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smaller, comparative; smallest, superlative;
  1. Of a size that is less than normal or usual
    • - the room was small and quiet
    • - the small hill that sheltered the house
  2. Not great in amount, number, strength, or power
    • - a small amount of money
  3. Not fully grown or developed; young
    • - as a small boy, he spent his days either reading or watching TV
  4. Used as the first letter of a word that has both a general and a specific use to show that in this case the general use is intended
    • - I meant “catholic” with a small c
  5. Insignificant; unimportant
    • - these are small points
  6. (of a voice) Lacking strength and confidence
    • - “I'm scared,” she said in a small voice
  7. Little; hardly any
    • - the captain had been paying small attention
  8. (of a business or its owner) Operating on a modest scale
    • - a small farmer
  9. Low or inferior in rank or position; socially undistinguished
    • - at dinner, some of the smaller neighbors were invited
  1. Small items of clothing, esp. underwear

  1. Into small pieces
    • - the okra cut up small
  2. In a small size
    • - you shouldn't write so small

  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"
  2. on a small scale; "think small"
  3. the slender part of the back
  4. a garment size for a small person
  5. minor: limited in size or scope; "a small business"; "a newspaper with a modest circulation"; "small-scale plans"; "a pocket-size country"
  6. little: (of children and animals) young, immature; "what a big little boy you are"; "small children"
  7. SMALL, Small Machine Algol Like Language, is a programming language developed by Dr. Nevil Brownlee of Auckland University.
  8. Small is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published twenty-four times a year. Small publishes research in science and technology on the micro- and nanoscales in the form of Communications, Reviews, Concepts, Highlights, Essays, and Full Papers. The editorial office is in Weinheim, Germany.
  9. (Smallness) Sevenoaks is a commuter town situated on the London Fringe of West Kent, England, some 20 miles (31.2 km) south-east of Charing Cross, on one of the principal commuter rail lines from the capital. ...
  10. (The Smalls (album)) The Smalls was a punk rock band from Edmonton, Alberta, with jazz, metal and country music influences.
  11. Any part of something that is smaller or slimmer than the rest, now usually with anatomical reference to the back; Underclothes; Not large or big; insignificant; few in numbers or size; Young, as a child; Minuscule or lowercase, referring to written letters; In a small fashion
  12. (smallness) The state or quality of being small; The result or product of being small
  13. (smalls) Underwear
  14. (Smalls) (Informal) Advertising usually set in solid lines of small type grouped together and arranged according to the product or service offered. More properly termed 'Classified Advertising'.
  15. (Smalls) Any fashioned or rough diamond ranging between Mêlée and one carat in size.
  16. (Smalls) Goods consigments of small dimensions, many of which can be sent together in one parcel van or freight wagon, as opposed to larger goods items that often require the exclusive use of an entire wagon.
  17. (smalls) Children. In medieval times, children were often dressed and treated as "small adults".
  18. All else being equal, smaller is usually preferable in sustainable building. Larger buildings and spaces require more materials and energy to construct and use more resources to heat, cool and maintain.
  19. Typically, fewer than 100 users share a single LAN, within a distance less than 3 kilometers, or 2 miles. More commonly, a LAN is much smaller, stretching less than 1 kilometer inside a single building.
  20. Cattle have small frames, and are shorter-bodied and not as tall as cattle with medium frames.
  21. Sets font size. See Formatting.
  22. Annual production of beer less than 6 million barrels. Beer production is attributed to a brewer according to the rules of alternating proprietorships. Flavored malt beverages are not considered beer for purposes of this definition.
  23. Small Text Style: This is a font style element that renders text in a small font.
  24. intestine: The duodenum, jejunum, and ileum; the digestive tract between the stomach and the large intestine.
  25. and Big: These are bets on the total sum of the three dice. Small is a bet on a total of 4 through 10; Big is a bet on a total of 11 through 17. The Small and Big bets lose if a triple appears, so if bet on Small, for example, and you roll three 2's for a total of 6, you will lose your bet.