LESS, for unless. [Not in use.]
LESS, A terminating syllable of many nouns and some adjectives. Hence it is a privative word, denoting destitution; as a witless man, a man destitute of wit; childless, without children; fatherless; faithless; penniless; lawless, etc.
LESS, adjective Smaller; not so large or great; as a less quantity or number; a horse of less size or value. We are all destined to suffer affliction in a greater or less degree.
LESS, adverb Not so much; in a smaller or lower degree; as less bright or loud; less beautiful; less obliging; less careful. The less a man praises himself, the more disposed are others to praise him.
1. Not so much.
They gathered some more, some less Exodus 16:17.
2. An inferior.
The less is blessed by the better. Hebrews 7:7.
LESS, verb transitive To make less [Not in use.]