n.1.An animal or plant which is much below the ordinary size of its species or kind.
2.A diminutive human being, small in stature due to a pathological condition which causes a distortion of the proportions of body parts to each other, such as the limbs, torso, and head. A person of unusually small height who has normal body proportions is usually called a midget.
3.(Folklore) A small, usually misshapen person, typically a man, who may have magical powers; mythical dwarves were often depicted as living underground in caves.
Dwarf elder
(Bot.) danewort.
Dwarf wall
(Arch.) a low wall, not as high as the story of a building, often used as a garden wall or fence.
- Gwilt.
v. t.1.To hinder from growing to the natural size; to make or keep small; to stunt.
[imp. & p. p. Dwarfed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dwarfing.]
Even the most common moral ideas and affections . . . would be stunted and dwarfed, if cut off from a spiritual background.
- J. C. Shairp.
v. i.1.To become small; to diminish in size.
Strange power of the world that, the moment we enter it, our great conceptions dwarf.
- Beaconsfield.
Noun1.Dwarfdwarf - a person who is abnormally small
Synonyms: midget, nanus
2.dwarf - a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure
Synonyms: gnome
Verb1.dwarf - make appear small by comparison; "This year's debt dwarves that of last year"
Synonyms: overshadow, shadow
2.dwarf - check the growth of; "the lack of sunlight dwarfed these pines"
Ariel, Befind, Corrigan, Finnbeara, Lilliputian, Mab, Oberon, Titania, Tom Thumb, ace, atom, banshee, bedwarf, belittle, bit, bitsy, brownie, cluricaune, dab, de-emphasize, detract from, diminish, diminutive, dole, dominate, dot, downplay, dram, dribble, driblet, dumpy, dwarfed, dwarfish, elf, elfin, fairy, fairy queen, farthing, fay, fleck, flyspeck, fragment, gnome, gobbet, goblin, grain, granule, gremlin, groat, hair, handful, hob, homunculus, imp, incipient, iota, jot, kobold, leprechaun, lilliputian, little, little bit, manikin, meager, midge, miniature, minify, minikin, minim, minimum, minimus, minutiae, mite, modicum, molecule, mote, nanoid, nutshell, ounce, ouphe, overshadow, particle, pebble, peewee, peri, pinch, pip-squeak, pittance, pixie, play down, point, pooka, puca, pwca, pygmy, rudimental, rudimentary, runty, scraggy, scrubby, scruple, shrimp, shriveled, shrunk, shrunken, smidgen, smitch, speck, spoonful, spot, sprite, squat, stunted, suppress, sylph, sylphid, thimbleful, tiny bit, tittle, trifling amount, trivia, underplay, undersize, undersized, wart, wee, whit, wizened
-- Dwarf --
dwarf astilbe
dwarf banana
dwarf bilberry
dwarf blueberry
dwarf buckeye
dwarf buffalo
dwarf cape gooseberry
dwarf chestnut
dwarf chinkapin oak
dwarf chinquapin oak
dwarf cornel
dwarf daisy
dwarf dandelion
dwarf elder
dwarf elm
dwarf flowering almond
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