As a Noun:
1. Something which is small in size or amount.
As a Verb or Adjective:
1. Of something, to be small in size or amount. English = (be) little.
2. Of the number of things or people, to be smaller than desirable or than was expected. English = (be) few.
1. Used next to a verb or by itself to mean the period of time for the action is small. English = soon, briefly.