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small

  

      adj  
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       capital   1       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  
      adv  
13    into small pieces  
cut it small     
14    in a small or soft manner  
15    feel small   to be humiliated or inferior  
      n  
16    often preceded by: the   an object, person, or group considered to be small  
the small or the large?     
17    a small slender part, esp. of the back  
18    pl  
Informal     (chiefly Brit)   items of personal laundry, such as underwear  
     (Old English smæl; related to Old High German smal, Old Norse smali small cattle)  
  smallish      adj  
  smallness      n  


small advertisement   , small ad  
      n   a short, simply designed advertisement in a newspaper or magazine, usually set entirely in a small size of type  
   See       display advertisement  
small arms  
      pl n   portable firearms of relatively small calibre  
small beer  
      n  
Informal     (chiefly Brit)   people or things of no importance  
small-bore  
      adj   (of a firearm) having a small bore, especially one of less than .22 calibre  
small calorie  
      n      another name for       calorie  
small capital  
      n   a letter having the form of an upper-case letter but the same height as a lower-case letter  
small change  
      n  
1    coins, esp. those of low value  
2    a person or thing that is not outstanding or important  
small chop  
      pl n     (W African)   cocktail snacks  
small circle  
      n   a circular section of a sphere that does not contain the centre of the sphere  
   Compare       great circle  
small claims court  
      n     (Brit. and Canadian)   a local court with jurisdiction to try civil actions involving small claims  
small fry  
      pl n  
1    people or things regarded as unimportant  
2    young children  
3    young or small fishes  
small game  
      n     (Brit)   small animals that are hunted for sport  
small goods  
      pl n     (Austral. and N.Z.)   meats bought from a delicatessen, such as sausages  
small hours  
      pl n   the. the early hours of the morning, after midnight and before dawn  
small intestine  
      n   the longest part of the alimentary canal, consisting of the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum, in which digestion is completed  
   Compare       large intestine  
small letter  
      n   a lower-case letter  
small-minded  
      adj   narrow-minded; petty; intolerant; mean  
  small-mindedly      adv  
  small-mindedness      n  
small pica  
      n   (formerly) a size of printer's type approximately equal to 11 point  
small potatoes  
      n   functioning as sing or pl  
Informal     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   someone or something of little significance or value, esp. a small amount of money  
small print  
      n   matter in a contract, etc., printed in small type, esp. when considered to be a trap for the unwary  
small-scale  
      adj  
1    of limited size or scope  
2    (of a map, model, etc.) giving a relatively small representation of something, usually missing out details  
small screen  
      n      an informal name for       television  
small slam  
      n     (Bridge)      another name for       little slam  
small stores  
      pl n     (Navy)   personal items, such as clothing, sold aboard ship or at a naval base  
   Compare       slop chest  
small stuff  
      n     (Nautical)   any light twine or yarn used aboard ship for serving lines, etc.  
small talk  
      n   light conversation for social occasions  
small-time  
      adj  
Informal   insignificant; minor  
a small-time criminal     
  small-timer      n  
small white  
      n   a small white butterfly, Artogeia rapae, with scanty black markings, the larvae of which feed on brassica leaves  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
small handbag without handles
n.
A really small person even when old
n.
small unmeasured amount usually applied to a solid
used widely in Australia
adj.
petty and small-minded
adj.
inclined to bring forward small faults; made to confuse in argument
n.
A small short-term loan, with very high interest rates, that the borrower promises to repay on or near the next payday. Used by wage earners who run short of cash before payday. Payday lending is an established form of lending in the US and Canada.
Also: payday advance, overnight loan.
exp.
A small business that is typically owned and run by members of a family
n.
1. a package containing food, clothes or other items that the receiver has difficulties in procuring by himself; 2. a package containing small gifts for close persons
exp.
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better

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