Small meaning

smôl
The definition of small is someone or something that is little or young.

An example of small is a grain of sand as compared to a rock.

An example of small is a two year old child.

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Having limited position, influence, or status; minor.
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Lowercase.

Type the password in small letters.

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Limited in importance or significance; trivial.

A small matter.

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Of little importance or significance; trivial.
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Having been belittled; humiliated.

Their comments made me feel small.

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Diluted; light; weak.

Small ale.

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In small pieces.
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In a low, faint tone; softly.
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In a small manner.
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The small or narrow part.

The small of the back.

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Small things or articles collectively.
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A surname​.
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Unpretentious; modest.

Made a small living; helped the cause in my own small way.

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Not fully grown; very young.

A small child.

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Narrow in outlook; petty.

A small mind.

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Diluted; weak. Used of alcoholic beverages.
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Lacking force or volume.

A small voice.

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In small pieces.

Cut the meat up small.

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Without loudness or forcefulness; softly.
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In a small manner.
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A part that is smaller or narrower than the rest.

The small of the back.

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Little in size, esp. when compared with others of the same kind; not large or big; limited in size.
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Young.

A book for small children.

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Having relatively little investment, capital, etc.

A small business.

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Small-minded; mean; petty.
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Gentle and low; soft.
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feel small
  • To feel shame or humiliation.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

feel small

Origin of small

  • Middle English smal from Old English smæl

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition