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Definition of small:

  1. Being of slight consequence; feeble in influence or importance; unimportant; trivial; insignificant; as, a small fault; a small business.
  2. Envincing little worth or ability; not large- minded; - sometimes, in reproach, paltry; mean.
  3. 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.
  4. In or to small extent, quantity, or degree; little; slightly.
  5. Not loudly; faintly; timidly.
  6. Not prolonged in duration; not extended in time; short; as, after a small space.
  7. Same as Little go. See under Little, a.
  8. Smallclothes.
  9. The small or slender part of a thing; as, the small of the leg or of the back.
  10. To make little or less.
  11. Weak; slender; fine; gentle; soft; not loud.

Synonyms:

miserable, humble, wee, mild, weensy, elflike, bittie, lowly, thin, whispery, lilliputian, low-pitched, itsy-bitsy, low-down, dainty, nice, smooth, subtle, youth, small-minded, miniature, big, lesser, dinky, teeny-weeny, fine, tiny, weakened, wasted, runty, exquisite, lowercase, atomic, undersize, puny, shrimpy, limited, pocket-size, inadequate, small-scale, soft, littlest, petite, low, modest, pocketable, subatomic, menial, hushed, secondary, subdued, low-keyed, keen, depressed, smalltime, venial, slender, decreased, tenuous, underage, dispirited, teentsy, important, immature, reduced, grim, lessened, downcast, mean, junior-grade, nonaged, refined, microscopical, minute, abject, niggling, minor-league, lower, gloomy, quiet, base, piffling, least, subordinate, low-spirited, junior, polished, half-size, footling, elegant, fiddling, downhearted, narrow-minded, undersized, slim, dwarfish, meek, vitiated, subtile, crushed, low-key, gnomish, micro, blue, atrophied, petty, trivial, subgross, scummy, beautiful, comminuted, smaller, lower-ranking, down, smallest, midget, clear, teensy-weensy, infinitesimal, young, under, diminished, humiliated, low-toned, inferior, depleted, dwarf, humbled, minuscular, littler, gauzy, microscopic, little, clarified, bantam, bitty, pure, smallish, sensitive, subaltern, baseborn, inconsiderable, over, belittled, teensy, itty-bitty, broken, scurvy, teeny, sharp, elfin, moderate, wide, minor, measly, handsome, down in the mouth, atomlike, diminutive, pocket-sized, splendid, miniscule, minuscule, weeny, excellent.

Usage examples:

  • The eyes are small.

    - "The-Burgess-Animal-Book-for-Children", Burgess, Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo).
  • Cut it as small as possible.

    - "Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry Cakes, and Sweetmeats", Miss Leslie.
  • He was the still, small voice.

    - "Rose MacLeod", Alice Brown.