[ UK /smˈɔːl/ ]
[ US /ˈsmɔɫ/ ]
[ US /ˈsmɔɫ/ ]
relatively moderate, limited, or small
a small business
a pocket-size country
a newspaper with a modest circulation
(of children and animals) young, immature
what a big little boy you are
have fine or very small constituent particles
a small misty rain
not large but sufficient in size or amount
helped in my own small way
a modest salary
low or inferior in station or quality
a humble cottage
a modest man of the people
a lowly parish priest
limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
a little dining room
a small car
a little house
a little (or small) group
made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)
her comments made me feel small
(of a voice) faint
a still small voice
a little voice
slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope
a series of death struggles with small time in between
e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters
- the slender part of the back
- a garment size for a small person
on a small scale
How To Use small In A Sentence
- 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. The Sun
- My hand came into contact with a small lump.
- These small exquisitely carved ivory figurines come in an almost limitless variety.
- A few fields have the remains of small sunken stone dwellings, intimate as those at Skara Brae.
- Small businesses have been hit hard / hard hit by the recession.
- Cppd crystals are smaller rods, squares, or rhomboids and are difficult to identify with light microscopy.
- The area of domination and control that affected me the longest isn't limited to just my small church. Christianity Today
- Designed and built by hiveMODULAR partner Bryan Meyer and his wife, Anne Ryan, this little woodland getaway is a great example of how versatility makes small spaces livable. Jason Sahler | Inhabitat