|1.||[ adverb ] used to form the superlative|
"The garter snake is the least dangerous snake"
|2.||[ adjective ] the superlative of `little' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by `the'; a quantifier meaning smallest in amount or extent or degree|
"didn't care the least bit" "he has the least talent of anyone"
|Related terms:||most superlative slightest|
|3.||[ noun ] lowest or smallest in size or degree or importance|
: "least said soonest mended"
|4.||[ adjective ] minimal in magnitude|
"lowest wages" "the least amount of fat allowed" "the smallest amount"
|5.||[ adjective ] having or being distinguished by diminutive size|
"the least bittern"