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small /smɔːl/ adj
  1. comparatively little; limited in size, number, importance, etc
  2. of little importance or on a minor scale: a small business
  3. lacking in moral or mental breadth or depth: a small mind
  4. modest or humble: small beginnings
  5. of low or inferior status, esp socially
  6. (of a child or animal) young; not mature
  7. unimportant, trivial: a small matter
  8. of, relating to, or designating the ordinary modern minuscule letter used in printing and cursive writing
  9. lacking great strength or force: a small effort
  10. in fine particles: small gravel
adv
  1. into small pieces: you have to cut it small
  2. in a small or soft manner
n
  1. the smallan object, person, or group considered to be small: do you want the small or the large?
  2. a small slender part, esp of the back
  3. (plural) informal chiefly Brit items of personal laundry, such as underwear
Etymology: Old English smæl; related to Old High German smal, Old Norse smali small cattle

ˈsmallish adj ˈsmallness n



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