small
Pronunciation
  • (British)
  • (America)
    • (GA) IPA: /smɔl/
    • (cot-caught) IPA: /smɑl/
  • (Canada) IPA: /smɑl/
  • (AU, New Zealand) IPA: /smoːl/
Adjective

small (comparative smaller, superlative smallest)

  1. Not large or big; insignificant; few in number.
    A small serving of ice cream.
    A small group.
    He made us all feel small.
  2. (figuratively) Young, as a child.
    Remember when the children were small?
  3. (writing, incomparable) Minuscule or lowercase, referring to written or printed letters.
  4. Envincing little worth or ability; not large-minded; paltry; mean.
    • A true delineation of the smallest man is capable of interesting the greatest man.
  5. Not prolonged in duration; not extended in time; short.
    a small space of time
  6. (archaic) Slender, gracefully slim.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Translations Translations Adverb

small (comparative smaller, superlative smallest)

  1. In a small fashion.
  2. In or into small pieces.
    • 2009, Ingrid Hoffman, CBS Early Morning for September 28, 2009 (transcription)
      That's going to go in there. We've got some chives small chopped as well.
  3. (obsolete) To a small extent.
    • 1594, William Shakespeare, Lvcrece (First Quarto)‎[It small avails my mood.], London: Printed by Richard Field, for Iohn Harrison, […], OCLC 236076664 ↗, line 1273:
  4. (obsolete) In a low tone; softly.
    • c. 1595–1596, William Shakespeare, “A Midsommer Nights Dreame”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act 1, scene 2], line 49, [https://books.google.com/books?id=uNtBAQAAMAAJ&pg=PAThat's all one: you shall play it in a mask, and / you may speak as small as you will. page That's all one: you shall play it in a mask, and / you may speak as small as you will.]:
Noun

small (plural smalls)

  1. (rare) Any part of something that is smaller or slimmer than the rest, now usually with anatomical reference to the back.
Verb

small (smalls, present participle smalling; past and past participle smalled)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To make little or less.
  2. (intransitive) To become small; to dwindle.

Small
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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