Hypertext Webster Gateway: "small"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Small \Small\, adv.
1. In or to small extent, quantity, or degree; little;
slightly. [Obs.] ``I wept but small.'' --Chaucer. ``It
small avails my mood.'' --Shak.

2. Not loudly; faintly; timidly. [Obs. or Humorous]

You may speak as small as you will. --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Small \Small\, n.
1. The small or slender part of a thing; as, the small of the
leg or of the back.

2. pl. Smallclothes. [Colloq.] --Hood. Dickens.

3. pl. Same as {Little go}. See under {Little}, a.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Small \Small\, v. t.
To make little or less. [Obs.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Small \Small\ (sm[add]l), a. [Compar. {Smaller}; superl.
{Smallest}.] [OE. small, AS. sm[ae]l; akin to D. smal narrow,
OS. & OHG. smal small, G. schmal narrow, Dan. & Sw. smal,
Goth. smals small, Icel. smali smal cattle, sheep, or goats;
cf. Gr. mh^lon a sheep or goat.]
1. 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.

To compare Great things with small. --Milton.

2. Being of slight consequence; feeble in influence or
importance; unimportant; trivial; insignificant; as, a
small fault; a small business.

3. Envincing little worth or ability; not large-minded; --
sometimes, in reproach, paltry; mean.

A true delineation of the smallest man is capable of
interesting the greatest man. --Carlyle.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude
or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house";
"a small car"; "a little (or small) group"; " a small
voice" [syn: {little}] [ant: {large}, {large}]
2: limited in size or scope; "a small business"; "a newspaper
with a modest circulation"; "small-scale plans"; "a
pocket-size country" [syn: {minor}, {modest}, {small-scale},
{pocket-size}, {pocket-sized}]
3: low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage";
"a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people";
"small beginnings" [syn: {humble}, {low}, {lowly}, {modest}]
4: made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth); "her
comments made me feel small" [syn: {belittled}, {diminished}]
5: not fully grown; "what a big little boy you are"; "small
children" [syn: {little}]
6: too small to be seen except under a microscope [syn: {microscopic},
{microscopical}] [ant: {macroscopic}]
7: not large but sufficient in size or amount; "a modest
salary"; "modest inflation"; "helped in my own small way"
[syn: {modest}]
8: (of a voice) faint; "a little voice"; "a still small voice"
[syn: {little}]
9: (archaic) slight or limited; especially in degree or
intensity or scope; "a series of death struggles with
small time in between" [syn: {small(a)}]
10: lowercase; "little a"; "small a"; "e.e.cummings's poetry is
written all in minuscule letters" [syn: {little}, {minuscule}]
11: have fine or very small constituent particles; "a small
misty rain"
n 1: the slender part of the back
2: a garment size for a small person
adv : on a small scale; "think small" [ant: {big}]

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