Small in size, amount, or degree (often used to convey an appealing diminutiveness or express an affectionate or condescending attitude)
Just (or almost) the same as (something bad); merely
A small amount of
There is mutual dislike between (the people mentioned)
It is not surprising
a little writing desk
Characterized by a lack of activity; doing little; lazy.
A private (and illegal) lottery. Also figurative. Compare great go. Now historical.
Used to convey the speaker's mock-deprecation of himself or herself; compare earlier poor little me.
On a small scale; in miniature
A person who knows little; an ignoramus.
A boy of relatively short stature, especially a male child not yet approaching puberty but typically above infancy.
A place or bodily position that is very uncomfortable to be held in; a narrow place of confinement; a prison cell too small for the occupant to assume a comfortable position; specifically the name of a dungeon in the Tower of London, and of an ancient place of punishment for unruly apprentices at the Guildhall, London. Also: a device for holding a prisoner in a very uncomfortable position. Now historical.
A person or thing of relatively little importance or significance, especially in little fish in a big pond (and variants): a person or thing regarded as comparatively insignificant, or whose influence is diminished within the context of a larger group or more populous environment.
People of little wealth or status; the poor; ordinary or undistinguished people.
A young daughter.
A man of little wealth or status; the ‘man on the street’, especially as contrasted with the wealthy and powerful.
The short hand on a clock or watch that indicates the hours.
A total of four rolled on two dice in the game of craps.
A young female child, a girl; = little woman (also my little lady).
Botany = leaflet. Now rare.
= little magazine.
A person who conducts business or life on a small or ordinary scale; an average person
A mass without music and with the minimum of ceremony.
= little Neddy.
An unmanageable or violent child or youth.
Too little, insufficiently. Now rare.
A small, stubby short-billed auk (seabird) with black plumage and white underparts, breeding in the Arctic
The constellation Ursa Minor
Another name for Canis Minor.
(In a piston engine) the smaller end of the connecting rod, attached to the piston
A small compact lettuce of a variety of the cos type
Another name for Ouse444.
A small owl with speckled plumage, native to Eurasia and Africa and introduced to Britain
The state capital of Arkansas; population 189,515 (est. 2008)
Another term for small slam.
The smallest toe, on the outer side of the foot
A considerable amount of
A state or event resembling or prefiguring death; a weakening or loss of consciousness, specifically in sleep or during an orgasm.
A small white heron, Egretta garzetta, found throughout the Old World.
A febrile illness in which the fever is of low grade or short duration; (in later use) especially typhus or typhoid fever.
The dress of proficients or monastics of the second degree in the Orthodox Church.
Any of several mood-altering or performance-enhancing drugs.
(With the) (the English name of) the constellation Equuleus.
(In form little Italy) a place or region considered to resemble Italy (obsolete).
In plural (usually with capital initials and with the). A group of 16th-century engravers, especially in Nuremberg, who followed Albrecht Dürer and who worked small-dimension plates with biblical, mythological, and genre scenes.
(The type of) a young girl who plays at being the mother of playmates or dolls or who acts like a mother, especially towards her younger siblings.