Words ending in -less
What about words ending in less:
Wireless ... a radio. Fireless engine ... a steam engine with no firebox, but loaded with steam to do its work. Batteryless radio ... a clockwork radio.
22.214.171.124 02:47, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
Synonym of fewer?
The definition very cleverly side-stepped the argument over the use of less to mean fewer. I hope that my clarification is sufficiently neutral in PoV. I have held both views. Can you determine which view I currently hold? Dbfirs 23:15, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
- Strictly, less used in this sense is a determiner, but that's just a fussy grammarian's word for a special sort of adjective isn't it? Are the other adjectival senses of less also determiners? (I'm not proposing that we change the header!) Dbfirs 20:06, 19 January 2008 (UTC)