Definitions of small

  1. made to seem smaller or less ( especially in worth); " her comments made me feel small"
  2. not fully grown; " what a big little boy you are"; " small children"
  3. 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"
  4. lowercase; " little a"; " small a"; " e. e. cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters"
  5. limited in size or scope; " a small business"; " a newspaper with a modest circulation"; " small- scale plans"; " a pocket- size country"
  6. not large but sufficient in size or amount; " a modest salary"; " modest inflation"; " helped in my own small way"
  7. a garment size for a small person
  8. the slender part of the back
  9. on a small scale; " think small"
  10. ( archaic) slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope; " a series of death struggles with small time in between"
  11. slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope; " a series of death struggles with small time in between"
  12. have fine or very small constituent particles; " a small misty rain"
  13. 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.
  14. Being of slight consequence; feeble in influence or importance; unimportant; trivial; insignificant; as, a small fault; a small business.
  15. Not prolonged in duration; not extended in time; short; as, after a small space.
  16. In or to small extent, quantity, or degree; little; slightly.
  17. Not loudly; faintly; timidly.
  18. The small or slender part of a thing; as, the small of the leg or of the back.
  19. Smallclothes.
  20. Same as Little go. See under Little, a.
  21. To make little or less.
  22. Envincing little worth or ability; not large- minded; - sometimes, in reproach, paltry; mean.
  23. Comparatively little in size, quantity, or degree: opposite to large; unimportant or insignificant; as, his opinion is of small value; not powerful; not long in duration; as, a small period of time; petty; not large- minded; narrow.
  24. Smallness.
  25. Smaller.
  26. Smallest.
  27. Little in quantity or degree: minute: not great: unimportant: of little worth or ability: short: having little strength: gentle.
  28. Little; slender; unimportant.
  29. Diminutive; little; unimportant; mean.
  30. Little in size, quantity, amount, degree, quality, & c.; minute; slender; of little moment; of little genius; weak; gentle; mean.
  31. The slender part of a thing.
  32. Not great; slender; of little moment, weight, or importance; little; soft; not loud; trifling.
  33. The small or narrow part of anything.

Usage examples for small

  1. I did not look at him, but knew that he was a small man. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  2. The old captain looked hurriedly toward his small house. – Madge Morton's Victory by Amy D.V. Chalmers
  3. But Major White was in the train, being a man of his word in small things as well as in great. – Roden's Corner by Henry Seton Merriman
  4. I do not think that is such a small thing, after all. – Rosmerholm by Henrik Ibsen
  5. She hardly knew, for she had seen so little of John since she was a small child. – Mr. Isaacs by F. Marion Crawford
  6. Certainly it is, small lady. – Eastern Shame Girl The Wedding of Ya-Nei; A Strange Destiny; The Error of the Embroidered Slipper; The Counterfeit Old Woman; The Monastery of the Esteemed-Lotus; A Complicated Marriage by Charles Georges Souli
  7. Small family in country. – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris
  8. I was thinking just now, not only that work looks easy, but that it looks small. – The Gold of Chickaree by Susan Warner
  9. They're small, but they're very good. – The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
  10. " We are very small," she said. – Seraphita by Honore de Balzac
  11. The other will be a small bed- room. – Real Ghost Stories by William T. Stead
  12. George had met her once in the way of small- talk at her father's house. – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett
  13. No, it is too small for you to see; you must take it on my word, who have seen it. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  14. We're too small and too close in for gun fire. – On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles by Thomas Charles Bridges
  15. Your opinion of woman, said Minora in a very small voice, is not a high one. – Elizabeth and her German Garden by "Elizabeth", AKA Marie Annette Beauchamp
  16. I am the son of a widow with very small means. – The Time of Roses by L. T. Meade
  17. Her own place is far too small. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  18. A small field lay between that and the house. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner