something that is of no importance; "it is the least I can do"; "that is the least of my concerns"
used to form the superlative; "The garter snake is the least dangerous snake"
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"
supply sparingly and with restricted quantities; "sting with the allowance"
limit in quality or quantity
work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially
less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight"