Definitions of dwarf

  1. To grow stunted. A dwarf tree, a fruit tree whose branches are made to shoot from near the root; a tree artificially dwarfed.
  2. To hinder from growing to the natural size; to make or keep small; to stunt.
  3. To hinder from growing to the natural size.
  4. To hinder from growing; make small.
  5. To stunt.
  6. To cause to look small by comparison.
  7. To become small; to diminish in size.
  8. To hinder from growing to the natural size; to make or keep small.
  9. check the growth of; " the lack of sunlight dwarfed these pines"
  10. make appear small by comparison; " This year's debt dwarves that of last year"
  11. An animal or plant which is much below the ordinary size of its species or kind; especially, a diminutive human being.
  12. A human being, animal, or plant much below the average height.
  13. A general name for an animal or plant which is much below the ordinary size of the species or kind. When used alone it usually refers to the human species, but sometimes to other animals. When it is applied to plants, it is more generally used in composition; as, a dwarf tree; dwarf- elder, dwarf- palm. Among gardeners, dwarf is a term employed to distinguish fruit- trees whose branches proceed from close to the ground, from riders, or standards, whose original stocks are several feet in height.
  14. An animal or plant less than the ordinary size; diminutive human being.
  15. A person, animal, or plant that is unnaturally small.
  16. Dwarfness.
  17. An animal or plant which is much below the ordinary size of its species or kind; an attendant on a lady or knight in romances.
  18. Any animal or plant much below the usual size; a man or woman much under the ordinary height; a page or attendant on a knight in olden times.
  19. atypically small; " dwarf tree"; " dwarf star"
  20. Of smaller size or height than the average.
  21. Smaller than others of its kind; diminutive.
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