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a little

part of speech: phrase
definition 1: a small amount of something (used when the amount, though small, is nonetheless significant).
I have a little time now, so we can talk.I don't have much, but I can give you a little.There is a little cake left if you'd like some.
definition 2: to a small degree or for a small amount of time.
I'm a little tired right now, so give me a moment to rest.I like to read a little before I go to bed.It snowed a little yesterday.
definition 3: sometimes, but not extremely often.
I still skate a little in the winter.
definition 4: a small distance.
Just a little down the road, you'll see the post office on your right.
definition 5: a brief period of time.
We're leaving in a little, so it's time to say goodbye.Could you wait for just a little?