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English adjective: small

1. small limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent


SamplesA little dining room.
A little house.
A small car.
A little (or small) group.


Synonymslittle


Similaratomic, bantam, bittie, bitty, diminutive, dinky, dwarfish, elfin, elflike, flyspeck, gnomish, half-size, infinitesimal, itsy-bitsy, itty-bitty, lesser, lilliputian, littler, micro, microscopic, microscopical, midget, miniature, miniscule, minuscule, minute, olive-sized, petite, pocket-size, pocket-sized, pocketable, puny, runty, shrimpy, slender, slim, small-scale, smaller, smallish, subatomic, teensy, teensy-weensy, teentsy, teeny, teeny-weeny, tiny, undersize, undersized, wee, weensy, weeny


Attributesize


Antonymsbig, large

2. small limited in size or scope


SamplesA small business.
A newspaper with a modest circulation.
Small-scale plans.
A pocket-size country.


Synonymsminor, modest, pocket-size, pocket-sized, small-scale


Similarlimited


Antonymsunlimited, limitless

3. small (of children and animals) young, immature


SamplesWhat a big little boy you are.
Small children.


Synonymslittle


Similarimmature, young


Antonymsold

4. small slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope


SamplesA series of death struggles with small time in between.


Similarlittle, slight


Domain usagearchaicism, archaism


Antonymsmuch

5. small low or inferior in station or quality


SamplesA humble cottage.
A lowly parish priest.
A modest man of the people.
Small beginnings.


Synonymshumble, low, lowly, modest


Similarinferior


Antonymssuperior

6. small lowercase


SamplesLittle a.
Small a.
E.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters.


Synonymslittle, minuscule


Similarlowercase


Antonymsuppercase

7. small (of a voice) faint


SamplesA little voice.
A still small voice.


Synonymslittle


Similarsoft


Antonymsloud

8. small have fine or very small constituent particles


SamplesA small misty rain.


Similarfine


Antonymscoarse, harsh

9. small not large but sufficient in size or amount


SamplesA modest salary.
Modest inflation.
Helped in my own small way.


Synonymsmodest


Similarmoderate


Antonymsimmoderate

10. small made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)


SamplesHer comments made me feel small.


Synonymsbelittled, diminished


Similardecreased, reduced


Antonymsincreased


English noun: small

1. small (body) the slender part of the back


Broader (hypernym)body part


Part meronymback, dorsum

2. small (attribute) a garment size for a small person


Broader (hypernym)size


English adverb: small

1. small on a small scale


SamplesThink small.


Antonymsbig









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