Definitions of small

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

Antonyms for small

munificent, receptive, healthy, bounteous, heavy, blown-up, elongate, coarse, charitable, extensive, epic, extended, titanic, worthwhile, massive, immense, staggering, unmeasured, fatal, weighty, limitless, tidy, king-size, walloping, sizable, outstanding, earthshaking, luxuriant, conspicuous, blatant, sufficient, handsome, unbounded, monster, biggish, free, herculean, hulking, significant, monstrous, exuberant, unsparing, hefty, increased, monolithic, astronomic, monumental, pronounced, flagrant, leviathan, liberal, basic, broad, cosmopolitan, distinguished, outsize, ample, superior, life-sized, Gigantesque, humongous, impressive, obvious, fat, fundamental, illimitable, wide-ranging, considerable, galactic, Bunyanesque, appreciable, meaningful, all-important, mammoth, galore, generous, unprejudiced, material, giant, fulsome, plenteous, freehearted, profuse, roomy, prominent, Vasty, overbearing, overflowing, overlarge, outsized, super, queen-sized, gross, Mega, key, open, uppercase, too large, distinct, incalculable, jumbo, objective, essential, prodigious, rich, measureless, large-scale, grand, bountiful, big, long, fateful, sizeable, infinite, queen-size, unbiased, tectonic, innumerable, wide, nonpartisan, lengthy, important, principal, freethinking, bulky, oversize, oceanic, supersize, muscular, stupendous, colossal, goodly, unconditioned, spacious, momentous, substantive, hulky, double, life-size, Brobdingnagian, worthy, teeming, bighearted, clumsy, respectable, prestigious, grave, boundless, strong, king-sized, countless, rank, catholic, stalwart, cavernous, deep, decisive, super-duper, astronomical, famous, planetary, macro, broad-minded, bigger, eventful, heroic, commodious, good, bumper, egregious, distinctive, volumed, himalayan, serious, brawny, man-sized, enough, unfathomable, sinewy, openhanded, enormous, tolerant, cosmic, adequate, freehanded, mountainous, numberless, mighty, larger-than-life, macroscopical, preeminent, unlimited, whopping, whacking, remarkable, huge, abounding, voluminous, valuable, full, notorious, cyclopean, cornucopian, vast, oversized, supersized, renowned, impartial, boxcar, rude, immeasurable, gargantuan, old, great, pharaonic, bouffant, comfortable, chief, enlarged, plentiful, dominant, striking, tremendous, immoderate, exceptional, harsh, glaring, eminent, overmastering, husky, abundant, rangy, open-minded, stout, much, blunt, gigantic, copious, macroscopic, lavish, large, patent, loud, affluent, full-size, illustrious, lifesize, aplenty, puffy, largish, larger, unstinting, thumping, plumping, capacious, overriding, major, earth-shattering, thick, consequential, plenty, unselfish, elephantine, substantial, replete.

Quotes of small

  1. Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. – Scott Adams
  2. Being constantly with children was like wearing a pair of shoes that were expensive and too small She couldn't bear to throw them out, but they gave her blisters. – Beryl Bainbridge
  3. As a small country, both in size and population, our future hinges on the quality of our people. – Hassanal Bolkiah
  4. Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  5. Fame is only good for one thing- they will cash your check in a small town. – Truman Capote
  6. There's a lot to be said for having a small manageable dream. – Doug Coupland
  7. In this case, I realize that, unlike when I was 22 years old, I realize now that football will not go on forever, it is a small part of your life. – Brett Favre
  8. I was resolved to sustain and preserve in my college the bite of the mind, the chance to stand face to face with truth, the good life lived in a small various, highly articulate and democratic society. – Virginia Gildersleeve
  9. The name of my ailment was longing, and it was not cured till I finally went to the department store and counted out the money in small coins before the dismayed clerk. When I came to the house, I held up the instrument before the eyes of the astonished household. – William Christopher Handy
  10. I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. – David Herbert Lawrence
  11. I think that often times Hollywood panders to the cliches of small town life, specifically Southern small town life, and I think that this movie does the opposite. – Josh Lucas
  12. When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package. – John Ruskin
  13. Through tattered clothes, small vices do appear. Robes and furred gowns hide all. – Merle Shain
  14. My favorite part of my appearance is my height. I'm five foot one and I feel feminine being small – Alanna Ubach
  15. His impact would have been of transient memory and comparatively small importance, had not that impact occurred at a time and in a way to make it supply particulars from which momentous generalizations can properly be projected. – Robert Welch

Usage examples for small

  1. 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
  2. Small family in country. ” – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris
  3. We're too small and too close in for gun fire. ” – On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles by Thomas Charles Bridges
  4. “ I am the son of a widow with very small means. ” – The Time of Roses by L. T. Meade
  5. “ They're small but they're very good. ” – The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
  6. Then the work of making one small boy's Christmas merry was begun in earnest. ” – Marjorie Dean High School Freshman by Pauline Lester
  7. The old captain looked hurriedly toward his small house. ” – Madge Morton's Victory by Amy D.V. Chalmers
  8. “ A small field lay between that and the house. ” – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. “ I do not think that is such a small thing, after all. ” – Rosmerholm by Henrik Ibsen
  12. “ " Knowing you, I should have known that you would have no small plan. ” – We Were There at the Oklahoma Land Run by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  13. “ I was thinking just now, not only that work looks easy, but that it looks small – The Gold of Chickaree by Susan Warner
  14. The other will be a small bed- room. ” – Real Ghost Stories by William T. Stead
  15. “ I did not look at him, but knew that he was a small man. ” – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  16. “ " We are very small she said. ” – Seraphita by Honore de Balzac
  17. “ 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
  18. She hardly knew, for she had seen so little of John since she was a small child. ” – Mr. Isaacs by F. Marion Crawford
  19. George had met her once in the way of small talk at her father's house. ” – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett
  20. Her own place is far too small – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson

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