menos

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin minus.

Adverb[edit]

menos

  1. less
    Esti pueblu ye menos guapu que'l to.This town is less nice than that one.
    Antonym: más

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin minus, comparative of parum.

Adverb[edit]

menos

  1. less

Ladino[edit]

Adverb[edit]

menos

  1. less
    Synonym: manko
  2. (often with definite article) least
    Synonym: manko

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese menos, displacing collateral form mẽos, from Latin minus, neuter of minor (lesser; smaller), comparative of parvus (small).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

menos (not comparable)

  1. less (in lower degree)
    Aqui é menos frio.Here is less cold.
    Se trabalhares menos, cansarás menos.If you work less, you will tire less.
    Antonym: mais

Preposition[edit]

menos

  1. except; but
    Li todos, menos o último.I read all, except the last one.
    Synonyms: exceto, fora
  2. (mathematics) minus (indicates subtraction)
    Três menos dois é um.Three minus two is one.

Pronoun[edit]

menos m or f (plural menos)

  1. fewer (a smaller number of), less (a smaller size or significance of)
    Menos pessoas correm.Fewer people run.
    Atirou com menos precisão.He shot with less precision.
    Antonym: mais

Usage notes[edit]

Some use the incorrect feminine plural menas.

Noun[edit]

menos m (plural menos)

  1. minus sign (the symbol −)
    Synonym: sinal de menos

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin minus, comparative of parum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

menos

  1. less
    Antonym: más
  2. (often with definite article) least
    Antonym: más

Usage notes[edit]

Adjective[edit]

menos (plural menos)

  1. less, fewer
    Antonym: más
  2. least, fewest
    Antonym: más

Preposition[edit]

menos

  1. minus
    Dos menos uno son uno.Two minus one is one.

Noun[edit]

menos m (plural menos)

  1. minus sign

Derived terms[edit]

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