little* comfort"
  • "But now I is a little older a *little* only and can use mah newfound maturity to turn those naughty bois over mah knee and teach them some manners."
  • "I love all the little treats, candies, lipgloss..little slippers, cards, ribbons.. love that red w/ white polka dot ribbon.."