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little 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/ˈlitl/,
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littler, comparative; littlest, superlative;
  1. Small in size, amount, or degree (often used to convey an appealing diminutiveness or express an affectionate or condescending attitude)
    • - the plants will grow into little bushes
    • - a little puppy dog
    • - a boring little man
    • - he's a good little worker
  2. (of a person) Young or younger
    • - my little brother
    • - when she was little she was always getting into scrapes
  3. Denoting something, esp. a place, that is named after a similar larger one
    • - New York's Little Italy
  4. Used in names of animals and plants that are smaller than related kinds, e.g., little grebe

  5. Of short distance or duration
    • - stay for a little while
    • - we climbed up a little way
  6. Relatively unimportant; trivial (often used ironically)
    • - we have a little problem
    • - I can't remember every little detail
Determiner
  1. A small amount of
    • - we got a little help from my sister
    • - you only see a little of what he can do
  2. A short time or distance
    • - after a little, the rain stopped
  3. Used to emphasize how small an amount is
    • - I have little doubt of their identity
    • - there was very little time to be lost
    • - he ate and drank very little
    • - the ruble is worth so little these days
Adverb
  1. To a small extent
    • - he reminded me a little of my parents
    • - I was always a little afraid of her
  2. (used for emphasis) Only to a small extent; not much or often
    • - he was little known in this country
    • - he had slept little these past weeks
  3. Hardly or not at all
    • - little did he know what wheels he was putting into motion

  1. a small amount or duration; "he accepted the little they gave him"
  2. not much; "he talked little about his family"
  3. small: limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group"
  4. little(a): (quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some; "little rain fell in May"; "gave it little thought"; "little time is left"; "we still have little money"; "a little hope remained"; "there's slight chance that it will ...
  5. (of children and animals) young, immature; "what a big little boy you are"; "small children"
  6. fiddling: (informal) small and of little importance; "a fiddling sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "a dispute over niggling details"; "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts ...
  7. (of a voice) faint; "a little voice"; "a still small voice"
  8. short: low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"
  9. Little is a surname and may refer to *Andrew Little (footballer), Northern Irish footballer currently playing for Rangers. ...
  10. Little is the debut album by Vic Chesnutt, released in 1990. Produced by R.E.M. frontman, Michael Stipe, it was Chesnutt's first solo release.
  11. The Little was an automobile built in Flint, Michigan by the Little Motor Car Company from 1912-15. The Little first was available as a two-seater with a four-cylinder 20 hp engine, and had a wheelbase of . In 1914 a 3. ...
  12. The Little Theatre in Rochester, New York, commonly known as "The Little" is a movie theatre located on historic East Avenue in downtown Rochester, New York and a modest non-profit multiplex specializing in art film, including independent and foreign productions outside the United States.
  13. (Little Ness) Great Ness and Little Ness are parishes in Shropshire, England. The two parishes share a parish council.
  14. (The littles) The Littles were the title characters of a series of children's novels by American author John Peterson, the first of which was published in 1967. Peterson's books were adapted into the The Littles animated series by DIC Entertainment 16 years later. ...
  15. Small in size; Insignificant, trivial; Very young; Younger; Used with the name of place, especially of a country, to denote a neighborhood whose residents or storekeepers are from that place; Not much; Not much, only a little: only a small amount (of)
  16. (Littles) Insiders who are very young are sometimes called "Littles". Some Multiples feel this to be derogatory, and prefer their younger insiders to be called "kids" or "children".
  17. (Littles) Term used to indicate young children alters
  18. (Littles) the children inside.
  19. Short for "little sister" or "little brother"; a newer member who is mentored by an older member of the organization.
  20. fea; hwon; lyt; lytel
  21. Dog. - Deuce low and seven high; not usually played. When played it beats a straight.
  22. From one-quarter tag or three-quarter tag: Outsides Quarter Right, or as directed. They then Counter Rotate 1/4 while the centers Step and Fold. Ends in parallel waves or lines. ...
  23. Each new member is given a “big” sister that has been a mentor to her throughout her new member period.  The new member is called a little.  This bond remains even after the new member has initiated.  Fraternities also have big/ little brothers.
  24. Small, not much. The reason I included this entry is because a circuit overseer pointed out at a recent assembly that some people apparently don't know the meaning of the word. For instance, Paul said: <<Bodily training is beneficial for a little. ...
  25. The term used to refer to a matched child.