[ UK /smˈɔːl/ ]
[ US /ˈsmɔɫ/ ]
  1. relatively moderate, limited, or small
    a small business
    a pocket-size country
    small-scale plans
    a newspaper with a modest circulation
  2. (of children and animals) young, immature
    what a big little boy you are
    small children
  3. have fine or very small constituent particles
    a small misty rain
  4. not large but sufficient in size or amount
    modest inflation
    helped in my own small way
    a modest salary
  5. low or inferior in station or quality
    a humble cottage
    a modest man of the people
    a lowly parish priest
    small beginnings
  6. 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
  7. made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)
    her comments made me feel small
  8. (of a voice) faint
    a still small voice
    a little voice
  9. slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope
    a series of death struggles with small time in between
  10. lowercase
    little a
    e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters
    small a
  1. the slender part of the back
  2. a garment size for a small person
  1. on a small scale
    think small
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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
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