(a.) Small in size or extent; not big; diminutive; -- opposed to big or large; as, a little body; a little animal; a little piece of ground; a little hill; a little distance; a little child.
(a.) Short in duration; brief; as, a little sleep.
(a.) Small in quantity or amount; not much; as, a little food; a little air or water.
(a.) Small in dignity, power, or importance; not great; insignificant; contemptible.
(a.) Small in force or efficiency; not strong; weak; slight; inconsiderable; as, little attention or exertion;little effort; little care or diligence.
(a.) Small in extent of views or sympathies; narrow; shallow; contracted; mean; illiberal; ungenerous.
(n.) That which is little; a small quantity, amount, space, or the like.
(n.) A small degree or scale; miniature.
(adv.) In a small quantity or degree; not much; slightly; somewhat; -- often with a preceding it.
(1) Prior to oral feeding, little or no ELA was detected in stools and endotoxinemia was ascertained in only six of 45 infants (13%).
(2) 8.43am BST A little more from that Field interview on Today.
(3) The omission of Crossrail 2 from the Conservative manifesto , in which other infrastructure projects were listed, was the clearest sign yet that there is little appetite in a Theresa May government for another London-based scheme.
(4) Not only do they give employers no reason to turn them into proper jobs, but mini-jobs offer workers little incentive to work more because then they would have to pay tax.
(5) Some commentators have described his ship, now facing more delays after a decade in development, as little more than a Heath Robinson machine.
(6) Marked enhancement of IFN-gamma production by T cells was seen in the presence of as little as 0.3% thymic DC.
(7) The origin of the aorta and pulmonary artery from the right ventricle is a complicated and little studied congenital cardiac malformation.
(8) Today’s figures tell us little about the timing of the first increase in interest rates, which will depend on bigger picture news on domestic growth, pay trends and perceived downside risks in the global economy,” he said.
(9) It is a place that occupies two thirds of our planet but very little is known of vast swaths of it.
(10) The authors conclude that H. pylori alone causes little or no effect on an intact gastric mucosa in the rat, that either intact organisms or bacteria-free filtrates cause similar prolongation and delayed healing of pre-existing ulcers with active chronic inflammation, and that the presence of predisposing factors leading to disruption of gastric mucosal integrity may be required for the H. pylori enhancement of inflammation and tissue damage in the stomach.
(11) Furthermore, little DNA relatedness was found between the type strain and a strain of C. natalensis.
(12) Displacement of a colinear line over the same range without an offset evoked little, if any, response.
(13) Little is so far known of the origin of this syndrome.
(14) Known as the Little House in the Garden, this temporary structure lasted over 50 years.
(15) Little difference exists between the proportion of programs that offer training in first-trimester techniques and the proportion that train in second-trimester techniques.
(16) A study of the time-course of the response during aortic stenosis of 30 min duration showed early release of renin from the innervated kidney at a time (5 min) when little release occurred from the denervated one.
(17) She loved us and we loved her.” “We would have loved to have had a little grandchild from her,” she says sadly.
(18) Likewise, they had little or no effects on the fluorescence anisotropy of TMA-DPH, which is also thought to be located in the interfacial region of the lipid bilayer, either when the probe was located in the outer layer of the plasma membrane or when the probe was located in the inner membrane compartment.
(19) Stimulation with these electrodes were effective for inducing voiding with little residual volume after the recovery of bladder reflexes, 3 weeks after experimental spinal cord injury in the dog.
(20) Technical manipulations to improve resolution were time consuming and added little to the accuracy of the test.
() strong imp. of Laugh.
(v. i.) To make the calling sound of cows and other bovine animals; to moo.
(n.) The calling sound ordinarily made by cows and other bovine animals.
(n.) A hill; a mound; a grave.
(n.) Fire; a flame; a light.
(v. i.) To burn; to blaze.
(superl.) Occupying an inferior position or place; not high or elevated; depressed in comparison with something else; as, low ground; a low flight.
(superl.) Not rising to the usual height; as, a man of low stature; a low fence.
(superl.) Near the horizon; as, the sun is low at four o'clock in winter, and six in summer.
(superl.) Sunk to the farthest ebb of the tide; as, low tide.
(superl.) Beneath the usual or remunerative rate or amount, or the ordinary value; moderate; cheap; as, the low price of corn; low wages.
(superl.) Not loud; as, a low voice; a low sound.
(superl.) Depressed in the scale of sounds; grave; as, a low pitch; a low note.
(superl.) Made, as a vowel, with a low position of part of the tongue in relation to the palate; as, / (/m), / (all). See Guide to Pronunciation, // 5, 10, 11.
(superl.) Near, or not very distant from, the equator; as, in the low northern latitudes.
(superl.) Numerically small; as, a low number.
(superl.) Wanting strength or animation; depressed; dejected; as, low spirits; low in spirits.
(superl.) Depressed in condition; humble in rank; as, men of low condition; the lower classes.
(superl.) Mean; vulgar; base; dishonorable; as, a person of low mind; a low trick or stratagem.
(superl.) Not elevated or sublime; not exalted or diction; as, a low comparison.
(superl.) Submissive; humble.
(superl.) Deficient in vital energy; feeble; weak; as, a low pulse; made low by sickness.
(superl.) Moderate; not intense; not inflammatory; as, low heat; a low temperature; a low fever.
(superl.) Smaller than is reasonable or probable; as, a low estimate.
(superl.) Not rich, high seasoned, or nourishing; plain; simple; as, a low diet.
(n.) The lowest trump, usually the deuce; the lowest trump dealt or drawn.
(adv.) In a low position or manner; not aloft; not on high; near the ground.
(adv.) Under the usual price; at a moderate price; cheaply; as, he sold his wheat low.
(adv.) In a low mean condition; humbly; meanly.
(adv.) In time approaching our own.
(adv.) With a low voice or sound; not loudly; gently; as, to speak low.
(adv.) With a low musical pitch or tone.
(adv.) In subjection, poverty, or disgrace; as, to be brought low by oppression, by want, or by vice.
(adv.) In a path near the equator, so that the declination is small, or near the horizon, so that the altitude is small; -- said of the heavenly bodies with reference to the diurnal revolution; as, the moon runs low, that is, is comparatively near the horizon when on or near the meridian.
(v. t.) To depress; to lower.
(1) The extents of phospholipid hydrolysis were relatively low in brain homogenates, synaptic plasma membranes and heart ventricular muscle.
(2) Serum levels of both dihydralazine and metabolites were very low and particularly below the detection limit.
(3) This trend appeared to reverse itself in the low dose animals after 3 hr, whereas in the high dose group, cardiac output continued to decline.
(4) The technique is facilitated by an amazingly low tendency to bleeding.
(5) The rash presented either as a pityriasis rosea-like picture which appeared about three to six months after the onset of treatment in patients taking low doses, or alternatively, as lichenoid plaques which appeared three to six months after commencement of medication in patients taking high doses.
(6) When micF was cloned into a high-copy-number plasmid it repressed ompF gene expression, whereas when cloned into a low-copy-number plasmid it did not.
(7) Apparently, the irradiation with visible light of a low intensity creates an additional proton gradient and thus stimulates a new replication and division cycle in the population of cells whose membranes do not have delta pH necessary for the initiation of these processes.
(8) The low affinity of several N1-alkylpyrroleethylamines suggests that the benzene portion of the alpha-methyltryptamines is necessary for significant affinity.
(9) Simplicity, high capacity, low cost and label stability, combined with relatively high clinical sensitivity make the method suitable for cost effective screening of large numbers of samples.
(10) Aggregation was more frequent in low-osmolal media: mainly rouleaux were formed in ioxaglate but irregular aggregates in non-ionic media.
(11) Low birth weight, short stature, and mental retardation were common features in the four known patients with r(8).
(12) BL6 mouse melanoma cells lack detectable H-2Kb and had low levels of expression of H-2Db Ag.
(13) The level of gadd45 mRNA increased rapidly after X rays at doses as low as 2 Gy.
(14) The cumulative incidence of grade II and III acute GVHD in the 'low dose' cyclosporin group was 42% compared to 51% in the 'standard dose' group (P = 0.60).
(15) beta-Endorphin blocked the development of fighting responses when a low footshock intensity was used, but facilitated it when a high shock intensity was delivered.
(16) The extent of the infectious process was limited, however, because the life span of the cultures was not significantly shortened, the yields of infectious virus per immunofluorescent cell were at all times low, and most infected cells contained only a few well-delineated small masses of antigen, suggestive of an abortive infection.
(17) The extreme quenching of the dioxetane chemiluminescence by both microsomes and phosphatidylcholine, as a model phospholipid, implies that despite the low quantum yield (approx.
(18) This study compared the non-invasive vascular profiles, coagulation tests, and rheological profiles of 46 consecutive cases of low-tension glaucoma with 69 similarly unselected cases of high-tension glaucoma and 47 age-matched controls.
(19) A diplomatic source said the killing appeared particularly unusual because of Farooq lack of recent political activity: "He was lying low in the past two years.
(20) In animal experiments pharmacological properties of the low molecular weight heparin derivative CY 216 were determined.