|1.||[ adjective ] 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"
|Related terms:||large large smaller bantam bantam infinitesimal least bittie bitty slender smallish small-scale elfin miniature half-size undersize half-size lesser dwarf pocket-size micro fine minuscule pocket-size puny gnomish dinky size|
|2.||[ adjective ] limited in size or scope|
|Synonyms:||modest small-scale pocket-size pocket-sized minor|
"a small business" "a newspaper with a modest circulation" "small-scale plans" "a pocket-size country"
|3.||[ adjective ] low or inferior in station or quality|
|Synonyms:||humble lowly modest low|
"a humble cottage" "a lowly parish priest" "a modest man of the people" "small beginnings"
|4.||[ adjective ] of little importance or influence or power; of minor status|
|Synonyms:||little insignificant peanut|
"a minor, insignificant bureaucrat" "peanut politicians"
|5.||[ adjective ] not fully grown|
"what a big little boy you are" "small children"
|6.||[ adjective ] too small to be seen except under a microscope|
|Related terms:||macroscopic subgross atomic subatomic|
|7.||[ adjective ] not large but sufficient in size or amount|
"a modest salary" "modest inflation" "helped in my own small way"
|8.||[ adjective ] (of a voice) faint|
"a little voice" "a still small voice"
|9.||[ adjective ] made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)|
"her comments made me feel small"
|10.||[ adjective ] lowercase|
"little a" "small a" "e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters"
|11.||[ noun ] (anatomy) the slender part of the back|
|Related terms:||body_part back|
|12.||[ adjective ] contemptibly narrow in outlook|
|Synonyms:||little small-minded petty|
"petty little comments" "disgusted with their small-minded pettiness"
|13.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 556|
|14.||[ adverb ] on a small scale|
|15.||[ adjective ] used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity|
|Synonyms:||tight mingy little miserly mean|
"a mean person" "he left a miserly tip"
|16.||[ adjective ] have fine or very small constituent particles|
"a small misty rain"
|17.||[ adjective ] (archaic) slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope|
"a series of death struggles with small time in between"
|Related terms:||archaism little|
|18.||[ noun ] (clothing) a garment size for a small person|