Small definition

smôl
In a small manner.
adverb
14
3
Lacking force or volume.

A small voice.

adjective
10
6
Limited in importance or significance; trivial.

A small matter.

adjective
8
5
Narrow in outlook; petty.

A small mind.

adjective
5
3
The small or narrow part.

The small of the back.

noun
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1
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Small things or articles collectively.
noun
2
1
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.

adjective
1
0
Being below average in quantity or extent.

A small donation; a small project.

adjective
1
0
Little in quantity, extent, numbers, value, duration, etc.

A small income.

adjective
1
0
Lowercase.

Type the password in small letters.

adjective
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0
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Being below average in size.

A small car.

adjective
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0
Small things considered as a group.
noun
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0
(chiefly british) Small items of clothing.
noun
0
0
Of slight intensity; of limited degree or scope.
adjective
0
0
Consisting of relatively few units; numerically low.
adjective
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0
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Of low or inferior rank; ordinary; not notable.
adjective
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0
Modest or humble.
adjective
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0
A surname​.
pronoun
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Having limited position, influence, or status; minor.
adjective
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1
Unpretentious; modest.

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

adjective
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1
Not fully grown; very young.

A small child.

adjective
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1
Having been belittled; humiliated.

Their comments made me feel small.

adjective
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1
Diluted; weak. Used of alcoholic beverages.
adjective
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1
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In small pieces.

Cut the meat up small.

adverb
0
1
Without loudness or forcefulness; softly.
adverb
0
1
In a small manner.
adverb
0
1
A part that is smaller or narrower than the rest.

The small of the back.

noun
0
1
Little in size, esp. when compared with others of the same kind; not large or big; limited in size.
adjective
0
1
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Young.

A book for small children.

adjective
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1
Having relatively little investment, capital, etc.

A small business.

adjective
0
1
Small-minded; mean; petty.
adjective
0
1
Gentle and low; soft.
adjective
0
1
Diluted; light; weak.

Small ale.

adjective
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1
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adjective
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1
In small pieces.
adverb
0
1
In a low, faint tone; softly.
adverb
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1
Of little importance or significance; trivial.
adjective
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2
feel small
  • to feel shame or humiliation
idiom
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0
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
small
Plural:
smalls

Adjective

Base Form:
small
Comparative:
smaller
Superlative:
smallest

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