[smɔːl] or [smɔl]
(noun.) a garment size for a small person.
(noun.) the slender part of the back.
(adj.) limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; 'a little dining room'; 'a little house'; 'a small car'; 'a little (or small) group' .
(adj.) have fine or very small constituent particles; 'a small misty rain' .
(adj.) slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope; 'a series of death struggles with small time in between' .
(adv.) on a small scale; 'think small'.
(superl.) Having little size, compared with other things of the same kind; little in quantity or degree; diminutive; not large or extended in dimension; not great; not much; inconsiderable; as, a small man; a small river.
(superl.) Being of slight consequence; feeble in influence or importance; unimportant; trivial; insignificant; as, a small fault; a small business.
(superl.) Envincing little worth or ability; not large-minded; -- sometimes, in reproach, paltry; mean.
(superl.) Not prolonged in duration; not extended in time; short; as, after a small space.
(superl.) Weak; slender; fine; gentle; soft; not loud.
(adv.) In or to small extent, quantity, or degree; little; slightly.
(adv.) Not loudly; faintly; timidly.
(n.) The small or slender part of a thing; as, the small of the leg or of the back.
(n.) Same as Little go. See under Little, a.
(v. t.) To make little or less.
a. . Little, diminutive, tiny, puny, dwarf, minikin, dwarfish, stunted, Liliputian, pygmean, pygmy, miniature, not great, not large.. Minute, microscopic, molecular, atomic, corpuscular.. Petty, trifling, trivial, inconsiderable, insignificant, unimportant.. Slender, scanty, paltry, moderate.. Feeble, weak, faint, slight.. Mean, sordid, selfish, illiberal, ungenerous, mercenary, narrow, narrow-minded.. Shallow, unintelligent, unintellectual, ungifted, sappy, stolid, dull, feeble-minded.
SYN:Little, diminutive, slight, minute, feeble, trivial, insignificant, paltry,narrow, mean, weak, slender, fine, inferior
ANT:Great, large, big, considerable, bulky, extensive, ample, spacious, stout,strong, important, broad, liberal
adj. little in quantity or degree: minute: not great: unimportant: ungenerous petty: of little worth or ability: short: having little strength: gentle: little in quality or quantity.—adv. in a low tone; gently.—ns. Small′-ale ale with little malt and unhopped; Small′-and-earl′y (coll.) an informal evening-party.—n.pl. Small′-arms muskets rifles pistols &c. including all weapons that can be actually carried by a man.—n. Small′-beer a kind of weak beer.—adj. inferior generally.—n.pl. Small′-clothes knee-breeches esp. those of the close-fitting 18th-century form.—ns. Small′-coal coal not in lumps but small pieces; Small′-craft small vessels generally.—n.pl. Small′-debts a phrase current in Scotland to denote debts under ?2 recoverable in the Sheriff Court.—n. Small′-hand writing such as is ordinarily used in correspondence.—n.pl. Small′-hours the hours immediately following midnight.—adj. Small′ish somewhat small.—ns. Small′ness; Small′-pī′ca (see Pica); Small′pox or Variola a contagious febrile disease of the class known as Exanthemata characterised by small pocks or eruptions on the skin; Smalls the 'little-go' or previous examination: small-clothes; Small′-talk light or trifling conversation.—n.pl. Small′-wares (see Ware).—In a small way with little capital or stock: unostentatiously.
- In each bladder was a small quantity of dried peas, or little pebbles, as I was afterwards informed. 乔纳森·斯威夫特. 格列佛游记.
- It was very small, very dark, very ugly, very incommodious. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- I hadn't any particular work to give him, but I had a number of small induction coils, and to give him something to do I told him to fix them up and sell them among his sailor friends. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- As I had had some previous experience with the statements of mining men, I concluded I would just send down a small plant and prospect the field before putting up a large one. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- Somewhat as a house is composed of a group of bricks, or a sand heap of grains of sand, the human body is composed of small divisions called cells. 伯莎M.克拉克. 科学通论.
- A hob was the flat part of the open hearth where water and spirits were warmed; and the small table, at which people sat when so engaged, was called a nob. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- But Ferranti had good ideas, and he was no small man. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- They are a smaller horde than the Tharks but much more ferocious. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星公主.
- Then they moved across, through the hall, to the other front room, that was a little smaller than the firSt. 'This is the study,' said Hermione. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- In this respect, therefore, the species of the larger genera resemble varieties, more than do the species of the smaller genera. 查尔斯·达尔文. 物种起源.
- And yet molecules are made up of even smaller particles, called atoms. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- Nations with a glorious past as to bravery but with a poor armament have gone down suddenly before smaller forces armed with modern ordnance. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- From the cooling and cont racting masses that were to constitute the planets smaller zones and rings were formed. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- Diving bells have been made of various forms, more especially in that of a bell or hollow truncated cone, with the smaller end closed, and the larger one, which is placed lowermost, open. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- Anyone who has had the smallest experience of municipal politics knows that the corruption of the police is directly proportionate to the severity of the taboos it is asked to enforce. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- After a moment she spoke once more, but without turning round, without allowing me to catch the smallest glimpse of her face. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- You're very right, Sir,' interposed Ben Allen, just awake enough to know that he had spent his thousand pounds without the smallest difficulty. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- The atom, to be sure, can no longer be consider ed the smallest unit of matter, as the mass of a β particle is approximately one seventeen-hundredths that of an atom of hydrogen. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- I have not the smallest doubt of the issue. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- I had dreaded this from the firSt. I would have prevented it, if she had allowed me the smallest chance of doing so. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- But the revenue of idle people, considered as a class or order, cannot, in the smallest degree, be increased by those operations of banking. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- Turning his head, Wegg beheld his persecutor, the ever-wakeful dustman, accoutred with fantail hat and velveteen smalls complete. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- And a low thief,' added the gentleman in the green-foil smalls. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.