Less

Adjective

  • (now archaic except with numbers) comparative form of little: more little; smaller. [from 11th c.]
  • (proscribed) A smaller number of; fewer. [from 9th c.]
  • A smaller amount (of); not as much. [from 14th c.]

    "I have less than you have;"

Adverb

  • In lower degree.

    "This is a less bad solution than I thought possible."

  • To smaller extent.

Conjunction

  • (obsolete) unless

Preposition

  • Minus; not including

    "It should then tax all of that as personal income, less the proportion of the car's annual mileage demonstrably clocked up on company business."

Verb

  • (obsolete) To make less; to lessen.

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