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DET （数量）较小（或少）的；更小（或少）的（前面可用a little，a lot，a bit，far和much等修饰） You use less to indicate that there is a smaller amount of something than before or than average. You can use 'a little', 'a lot', 'a bit', 'far', and 'much' in front of less.
People should eat less fat to reduce the risk of heart disease.
...a dishwasher that uses less water and electricity than older machines...
PREP-PHRASE （用在数字或数量前）少于，低于，比…少 You use less than before a number or amount to say that the actual number or amount is smaller than this.
Motorways actually cover less than 0.1 percent of the countryside...
Less than a half hour later he returned upstairs.
ADV-COMPAR （某一特性的程度与以往或一般情况相比）较轻地，较差地 You use less to indicate that something or someone has a smaller amount of a quality than they used to or than is average or usual.
I often think about those less fortunate than me...
Other amenities, less commonly available, include a library and exercise room...
ADV-COMPAR 不像…（更像…）；与其说…（倒不如说…） If you say that something is less one thing than another, you mean that it is like the second thing rather than the first.
At first sight it looked less like a capital city than a mining camp...
Trades union leadership in those days was less a career than a vocation.
ADV-COMPAR （做得）较少，更少 If you do something less than before or less than someone else, you do it to a smaller extent or not as often.
We are eating more and exercising less...
I see less of any of my friends than I used to.
PHR-CONJ-COORD （用于否定句后）遑论，更何况，更不用说 You use the expressions still less ,much less, and even less after a negative statement in order to introduce and emphasize a further statement, and to make it negative too.
I never talked about it, still less about her...
The boy didn't have a girlfriend, much less a wife.
PREP （用在数字或数量前）扣除，减去 When you are referring to amounts, you use less in front of a number or quantity to indicate that it is to be subtracted from another number or quantity already mentioned.
...Boyton Financial Services Fees: £750, less £400...
Company car drivers will pay between ten and twenty five percent, less tax.
PHRASE 逐渐减少；越来越小 You use less and less to say that something is becoming smaller all the time in degree or amount.
The couple seem to spend less and less time together...
She sounded less and less eager to return to Ireland...
PHRASE 毫不；完全不；一点都不 You use less than to say that something does not have a particular quality. For example, if you describe something as less than perfect, you mean that it is not perfect at all.
Her greeting was less than enthusiastic...
Her advice has frequently been less than wholly helpful.
PHRASE （对某事物或某人的重要性表示惊讶或钦佩）竟然，居然 You can use no less as a way of expressing surprise or admiration at the importance of something or someone.
He had returned to England in an aircraft carrier no less...
Who wrote the screenplay from Patricia Highsmith's book? Raymond Chandler, no less.
PHRASE （对某一数目之大表示惊奇）多达 You use no less than before an amount to indicate that the amount is larger than you expected.
No less than 35 per cent of the country is protected in the form of parks and nature sanctuaries...
He is lined up for no less than four US television interviews.