least

  基本词汇  
[liːst]     [liːst]    
  • adj.最小的;最少的
  • adv.最小地;最少地;最轻微地
  • n.最小;最少
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least是什么意思,词典释义与在线翻译:

详尽释义

adj.(形容词)
  1. 最不重要的,地位最低的
  2. (年纪)最小的,最年幼的
  3. 最少的
  4. 最小种类的
  5. 一丝的,丝毫的
  6. 权利最小的,管得最轻的
  7. 最轻的
adv.(副词)
  1. 最少,至少,不少于
  2. 最小
  3. 最不
  4. 微不足道
  5. 起码,无论如何
  6. 反正
  7. 特别,尤其,非常,很
  8. 不少
  9. 万万
n.(名词)
  1. 最小
  2. 最少
  3. 最少量
  4. 最小限度
  5. 最不重要
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  1. 形容词little的最高级

双解释义

adj.(形容词)
  1. 最小的,最少的 smallest in size, amount, extent, etc.
adv.(副词)
  1. 最少,最小 the smallest extent
n.(名词)
  1. [U]最少量 slightest

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英英释义

Noun:
  1. something that is of no importance;

    "it is the least I can do"
    "that is the least of my concerns"

Adjective:
  1. 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"

Adverb:
  1. used to form the superlative;

    "The garter snake is the least dangerous snake"

least的用法和样例:

例句

用作形容词 (adj.)
  1. The least noise would startle the timid child.
    最小的响声也会吓着这个胆小的孩子的。
  2. The greatest talkers are always the least doers.
    大言不惭的总是做得最少的人。
用作副词 (adv.)
  1. She came when we least expected her.
    她在我们最意料不到的时候来了。
  2. He worked hardest but was paid least.
    他工作最辛苦,但所得报酬却最少。
用作名词 (n.)
  1. He was the one who did the least of the work and got the most of the money.
    他就是那个做活最少而拿钱最多的人。
  2. That's the least you could do.
    你至少应该能做到那样。
  3. These eggs will cost at least two pounds.
    这些蛋至少要花二英镑。

常见句型

用作形容词 (adj.)
用作定语 ~+ n.
  1. He's the best teacher even though he has the least experience.
    尽管他经验最少,但教得最好。
  2. The least worry we have is about the weather.
    我们最不担心的就是天气。
  3. If you had only the least thought for others, you would not have spoken out in that way.
    你若稍微为他人着想,一定不会那样说话。
  4. The least pressure would suffice to crack the tube.
    只要有一点微小的压力,就足以使管子破裂。
  5. The story was dramatic without being in the least sentimental.
    该短篇小说富有戏剧性而又不矫情感伤。
  6. Those who are the least interested in such matters are welcome to contact us.
    欢迎那些即使是对这件事最不感兴趣的人与我们合作。
用作表语 S+be+~
  1. Of 30,20 and 10,10 is the least.
    在30、20和10中,10最小。
用作副词 (adv.)
用作状语
  1. He disliked many of his teachers and Miss Smith he liked least.
    很多教师他都不喜欢,最不喜欢的是那个叫史密斯的女教师。
  2. It happened just when we least expected it.
    那事正好发生在我们最意料不到的时候。
  3. In the old society, those who worked least got pay most.
    在旧社会里,那些工作干得最少的人,钱却拿得最多。
  4. That's the least important of all.
    那是一切之中最不重要的。
  5. This is the least useful book of the four.
    这是四本书中最没有用的一本。
用作名词 (n.)
  1. He did the least of the work and got the most of the money.
    他干活最少,拿钱却最多。
  2. Finding enough money is the least of our problems.
    我们要搞到足够的钱是绝对不成问题的。

常用短语

用作形容词 (adj.)
not the least
  1. 一点也没有 not at all

    This subject has not the least interest for me. 我对这门学科一点兴趣也没有。

    I leave not the least food. 我一点儿食物也没了。

    You haven't the least chance of success. 你连一点成功的机会都没有。

    I haven't the least idea where she is. 我一点都不知道她在哪儿。

  2. 最大的 the largest

    Not the least of the difficulties is that of obtaining enough money. 最大的困难便是弄到足够的钱。

    Over the years,O'Keefe has done many brave things alone, not the least of which is facing rattlesnakes in the desert. 多年来,奥基夫干了许多勇敢的事,其中最大的一件事是与沙漠地区的响尾蛇进行搏斗。

用作副词 (adv.)
at (the) least
  1. 至少,起码 not less than

    You should read one book a month at least. 你至少应该每月读一本书。

    At the least, you should earn a hundred pounds per month. 你至少每月该挣100英镑。

    He drank at least half a bottle of whisky a day. 他每天至少喝半瓶威士忌酒。

    The food wasn't good, but at least it was cheap. 食品不怎么好,但起码是很便宜的。

    He didn't win but at least he tried. 他没有取胜,但起码是作过努力了。

  2. 无论如何,反正 if nothing else is true;at any rate

    She may be slow but at least she's reliable. 她迟钝是迟钝,但无论如何她很可靠。

    He left last Tuesday— at least,I think he did. 上星期二他离开了,反正我认为他已经走了。

    He's not coming— at least that's what he said. 他不来了,不管怎样,他是这么说过的。

least of all
  1. 最不,尤其 an insignificant degree

    Nobody need worry, you least of all. 谁也不用担心,尤其是你。

    Nobody can complain, you least of all. 什么人都不能讲闲话,你们就更不能讲了。

    Least of all would I lie to you. 我最犯不上跟你撒谎了。

not (in) the least
  1. 绝对不,一点也不 absolutely not;not at all

    It doesn't matter in the least. 那绝对不要紧。

    “Would you mind if I put the television on?” “No, not in the least.” “我开电视机影响你吗?”“一点都不影响。”

    I don't know the details, but I do know that Mr. Darcy is not in the least to blame. 我虽不了解其中的底细,但我的确知道达西先生一点也不该受到责备的。

    The book is not in the least difficult. 这本书一点也不难。

    “Are you hungry?” “Not the least.” “你饿了吗?”“一点儿不饿。”

not least
  1. 尤其是,特别是 especially;in particular

    The film caused a lot of bad feeling, not least among the workers whose lives it described. 那影片招致许多人的反感,尤其是工人不满其中对工人生活的描写。

to say the least
  1. 至少可以这样说,退一步讲 say sth in that way

    Her voice isn't very good, to say the least. 她的嗓音不太好,至少可以这样说。

    It was rather thoughtless of him, to say the least. 至少可以说,他太粗心了。

    We've been too indiscreet, to say the least. 至少可以说,我们一贯太轻率。

词汇搭配

用作形容词 (adj.)
~+名词
用作副词 (adv.)
动词+~ ~+形容词

经典引文

  • A fix'd star of the least magnitude.

    出自:L. Sterne
  • A part, and not the least part, of Keats' share of that burden.

    出自:J. M. Murry

least的详细讲解:

词语用法

adj.(形容词)
  1. least是形容词little的最高级形式,基本意思是“最小的,最少的”,指某物在数量或体积上处于最小的状态。有时含有“即使最小的,哪怕最少的”的意思。
  2. least在句中主要用作定语,偶尔也可用作表语。
  3. least须与定冠词连用,用作定语时,多修饰不可数名词。
adv.(副词)
  1. least用作副词时的意思是“最少,最小”,指某事已经达到了最低限度。
  2. least可以修饰动词或形容词,修饰动词时一般不加冠词。
  3. at least有时也可说成at the least,但前者较为普通,意思是“至少”,可以表示数量,也可以表示程度,有时也可用来表示埋怨情绪,可译为“至少应该”。
  4. least of all意为“尤其”,通常用于否定句,当least of all用于句首时,须取倒装语序;当least of all放在句中时,可以省去相应的谓语动词。
  5. not in the least中的in有时可以省略,但很少见。
n.(名词)
  1. least用作名词时的意思是“最少量”,是不可数名词,常与定冠词the连用。

词义辨析

adv.(副词)
下面各组中各句意思相同:
  • The repairs will cost at least twenty pounds.
  • The repairs will cost twenty pounds at least.
  • At least,the repairs will cost twenty pounds.
  • 修理至少要花20英镑。
  • Least of all do I like that book.
  • I like that book least of all.
  • 我最不喜欢那本书。

词源解说

  • ☆ 直接源自古英语的lseat,意为最小的。

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