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small    音標拼音: [sm'ɔl]
a. 小的,少的,小型的,瑣碎的,低微的,小氣的,細微的
ad. 些微地
n. 狹小部分


小 小型

adv 1: on a small scale; "think small" [ant: {big}]
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" [synonym:
{small}, {little}] [ant: {big}, {large}]
2: limited in size or scope; "a small business"; "a newspaper
with a modest circulation"; "small-scale plans"; "a pocket-
size country" [synonym: {minor}, {modest}, {small}, {small-
scale}, {pocket-size}, {pocket-sized}]
3: (of children and animals) young, immature; "what a big little
boy you are"; "small children" [synonym: {little}, {small}]
4: slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or
scope; "a series of death struggles with small time in
5: low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a
lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small
beginnings" [synonym: {humble}, {low}, {lowly}, {modest},
6: lowercase; "little a"; "small a"; "e.e.cummings's poetry is
written all in minuscule letters" [synonym: {little},
{minuscule}, {small}]
7: (of a voice) faint; "a little voice"; "a still small voice"
[synonym: {little}, {small}]
8: have fine or very small constituent particles; "a small misty
9: not large but sufficient in size or amount; "a modest
salary"; "modest inflation"; "helped in my own small way"
[synonym: {modest}, {small}]
10: made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth); "her
comments made me feel small" [synonym: {belittled},
{diminished}, {small}]
n 1: the slender part of the back
2: a garment size for a small person

Small \Small\, v. t.
To make little or less. [Obs.]
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Small \Small\ (sm[add]l), a. [Compar. {Smaller}
(sm[add]l"[~e]r); superl. {Smallest}.] [OE. small, AS. smael;
akin to D. smal narrow, OS. & OHG. smal small, G. schmal
narrow, Dan. & Sw. smal, Goth. smals small, Icel. smali small
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.
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To compare
Great things with small. --Milton.
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2. Being of slight consequence; feeble in influence or
importance; unimportant; trivial; insignificant; as, a
small fault; a small business.
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3. Envincing little worth or ability; not large-minded; --
sometimes, in reproach, paltry; mean.
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A true delineation of the smallest man is capable of
interesting the greatest man. --Carlyle.
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4. Not prolonged in duration; not extended in time; short;
as, after a small space. --Shak.
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5. Weak; slender; fine; gentle; soft; not loud. "A still,
small voice." --1 Kings xix. 12.
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{Great and small},of all ranks or degrees; -- used especially
of persons. "His quests, great and small." --Chaucer.

{Small arms}, muskets, rifles, pistols, etc., in distinction
from cannon.

{Small beer}. See under {Beer}.

{Small coal}.
(a) Little coals of wood formerly used to light fires.
(b) Coal about the size of a hazelnut, separated from the
coarser parts by screening.

{Small craft} (Naut.), a vessel, or vessels in general, of a
small size.

{Small fruits}. See under {Fruit}.

{Small hand}, a certain size of paper. See under {Paper}.

{Small hours}. See under {Hour}.

{Small letter}. (Print.), a lower-case letter. See
{Lower-case}, and {Capital letter}, under {Capital}, a.

{Small piece}, a Scotch coin worth about 21/4d. sterling, or
about 41/2cents.

{Small register}. See the Note under 1st {Register}, 7.

{Small stuff} (Naut.), spun yarn, marline, and the smallest
kinds of rope. --R. H. Dana, Jr.

{Small talk}, light or trifling conversation; chitchat.

{Small wares} (Com.), various small textile articles, as
tapes, braid, tringe, and the like. --M`Culloch.
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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.
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2. Not loudly; faintly; timidly. [Obs. or Humorous]
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You may speak as small as you will. --Shak.
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Small \Small\, n.
1. The small or slender part of a thing; as, the small of the
leg or of the back.
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2. pl. Smallclothes. [Colloq.] --Hood. Dickens.
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3. pl. Same as {Little go}. See under {Little}, a.
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291 Moby Thesaurus words for "small":
Lenten, Lilliputian, Spartan, abject, abominable, abstemious, airy,
arrant, ascetic, atrocious, attenuate, attenuated, austere,
authoritarian, baby, back-burner, bantam, base, beggarly, bigot,
bigoted, borne, boyish, cheap, cheesy, close, closed, commonplace,
constricted, contemptible, cramped, creedbound, crummy, cursory,
deaf, deaf to reason, debased, deficient, degraded, delicate,
depraved, depthless, despicable, diaphanous, diluted, diminished,
diminutive, dinky, dirty, disgusting, dispensable, dwarfed,
dwarfish, elfin, ethereal, everyday, execrable, exiguous,
fanatical, few, fine, fine-drawn, finespun, flagrant, flat, flimsy,
footling, foul, frail, frugal, fulsome, gauzy, girlish, gossamer,
gracile, grave, gross, grudging, half-pint, heinous, hidebound,
homely, humble, humble-looking, humble-visaged, humblest,
illiberal, immaterial, immature, imperfect, impoverished,
in a nutshell, in miniature, in the small, inadequate,
inappreciable, incompetent, inconsequential, inconsiderable,
inessential, inferior, inglorious, innocuous, insignificant,
insubstantial, insufficient, insular, irrelevant, jejune,
knee-high, lacy, lean, least, lesser, light, limited, little,
little-minded, low, low-down, lowest, lowliest, lowly, lumpen,
maladroit, mangy, matter-of-fact, meager, mean, mean-minded,
mean-spirited, measly, mediocre, midget, mingy, mini, miniature,
minor, minuscule, minute, miserable, miserly, misty, modest,
monkey, monstrous, mundane, narrow, narrow-hearted, narrow-minded,
narrow-souled, narrow-spirited, nearsighted, nefarious, negligible,
niggardly, no great shakes, nonessential, not comparable,
not in it, not vital, nugatory, obnoxious, odious, one-horse,
out of it, paltry, papery, parochial, parsimonious, peewee, petit,
petite, petty, picayune, picayunish, piddling, pindling,
pint-sized, plain, pocket-sized, poky, poor, provincial, puny,
purblind, rank, rare, rarefied, reduced, reptilian, scabby, scant,
scanty, scrawny, scrimp, scrimpy, scrubby, scruffy, scummy, scurvy,
secondary, selfish, shabby, shallow, shoddy, short, shortsighted,
simple, skimp, skimpy, skin-deep, slender, slenderish, slight,
slight-made, slightly, slim, slimmish, slinky, small-minded,
small-scale, smallish, smally, spare, sparing, squalid, starvation,
stingy, stinted, stinting, straitened, straitlaced, stuffy,
stunted, subsistence, subtle, superficial, svelte, sylphlike,
teachable, technical, teeny, tenuous, thin, thin-bodied, thin-set,
thin-spun, thinnish, threadlike, tight, tight-fisted, tiny,
trifling, trivial, two-by-four, two-dimensional, uncatholic,
uncharitable, unchivalrous, undersized, undistinguished,
unessential, ungenerous, unimaginative, unimportant, unimpressive,
uninspired, unliberal, unmentionable, unnoteworthy, unnourishing,
unnutritious, unoriginal, unpretentious, unprofound,
unsatisfactory, unskillful, vague, vile, wasp-waisted, watered,
watered-down, watery, weak, wee, willowy, wiredrawn, wispy,
wretched, young




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