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suomi-englanti sanakirja

less englannista suomeksi

  1. vähemmän

  2. alle

  1. vähemmän

  2. pienempi

  3. paitsi, pois lukien, lukuun ottamatta

  4. Verbi

  5. Substantiivi

less englanniksi

  1. (comparative of)

  2. (ux)

  3. (quote-book)

  4. ''Used for forming negative comparatives of adjectives, especially those that do not form the comparative by adding ''-er''.''

  5. 1957, Lester Del Rey, ''Rockets Through Space: The Story of Man's Preparations to Explore the Universe'':

  6. This section of space is much less empty than that between the stars, (..)
  7. {{quote-journal|en|date=November 7, 2012|author=Matt Bai|title=Winning a Second Term, Obama Will Confront Familiar Headwinds|work=New York Times|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/07/us/politics/in-president-obamas-second-term-familiar-challenges.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

  8. {{quote-journal|en|year=2013|month=May-June|author=Katrina G. Claw

  9. To a smaller extent or degree.

  10. (en-comparative of); of inferior size, degree or extent; smaller, lesser. (defdate)

  11. 1624, John Smith, ''Generall Historie'', in Kupperman 1988, page 141:

  12. Those Rattels are somewhat like the chape of a Rapier, but lesse, which they take from the taile of a snake.
  13. *1711,''The Spectator'', no. 126:

  14. We are likewise ready to maintain with the hazard of all that is near and dear to us, that six is less than seven in all times and all places (..).
  15. A smaller amount of; not as much. (defdate)

  16. (quote-journal)| passage=Earless ghost swift moths become “invisible” to echolocating bats by forming mating clusters close (less than half a meter) above vegetation and effectively blending into the clutter of echoes that the bat receives from the leaves and stems around them.

  17. Fewer; a smaller number of. (defdate)

  18. 1952, Thomas M Pryor, ''New York Times'', 7 Sep 1952:

  19. This is not a happy situation as far as the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes is concerned because it means less jobs for the union's members here at home.
  20. 1999, (w), ''A Clash of Kings'', Bantam 2011, page 555:

  21. No less than four standard-bearers went before them, carrying huge crimson banners emblazoned with the golden lion.
  22. 2003, Timandra Harkness, ''The Guardian'', 16 Dec 2003:

  23. Although my hosts, G S Aviation, can teach you to fly in Wiltshire, an intensive week at their French airfield means less problems with the weather, cheap but good living, and complete removal from any distractions.
  24. Minus; not including

  25. To make less; to lessen.

  26. 1386-90, (w), ''(w)''

  27. What he will make lesse, he lesseth.
  28. ''c.'' 1650, Patrick Gordon of Ruthven, ''A short Abridgement of Britane's Distemper, from the yeares of God 1639 to 1649'', printed 1844 for the Spalding Club

  29. Som of the wiser sort, divining upon this vission, attrebute to the pen-knyves the lenth of tym before this should com to pass, and it hath been observed by sindrie that the earles of that hous befor wer the richest in the kingdom, having treasure and store besyde them, but ever since the addittion of this so great a revenue, they have lessed the stock by heavie burdens of debt and ingagment.
  30. 1816, "Joseph Wharton" notice, ''Poulson's Advertiser'', quoted in ''Genealogy of the Wharton Family of Philadelphia: 1664 to 1880'', Anne Hollingsworth Wharton (1880)

  31. The protracted term of life, and the lingering illness through which this gentleman had passed, had neither impaired the original vigour of his mind, nor lessed the uncommon warmth of his affections.
  32. A smaller amount or quantity.

  33. unless

  34. (RQ:Jonson B)

  35. To tell you true, 'tis too good for you, 'less you had grace to follow it
  36. (inflection of)

  37. boiled meat

  38. to pretend (to be)

  39. (infl of)

  40. (nn-fcon) (infl of)

  41. (l)

  42. up, done