HyperDic: small

English > 13 senses of the word small:
ADJECTIVEallsmall, littlelimited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
allsmall, minor, modest, small-scale, pocket-size, pocket-sizedlimited in size or scope
allsmall, little(of children and animals) young, immature
allsmallslight or limited
allsmall, humble, low, lowly, modestlow or inferior in station or quality
allsmall, little, minusculelowercase
allsmall, little(of a voice) faint
allsmallhave fine or very small constituent particles
allsmall, modestnot large but sufficient in size or amount
allsmall, belittled, diminishedmade to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)
ADVERBallsmallon a small scale
NOUNbodysmallthe slender part of the back
attributesmalla garment size for a small person
small > pronunciation
Soundssmao'l
Rhymesalbuterol ... windfall: 100 rhymes with aol...
English > small: 13 senses > adjective 1
MeaningLimited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent.
Examples
  • "a small car"
  • "a little (or small) group"
Synonymlittle
Attribute ofsizeThe physical magnitude of something (how big it is)
NarroweratomicImmeasurably small
bantam, diminutive, lilliputian, midget, petite, tiny, flyspeckVery small
bitty, bittie, teensy, teentsy, teeny, wee, weeny, weensy, teensy-weensy, teeny-weeny, itty-bitty, itsy-bitsy(used informally) very small
dinky, insignificantsmall and insignificant
dwarfishatypically small
elfin, elflikesmall and delicate
gnomishUsed of small deformed creatures / creatures
half-sizehalf the usual / usual or regular size
infinitesimal, minuteinfinitely or immeasurably small
lessersmaller in size or amount or value
microExtremely small in scale or scope or capability
microscopic, microscopicalSo small as to be invisible without a microscope
miniatureOn a very small scale
minuscule, minisculeVery small
olive-sizedAbout the size of an olive
pocket-size, pocket-sized, pocketablesmall enough to be carried in a garment pocket
puny, runty, shrimpy(used especially of persons) of inferior size
slender, slimsmall in quantity
small-scalecreated or drawn on a small scale
smaller, littlersmall or little relative to something else
smallishRather small
subatomicOf smaller than atomic dimensions
undersize, undersizedsmaller than normal for its kind
Oppositelarge, bigAbove average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
Spanishmenudo, pequeño
Catalanmenut, petit
Nounssmallnessthe property of having a relatively small size
smallnessthe property of being a relatively small amount
English > small: 13 senses > adjective 2
MeaningLimited in size or scope.
Examples
  • "a small business"
  • "small-scale plans"
Synonymsminor, modest, small-scale, pocket-size, pocket-sized
Broaderlimitedsmall in range or scope
Spanishmenor, modesto, pequeño, reducido
Catalanpetit, reduït
Nounssmallnessthe property of having a relatively small size
English > small: 13 senses > adjective 3
Meaning(of children and animals) young, immature.
Example "small children"
Synonymlittle
Broaderyoung, immature(used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth
Spanishpequeño
Catalanpetit
English > small: 13 senses > adjective 4
MeaningSlight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope.
Example"a series of death struggles with small time in between"
Broaderlittle, slight(quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree
Usage ofarchaism, archaicismThe use of an archaic expression
Spanishpoco
Catalanpoc
English > small: 13 senses > adjective 5
MeaningLow or inferior in station or quality.
Example "small beginnings"
Synonymshumble, low, lowly, modest
BroaderinferiorOf or characteristic of low rank or importance
Spanishhumilde, modesto, pequeño, sencillo
Catalanhumil, modest, petit, senzill
English > small: 13 senses > adjective 6
Meaninglowercase.
Example "small a"
Synonymslittle, minuscule
Broaderlowercaserelating to small (not capitalized) letters that were kept in the lower half of a compositor's type case
Spanishminúscula
Catalanminúscula
English > small: 13 senses > adjective 7
Meaning(of a voice) faint.
Example "a still small voice"
Synonymlittle
Broadersoft(of sound) relatively low in volume
Spanishdébil, flojo
Catalandèbil, feble, fluix
Nounssmallnessthe property of having relatively little strength or vigor
English > small: 13 senses > adjective 8
MeaningHave fine or very small constituent particles.
Example"a small misty rain"
BroaderfineOf textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles
Spanishdiminuto, minúsculo
Catalandiminut, minúscul
English > small: 13 senses > adjective 9
Meaningnot large but sufficient in size or amount.
Example "helped in my own small way"
Synonymmodest
BroadermoderateWithin reasonable or average limits
Spanishmodesto, pequeño
Catalanmodest, petit
Nounssmallnessthe property of being a relatively small amount
English > small: 13 senses > adjective 10
Meaningmade to seem smaller or less (especially in worth).
Example"her comments made me feel small"
Synonymsbelittled, diminished
Broaderdecreased, reducedmade less in size or amount or degree
Spanishempequeñecido, pequeño
Catalanempetitit, petit
English > small: 13 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningThe slender part of the back.
Part ofback, dorsumThe posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
Broaderbody partAny part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
English > small: 13 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningA garment size for a small person.
BroadersizeThe property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)
English > small: 13 senses > adverb 1
MeaningOn a small scale.
Example"think small"
OppositebigOn a grand scale

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