[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'.

塞西莉亚校对--From WordNet


(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.) Smallclothes.

(n.) Same as Little go. See under Little, a.

(v. t.) To make little or less.



a. [1]. Little, diminutive, tiny, puny, dwarf, minikin, dwarfish, stunted, Liliputian, pygmean, pygmy, miniature, not great, not large.[2]. Minute, microscopic, molecular, atomic, corpuscular.[3]. Petty, trifling, trivial, inconsiderable, insignificant, unimportant.[4]. Slender, scanty, paltry, moderate.[5]. Feeble, weak, faint, slight.[6]. Mean, sordid, selfish, illiberal, ungenerous, mercenary, narrow, narrow-minded.[7]. 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.— 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.— 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.— 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.— 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.— Small′-wares (see Ware).—In a small way with little capital or stock: unostentatiously.





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