little adjective Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “little” - Learner’s Dictionary

little

adjective     /ˈlɪtl/
SMALL
A1 small in size or amount: a little bag/box/town She's so little. It costs as little as one dollar. I might have a little bit of cake.SmallExtremely small
SHORT [always before noun]
B2 short in time or distance: Sit down for a little while. Let's have a little break.SmallExtremely small
NOT IMPORTANT [always before noun]
B1 not important: It's only a little problem. I'm having a little trouble with my back.Of little or less importance
YOUNG [always before noun]
A1 young and small: She was my little sister and I looked after her.Describing people who are young
(Definition of little adjective from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
cn u txt?
cn u txt?
by ,
June 28, 2016
by Colin McIntosh The advent of social media has seen a huge increase in the use of informal abbreviations, many recently added to the Cambridge Dictionary. We have always had abbreviations, of course. Well-known examples include IOU (for “I owe you”), used to give an informal written guarantee that you will pay back a sum of

Read More 

Word of the Day

be as thick as thieves

to be very close friends and share secrets, etc.

Word of the Day

creeping obesity noun
creeping obesity noun
June 27, 2016
obesity which results from incremental weight gain over a number of years More than just a holiday glow: Experts reveal taking a vacation can actually save your LIFE (but there is still a risk of ‘creeping obesity’)

Read More