- (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;"
- In lower degree.
"This is a less bad solution than I thought possible."
- To smaller extent.
- (obsolete) unless
- 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."
- (obsolete) To make less; to lessen.