Pronunciation: smạl
a.1.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.
To compare
Great things with small.
- Milton.
2.Being of slight consequence; feeble in influence or importance; unimportant; trivial; insignificant; as, a small fault; a small business.
3.Envincing little worth or ability; not large-minded; - sometimes, in reproach, paltry; mean.
4.Not prolonged in duration; not extended in time; short; as, after a small space.
5.Weak; slender; fine; gentle; soft; not loud.
Great and small
of all ranks or degrees; - used especially of persons.
Small arms
muskets, rifles, pistols, etc., in distinction from cannon.
- Chaucer.
Small beer
See under Beer.
Small coal
a - Little coals of wood formerly used to light fires
b - Coal about the size of a hazelnut, separated from the coarser parts by screening.
- Gay.
Small craft
(Naut.) a vessel, or vessels in general, of a small size.
Small fruits
See under Fruit.
Small hand
a certain size of paper. See under Paper.
Small hours
See under Hour.
Small letter
(Print.) a lower-case letter. See Lower-case, and Capital letter, under Capital, a.
Small piece
a Scotch coin worth about 2¼d. sterling, or about 4½cents.
Small register
See the Note under 1st Register, 7.
Small stuff
(Naut.) spun yarn, marline, and the smallest kinds of rope.
Small talk
light or trifling conversation; chitchat.
- R. H. Dana, Jr.
Small wares
(Com.) various small textile articles, as tapes, braid, tringe, and the like.
- MCulloch.
adv.1.In or to small extent, quantity, or degree; little; slightly.
2.Not loudly; faintly; timidly.
You may speak as small as you will.
- Shak.
n.1.The small or slender part of a thing; as, the small of the leg or of the back.
3.Same as Little go. See under Little, a.
v. t.1.To make little or less.
Noun1.small - the slender part of the back
2.small - a garment size for a small person
Adj.1.small - 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"; "a small voice"
Synonyms: little
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"
2.small - limited in size or scope; "a small business"; "a newspaper with a modest circulation"; "small-scale plans"; "a pocket-size country"
3.small - low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"
Synonyms: humble, lowly, modest, low
4.small - not fully grown; "what a big little boy you are"; "small children"
Synonyms: little
5.small - too small to be seen except under a microscope
6.small - not large but sufficient in size or amount; "a modest salary"; "modest inflation"; "helped in my own small way"
Synonyms: modest
7.small - (of a voice) faint; "a little voice"; "a still small voice"
Synonyms: little
8.small - slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope; "a series of death struggles with small time in between"
9.small - made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth); "her comments made me feel small"
10.small - lowercase; "little a"; "small a"; "e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters"
Synonyms: minuscule, little
11.small - have fine or very small constituent particles; "a small misty rain"
Adv.1.small - on a small scale; "think small"
big - on a grand scale; "think big"
1.SMALL - Functional, lazy, untyped.

["SMALL - A Small Interactive Functional System", L. Augustsson, TR 28, U Goteborg and Chalmers U, 1986].
2.SMALL - A toy language used to illustrate denotational semantics.

["The Denotational Description of Programming Languages", M.J.C. Gordon, Springer 1979].
To dream that someone or something is smaller than usual, represents feelings of insignificance, helplessness and unworthiness. Alternatively, you may be literally trying to "knock" this person down to size. Perhaps it suggests that you or someone in your life has an inflated ego and need to be taught a lesson.Lenten, Lilliputian, Spartan, abject, abominable, abstemious, airy, arrant, ascetic, atrocious, attenuate, attenuated, austere, authoritarian, baby, back-burner, bantam, base, beggarly, bigot, bigoted, borne, boyish, cheap, cheesy, close, closed, commonplace, constricted, contemptible, cramped, creedbound, crummy, cursory, deaf, deaf to reason, debased, deficient, degraded, delicate, depraved, depthless, despicable, diaphanous, diluted, diminished, dinky, dirty, disgusting, dispensable, dwarfed, dwarfish, elfin, ethereal, everyday, execrable, exiguous, fanatical, few, fine, fine-drawn, finespun, flagrant, flat, flimsy, footling, foul, frail, frugal, fulsome, gauzy, girlish, gossamer, gracile, grave, gross, grudging, half-pint, heinous, hidebound, homely, humble, humble-looking, humble-visaged, humblest, illiberal, immaterial, immature, imperfect, impoverished, in a nutshell, in miniature, in the small, inadequate, inappreciable, incompetent, inconsequential, inconsiderable, inessential, inferior, inglorious, innocuous, insignificant, insubstantial, insufficient, insular, irrelevant, jejune, knee-high, lacy, lean, least, lesser, light, limited, little-minded, low, low-down, lowest, lowliest, lowly, lumpen, maladroit, mangy, matter-of-fact, meager, mean, mean-minded, mean-spirited, measly, mediocre, midget, mingy, mini, miniature, minor, minuscule, miserable, miserly, misty, modest, monkey, monstrous, mundane, narrow, narrow-hearted, narrow-minded, narrow-souled, narrow-spirited, nearsighted, nefarious, negligible, niggardly, no great shakes, nonessential, not comparable, not in it, not vital, nugatory, obnoxious, odious, one-horse, out of it, paltry, papery, parochial, parsimonious, peewee, petit, petite, picayune, picayunish, piddling, pindling, pint-sized, plain, pocket-sized, poky, poor, provincial, purblind, rank, rare, rarefied, reduced, reptilian, scabby, scant, scanty, scrawny, scrimp, scrimpy, scrubby, scruffy, scummy, scurvy, secondary, selfish, shabby, shallow, shoddy, short, shortsighted, simple, skimp, skimpy, skin-deep, slender, slenderish, slight-made, slightly, slim, slimmish, slinky, small-minded, small-scale, smallish, smally, spare, sparing, squalid, starvation, stingy, stinted, stinting, straitened, straitlaced, stuffy, stunted, subsistence, subtle, superficial, svelte, sylphlike, teachable, technical, teeny, tenuous, thin, thin-bodied, thin-set, thin-spun, thinnish, threadlike, tight, tight-fisted, trifling, two-by-four, two-dimensional, uncatholic, uncharitable, unchivalrous, undersized, undistinguished, unessential, ungenerous, unimaginative, unimportant, unimpressive, uninspired, unliberal, unmentionable, unnoteworthy, unnourishing, unnutritious, unoriginal, unpretentious, unprofound, unsatisfactory, unskillful, vague, vile, wasp-waisted, watered, watered-down, watery, weak, willowy, wiredrawn, wispy, wretched, young
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