Definition and Meanings for small

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Small is ranked 24,517 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of small

adjective, comparative, superlative, adverb, noun, transitive verb

Etymology of small

oe. small, as. smael; akin to d. smal narrow, os. & ohg. smal small, g. schmal narrow, dan. & sw. smal, goth. smals small, icel. smali small cattle, sheep, or goats; cf. gr. mh^lon a sheep or goat

Meaning of small

as adjective, comparative, superlative

  • 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.
  • being of slight consequence; feeble in influence or importance; unimportant; trivial; insignificant; as, a small fault; a small business.
  • envincing little worth or ability; not large-minded; -- sometimes, in reproach, paltry; mean.
  • not prolonged in duration; not extended in time; short; as, after a small space.
  • weak; slender; fine; gentle; soft; not loud.

as adjective

    as adverb

    • in or to small extent, quantity, or degree; little; slightly.
    • not loudly; faintly; timidly.

    as noun

    • the small or slender part of a thing; as, the small of the leg or of the back.
    • smallclothes.

    as adjective

    • same as little go. see under little, a.

    as transitive verb

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