Small



adjective, smaller, smallest.
1.
of limited size; of comparatively restricted dimensions; not big; little:
a small box.
2.
slender, thin, or narrow:
a small waist.
3.
not large as compared with others of the same kind:
a small elephant.
4.
(of letters) lowercase (def 1).
5.
not great in amount, degree, extent, duration, value, etc.:
a small salary.
6.
not great numerically:
a small army.
7.
of low numerical value; denoted by a low number.
8.
having but little land, capital, power, influence, etc., or carrying on business or some activity on a limited scale:
a small enterprise.
9.
of minor importance, moment, weight, or consequence:
a small problem.
10.
humble, modest, or unpretentious:
small circumstances.
11.
characterized by or indicative of littleness of mind or character; mean-spirited; petty:
a small, miserly man.
12.
of little strength or force:
a small effort.
13.
(of sound or the voice) gentle; with little volume.
14.
very young:
when I was a small boy.
15.
diluted; weak.
adverb, smaller, smallest.
16.
in a small manner:
They talked big but lived small.
17.
into small pieces:
Slice the cake small.
18.
in low tones; softly.
noun
19.
something that is small:
Do you prefer the small or the large?
20.
a small or narrow part, as of the back.
21.
those who are small:
Democracy benefits the great and the small.
22.
smalls, small goods or products.
23.
smalls, British.

underclothes.
household linen, as napkins, pillowcases, etc.

24.
smalls, British Informal. the responsions at Oxford University.
25.
smalls, Mining. coal, ore, gangue, etc., in fine particles.
Idioms
26.
feel small, to be ashamed or mortified:
Her unselfishness made me feel small.
adjective
1.
comparatively little; limited in size, number, importance, etc
2.
of little importance or on a minor scale: a small business
3.
lacking in moral or mental breadth or depth: a small mind
4.
modest or humble: small beginnings
5.
of low or inferior status, esp socially
6.
(of a child or animal) young; not mature
7.
unimportant, trivial: a small matter
8.
not outstanding: a small actor
9.
of, relating to, or designating the ordinary modern minuscule letter used in printing and cursive writing Compare capital1 (sense 13) See also lower case
10.
lacking great strength or force: a small effort
11.
in fine particles: small gravel
12.
(obsolete) (of beer, etc) of low alcoholic strength
adverb
13.
into small pieces: you have to cut it small
14.
in a small or soft manner
15.
feel small, to be humiliated or inferior
noun
16.
the small, an object, person, or group considered to be small: do you want the small or the large?
17.
a small slender part, esp of the back
18.
(pl) (informal, mainly Brit) items of personal laundry, such as underwear

1. Functional, lazy, untyped.
[“SMALL – A Small Interactive Functional System”, L. Augustsson, TR 28, U Goteborg and Chalmers U, 1986].
2. A toy language used to illustrate denotational semantics.
[“The Denotational Description of Programming Languages”, M.J.C. Gordon, Springer 1979].

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