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small meaning

EN[smɔːl]
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  • Small means of little size. Small may also refer to:
  • NounPLsmallsSUF-all
    1. Any part of something that is smaller or slimmer than the rest, now usually with anatomical reference to the back.
      1. (Britain, in the plural) Underclothes.
      2. VerbSGsmallsPRsmallingPT, PPsmalled
        1. OBS VT To make little or less.
          1. VI To become small; to dwindle.
          2. AdjectiveCOMsmallerSUPsmallest
            1. Not large or big; insignificant; few in numbers or size.
              1. Here, in the transept and choir, where the service was being held, one was conscious every moment of an increasing brightness; colours glowing vividly beneath the circular chandeliers, and the rows of small lights on the choristers' desks flashed and sparkled in front of the boys' faces, deep linen collars, and red neckbands.
            2. (figuratively) Young, as a child.
              1. Remember when the children were small? ‎
            3. (writing, incomparable) Minuscule or lowercase, referring to written letters.
              1. Envincing little worth or ability; not large-minded; paltry; mean.
                1. Not prolonged in duration; not extended in time; short.
                  1. a small space of time
              2. AdverbCOMsmallerSUPsmallest
                1. In a small fashion.
                  1. In or into small pieces.
                    1. OBS To a small extent.
                    2. More Examples
                      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                        • Kavanagh said a scan yesterday detected a small tear in Maldivian's near side suspensory ligament.
                        • To my small hands, the bitter wind cuts like a knife, freezing my fingers and numbing my circulation.
                        • You wouldn't think such a small person could put away so much food. ‎
                      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                        • Small cell signaling molecules like astakines play a role in hemocyte proliferation [68 ,69 ].
                        • Small beekeepers may wish to team up with other beekeepers in their area and cooperative extracting rooms may be the practical answer in many districts even ...
                        • Small patch of nonenhancement was also noted in the long head of the rectus femoris.
                      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                        • I was hoping that, by volunteering at this refuge, I could make a difference, however small.
                        • She had to chew up the food for him because his teeth are too small.

                    Meaning of small for the defined word.

                    Grammatically, this word "small" is an adjective. It's also an adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
                    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                      1. Adjectives
                        • Adverbs
                          • Nouns
                            • Countable nouns
                            • Verbs
                              • Intransitive verbs
                                • Transitive verbs
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