dwarf vs midget

dwarf midget


  • 1) An animal, plant or other thing much smaller than the usual of its sort.
  • 2) A creature from (especially Scandinavian and other Germanic) folklore, usually depicted as having supernatural powers and being skilled in metalworking. Sometimes pluralized dwarves, especially in modern fantasy literature.
  • 3) A person with short stature, often one whose limbs are disproportionately small in relation to the body as compared with normal adults, usually as the result of a genetic condition.
  • 4) astronomy A star of relatively small size.
  • 5) A person with a usually genetic disorder resulting in atypically short stature and often disproportionate limbs.
  • 6) A small creature resembling a human, often having magical powers, appearing in legends and fairy tales.
  • 7) A dwarf star.
  • 8) An atypically small animal or plant.
  • 9) (Bot.) danewort.
  • 10) An animal or plant which is much below the ordinary size of its species or kind.
  • 11) A diminutive human being, small in stature due to a pathological condition which causes a distortion of the proportions of body parts to each other, such as the limbs, torso, and head. A person of unusually small height who has normal body proportions is usually called a midget.
  • 12) (Folklore) A small, usually misshapen person, typically a man, who may have magical powers; mythical dwarves were often depicted as living underground in caves.
  • 13) (Arch.) a low wall, not as high as the story of a building, often used as a garden wall or fence.
  • 14) a plant or animal that is atypically small
  • 15) An animal or a plant much below the ordinary size of its species.
  • 16) In Scand. myth., a diminutive and generally deformed being, dwelling in rocks and hills, and distinguished for skill in working metals.
  • 17) A person of very small size; a human being much below the ordinary stature.
  • 18) Miniature.
  • 19) transitive To make appear (much) smaller, puny, tiny.
  • 20) transitive To make appear insignificant.
  • 21) intransitive To become (much) smaller.
  • 22) transitive To render (much) smaller, turn into a dwarf (version).
  • 23) check the growth of
  • 24) To become less; become dwarfish or stunted.
  • 25) To hinder from growing to the natural size; make or keep small; prevent the due development of; stunt.
  • 26) Of small stature or size; of a size smaller than that common to its kind or species: as, a dwaf palm; dwarf trees.
  • 27) To cause to appear less than reality; cause to look or seem small by comparison; as, the cathedral dwarfs the houses around it.
  • 28) To check the natural growth or development of; stunt.
  • 29) To cause to appear small by comparison.
  • 30) To become stunted or grow smaller.
  • 31) To become small; to diminish in size.
  • 32) To hinder from growing to the natural size; to make or keep small; to stunt.


  • 1) attributively That is a small version of something; miniature
  • 2) sometimes derogatory Any short person.
  • 3) loosely Any small swarming insect similar to the mosquito; a midge
  • 4) originally A little sandfly.
  • 5) A small or miniature version of something.
  • 6) A class of small objects, as a class of very small sailboats or racing cars.
  • 7) Offensive An extremely small person who is otherwise normally proportioned.
  • 8) (Zoöl.), Local, U. S. A minute bloodsucking fly.
  • 9) A very diminutive person having normal proportions of the body parts; compare dwarf.
  • 10) a person who is markedly small
  • 11) A little midge; hence, something very small for its kind; a very small dwarf; also, a sprightly small child.
  • 12) Belonging to a type or class much smaller than what is considered standard.
  • 13) Miniature; diminutive.


  • 1) If the term dwarf planet is amended to be a subclass of planet, thereby brought in line with the use of the term “dwarf” in astronomy dwarf stars are still stars; dwarf galaxies are still galaxies, much of this controversy would be resolved. gwen 2:26 pm on February 7, 2009 | # | Reply
  • 2) Her most recent acquisition is a white dwarf horse, but Schmelzle does not like the term dwarf, so she calls Tigger her "little love with special needs."
  • 3) O'BRIEN: There are now eight planets and this one what they call a dwarf planet, a smaller planet, not a classical planet.
  • 4) For one thing, the English word 'dwarf' has two possible plurals: 'dwarfs' and
  • 5) If you know nothing else going into this exclusive trailer for "The Last Rites of Ransom Pride," know this: you will see the words "gun-totin 'dwarf" appear on the screen before the minute is over.
  • 6) Because on the internet, a one legged dwarf is as tough as a 300 lb linebacker.
  • 7) Please ask the law-practicing FBs who the humming dwarf is who roams the halls at the frank crowley criminal courts bldg.
  • 8) Withered beyond longevity, a tiny man in dwarf's overalls, deeply addicted to codeine and Valium, fears colored people; occasionally makes scratching protests on his old violin, which has become too large for him.
  • 9) He's a gun-slinging flyboy dwarf from a doomed world.
  • 10) ‘It is set in the world of the traditional fairy tale, with a cast of elves, dwarves, trolls and goblins as well as hobbits and humans.’
  • 11) ‘Over the rolling plains of Edelwilde walk giants, dwarfs, elves, fairies and many other creatures unknown to the rest of the world.’
  • 12) ‘One was a dwarf: short and stocky, with a beard that reached to his waist.’
  • 13) ‘For those of you unfamiliar with J.R.R. Tolkien, prepare to enter a land where humans share the earth with goblins, trolls, elves, dwarves, dragons and, of course, hobbits.’
  • 14) ‘They would tease each other about their race, even though both the elves and dragons were superior races, compared to dwarves, trolls, and fairies.’
  • 15) ‘He didn't know what the aliens called themselves, but they were short and stocky of stature, much like the dwarfs of folklore.’
  • 16) ‘The third voyage involves confrontations with a race of wicked dwarfs and a Cyclops-like giant who reminds us of Homer's Polyphemus.’
  • 17) ‘Dragons, elves, humans, dwarves, drakes and gnomes alike all were celebrating in the streets of the dragon mountain city.’
  • 18) ‘In our cultural tradition dwarfs belong to the mythic world, not the mundane world of our daily experience or reality.’
  • 19) ‘It touches us in that part of of our minds where we fill the aching gap between us and the rest of nature with dwarfs and giants, elves and hobbits.’
  • 20) ‘Using his momentum, and short stature, the dwarf rammed his head into the elves stomach before it could strike with its sword.’
  • 21) ‘The Chuyachaqui is a mythical dwarf with one human foot and one hoof.’
  • 22) ‘They were far too strong, far too wise, and far too evil to be stopped by men, elves, trolls and dwarves alone.’
  • 23) ‘There is certainly room for a literal interpretation that portrays Wagner's gods, giants, dwarfs, and heroes as the Nordic myth and the libretto describe them.’
  • 24) ‘As a race, dwarves were probably the finest engineers ever born - certainly their people took the deepest pleasure in working with earth and stone and iron, for it was in their blood.’
  • 25) ‘The elves considered themselves superior to the other two known races, humans and dwarves, and never would have told them what they knew, unless it was a dire emergency.’
  • 26) ‘The dwarves are very skilled warriors and craftsmen.’
  • 27) ‘They raced past startled dwarves and overturned carts filled to the brim with glittering diamonds as the rushed deeper into the mountain.’
  • 28) ‘Up ahead, sat two large doors set into the stone with two short dwarves guarding them.’
  • 29) ‘The halfling was even shorter than the dwarf he was talking to, but he didn't seem to notice.’
  • 30) ‘Evergreen plants, including dwarf conifers such as hemlocks, junipers, pines, and spruces, can form a backbone to anchor the design of a rock garden.’
  • 31) ‘Coastal heathlands are dominated by early successional species such as dwarf shrubs and grasses, and support many rare and endemic species.’
  • 32) ‘Many conifer trees species have dwarf varieties available.’
  • 33) ‘They look great planted with dwarf conifers, especially when a variety of shapes, colors and textures are used.’
  • 34) ‘Planted with a southern aspect to take advantage of the low arc of the winter sun, it has trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants and dwarf bulbs.’
  • 35) ‘In the dwarf shrub species that were studied, ozone increased the size but not the number of plastoglobuli under summer conditions.’
  • 36) ‘There is little doubt that the animals they found were a dwarf species - not small or deformed individuals of a larger species.’
  • 37) ‘For the most pleasure, plant dwarf sweet box near a doorway or window.’
  • 38) ‘Even the slowest growing of trees eventually reach a large size - only truly dwarf conifers will remain small.’
  • 39) ‘I found an overgrown running track with interesting succulent plants and dwarf tamarisk bushes.’
  • 40) ‘There is a larger than average paved patio, raised beds with perennial and herbaceous border plants as well as dwarf trees.’
  • 41) ‘I would like to obtain dwarf fruit plants such as papayas of Thai origin, mangoes and strawberries.’
  • 42) ‘On islands, including Flores, dwarf forms of large animals and giant forms of small ones are common.’
  • 43) ‘Coming out of the forest onto the southern slopes of the hill was a herd of Yellowhorn, a species of dwarf deer common west of the mountains.’
  • 44) ‘The older Flores tools were found among remains of dwarf elephants, Komodo dragons, rats, and other animals, according to the paper.’
  • 45) ‘Now, a scientist believes male dwarf minke whales may make a sci-fi sound to attract females.’
  • 46) ‘Researchers found 11 different specimens of these dwarf sauropods, both adults and juveniles, in Germany.’
  • 47) ‘The boat conducts dwarf minke whale research in addition to a ‘swim with whales’ program for tourists.’
  • 48) ‘Scientists have unearthed the bones of a human dwarf species in Indonesia that existed as recently as 18,000 years ago.’
  • 49) ‘Pushing the frontier of recombinant DNA technology, Nexia's scientists have inserted DNA from spiders into a breed of African dwarf goats.’
  • 50) ‘The new planet was detected orbiting the red dwarf star Gliese 876, which is about one third as massive as our Sun.’
  • 51) ‘The stellar wind from the red dwarf star removes the dust in the debris disk by causing the dust to slowly spiral into the star.’
  • 52) ‘The planet orbits the M class red dwarf star Gliese 436, located only 33 light years away, in our own galactic neighborhood.’
  • 53) ‘Astronomical photographs of the familiar planets of our old solar system perpetrate a comfortable lie: planets are giant round spheres that follow predictable Keplerian orbits around a common yellow dwarf star.’
  • 54) ‘So the coolest, dimmest dwarfs represent the remnants of the oldest stars.’
  • 55) ‘The new design does not even remotely fit in with the rest of the area and will, as you can see, dwarf the other surrounding buildings.’
  • 56) ‘In comparison the earth is dwarfed by mighty Jupiter, so the presence of Ganymede is not really that unusual.’
  • 57) ‘The ship seemed tiny and insignificant now, dwarfed by the great tower of the Pharos lighthouse.’
  • 58) ‘The big, scary experiences always seem to dwarf the good ones, for me at least.’
  • 59) ‘This is because the amount of savings income you can get is almost always dwarfed by interest rates you pay on your debts.’
  • 60) ‘The effects that electric and magnetic fields have on matter almost always dwarf the effects of gravity.’
  • 61) ‘His church, though not particularly small, is dwarfed by the UN buildings.’
  • 62) ‘The bonfire which was lit on the beach that evening was dwarfed into insignificance by the reflection it threw out over the water.’
  • 63) ‘Another photograph has a chrome-and-glass building, dwarfing an old structure with traditional architecture and red brick walls.’
  • 64) ‘They would be dwarfed by the resort-style building which could emerge in the city centre.’
  • 65) ‘If given the go-ahead, either of the two blocks would dwarf any existing building in Ireland.’
  • 66) ‘The consumption of the previous evening, prodigious by any standards, was exceeded nay, dwarfed by that which was to follow.’
  • 67) ‘It's always the sporting personality who seems to dwarf the political personality.’
  • 68) ‘As a painter he is best known for dramatic and sinister architectural views, with figures dwarfed by their gloomy surroundings.’
  • 69) ‘The panther reached a tree so ancient it dwarfed the surrounding trees to mere saplings.’
  • 70) ‘It dwarfs all the other buildings in the area and exudes an air of bureaucratic intransigence and implacable arrogance.’
  • 71) ‘The total payouts to pensioners exceeded $3 billion, dwarfing the $1.5 billion in premiums collected from companies insured under the program.’
  • 72) ‘From that perch, one's picture of the cosmos grows to galactic proportions, dwarfing any prior world view and yielding a perspective transcendent beyond imagination.’
  • 73) ‘As we predicted last week, the 5 million state workers benefiting from a gold-plated, salary-linked pension now dwarfs the 3.6 million private industry employees who will get the same benefits.’
  • 74) ‘The more striking graphics can be seen with the summoned titans, whose immense size dwarfs buildings and other units.’
  • 75) ‘The anatomy of the graft tissue between a rootstock and its shoot can provide a mechanistic explanation of the way dwarfing Malus rootstocks reduce shoot growth.’
  • 76) ‘The two independent, recessive dwarfing genes produced four distinct seedling growth habits in field trials.’
  • 77) ‘Without proper DNA methylation, higher organisms from plants to humans have a host of developmental problems, from dwarfing in plants to tumor development in humans to certain death in mice.’
  • 78) ‘Interstocks are used to induce a specific plant development response (e.g. dwarfing, overcome graft incompatibility).’
  • 79) ‘It is the art of dwarfing trees or plants and developing them into aesthetically appealing shapes.’
  • 80) ‘The calculated hydraulic conductivity of the graft tissue was found to be lower for grafted trees on dwarfing rootstocks compared to invigorating rootstocks.’
  • 81) ‘Plant height at maturity and dwarfing genes of parents, comparative controls and DHLs used in experiments 1 and 2’


  • 1) Kelly: You know, we did a segment earlier in the year on how little people find the term midget offensive, and so you can't say that anymore.
  • 2) I knew that litle people didn't like the term midget, but what are we going to do now?
  • 3) Speaking for the midgets Rights Group of America (MRGA), I would like to inform you the term midget is quite offensive.
  • 4) Jolé has spent hours volunteering with the nonprofit organization Little People of America, and she has written into her contracts a clause that says if the word "midget" is used she will walk.
  • 5) However, after consulting the Oxford English Dictionary, I now believe that "midget" is a pretty insulting term.
  • 6) Now the intellectual midget is using the name and avatar of a monster from Japanese horror flix
  • 7) Insidious Prophet says: mgparrish, the mental midget is back.
  • 8) This would only be funny if it was fighting midgets, because a quick-tempered brawling midget is Chuckles, my friend.
  • 9) JHC, do you ever feel like both of our states are midgets, and in an attempt to get recognition as real states, your midget is standing on the shoulders of my midget, all underneath a cool looking white trench coat?
  • 10) The Little People of America are attempting to get the word midget declared a slur.
  • 11) ‘The midget submarine was to be released not more than 15 miles from its target from a parent submarine or surface craft, travel to its intended target and then place a timer charge on its target before slipping away undetected to safety.’
  • 12) ‘Ship-watchers, mainly Norwegians, were also installed on the Norwegian coast, where German warships lay in wait for Arctic convoys, and reports from them enabled attacks to be launched against them by aircraft and midget submarines.’
  • 13) ‘One of the many interesting sidebars includes computer-enhanced images of a classic battle photo that reveals the previously unnoticed presence of midget submarines just off Battleship Row.’
  • 14) ‘Three were to operate as a screen for the Pearl Harbor strike force, 20 others were to position themselves around Oahu, and 5 others each were to carry a two-man midget submarine.’
  • 15) ‘One of eight of the frigates converted for use as a Coastal Forces Control Frigate, HMS Torrington, destroyed a midget submarine on Christmas Day in 1944, just as the ship was going to anchor for Christmas lunch.’
  • 16) ‘De la Penne's expertise was subsequently put to good use by the Allies after the Italian surrender in September 1943, when the midget submarines were called upon to attack the Italian port of La Spezia, by then in German hands.’
  • 17) ‘They remembered the 21 young men from the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Navy who lost their lives when a torpedo fired by a Japanese midget submarine tore the ferry HMAS Kuttabul apart at the seawall.’
  • 18) ‘Australians on Friday commemorated the 60th anniversary of the night that three Japanese midget submarines invaded Sydney Harbor to attack U.S. and Allied vessels anchored there.’
  • 19) ‘He claimed that Holt, fearing detection by Australian intelligence officers, had sought political asylum in a Chinese midget submarine waiting off Portsea, near Melbourne.’
  • 20) ‘Suspended opposite the point of entry is the stern of one of the memorial's major drawcards - the Japanese midget submarine, which is dramatically installed across the length of the space.’
  • 21) ‘He interrupted his medical studies to join the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve during the second world war and after Atlantic convoy duty he served on midget submarines, although he was over six feet tall.’
  • 22) ‘Sydney's defences were used in anger only once when two Japanese midget submarines attacked Sydney Harbour on the night of May 31, 1942.’
  • 23) ‘In June, midget submarines went on to attack inside Sydney Head while beachside suburbs were shelled by larger submarines’
  • 24) ‘The Japanese, on the other hand, lost 29 aircraft and 5 midget submarines.’
  • 25) ‘Historians and television crews have returned to the Arctic Circle in the latest attempt to find a British midget submarine lost in an attack on the Tirpitz 60 years ago.’
  • 26) ‘Japanese losses were five midget submarines and about 28 aircraft, for a total of less than 50 men.’
  • 27) ‘For example, the midget submarine sunk by the USS Ward had the wrong bow and stern structure.’
  • 28) ‘British submariners have been praised at home and in Russia for their successful rescue of seven men trapped in a midget submarine.’
  • 29) ‘Tethered to it are two midget submarines said to be the same class of craft as those that attacked the Tirpitz.’
  • 30) ‘A midget submarine was then sent down, filming the bow, bridge and foredeck of the ship.’
  • 31) ‘He led his oldest son's midget hockey team to a second-place finish in Greater Vancouver.’
  • 32) ‘The West Vancouver Thunder are the B.C. midget AA hockey champions.’
  • 33) ‘It doesn't get any better than this if you are a midget hockey fan.’
  • 34) ‘More coaches, advanced video study and defensive systems that are taught in midget leagues have created a generation of robots on skates.’
  • 35) ‘However, I struggled to stay below the 130-pound weight limit imposed by the local midget football league.’

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