tall vs small vs short

tall

Definitions

adjective

  1. too improbable to admit of belief
  2. impressively difficult
  3. lofty in style
  4. great in vertical dimension; high in stature

noun

  1. a garment size for a tall person

Examples

Three tall memorial archways inscribed with Chinese characters stand outside the temple.

In 2005, the Mugabe government launched what it called a slum clearance scheme, that bulldozed major shantytowns, brutally displacing hundreds of thousands of people.

The magnificent 18 th-century mansion is set in private landscaped grounds at the edge of the town, opposite the golf links and West Sands but totally screened by trees, woods and 18-foot high lodge gates.

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small

Definitions

adjective

  1. relatively moderate, limited, or small
  2. (of children and animals) young, immature
  3. have fine or very small constituent particles
  4. not large but sufficient in size or amount
  5. low or inferior in station or quality
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noun

  1. the slender part of the back
  2. a garment size for a small person

adverb

  1. on a small scale

Examples

His eyes were fixed on a small house in the middle distance.

Someone who really wanted to stop unsanctioned immigration would begin here, by busting the small contractors who employ these workers on a contingent basis.

They sneak forward to climb up the small gap between the lorry 's cab and trailer.

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