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dwarf


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dwarf  \Dwarf\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dwarfed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Dwarfing}.] 
  To  hinder  from  growing  to  the  natural  size;  to  make  or  keep 
  small  to  stunt.  --Addison. 
 
  Even  the  most  common  moral  ideas  and  affections  .  .  . 
  would  be  stunted  and  dwarfed,  if  cut  off  from  a 
  spiritual  background.  --J.  C. 
  Shairp 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dwarf  \Dwarf\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  small  to  diminish  in  size. 
 
  Strange  power  of  the  world  that  the  moment  we  enter 
  it  our  great  conceptions  dwarf.  --Beaconsfield. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dwarf  \Dwarf\,  n.;  pl  {Dwarfs}.  [OE.  dwergh  dwerf,  dwarf,  AS 
  dweorg  dweorh  akin  to  D.  dwerg  MHG.  twerc,  G.  zwerg  Icel. 
  dvergr,  Sw  &  Dan.  dverg;  of  unknown  origin.] 
  An  animal  or  plant  which  is  much  below  the  ordinary  size  of 
  its  species  or  kind  especially,  a  diminutive  human  being 
 
  Note:  During  the  Middle  Ages  dwarfs  as  well  as  fools  shared 
  the  favor  of  courts  and  the  nobility. 
 
  Note:  Dwarf  is  used  adjectively  in  reference  to  anything  much 
  below  the  usual  or  normal  size;  as  dwarf  tree;  dwarf 
  honeysuckle. 
 
  {Dwarf  elder}  (Bot.),  danewort. 
 
  {Dwarf  wall}  (Arch.),  a  low  wall,  not  as  high  as  the  story  of 
  a  building,  often  used  as  a  garden  wall  or  fence.  --Gwilt. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dwarf 
  adj  :  atypically  small  "dwarf  tree";  "dwarf  star"  [syn:  {dwarfish}] 
  n  1:  a  person  who  is  abnormally  small  [syn:  {midget}] 
  2:  a  legendary  creature  resembling  a  tiny  old  man;  lives  in  the 
  depths  of  the  earth  and  guards  buried  treasure  [syn:  {gnome}] 
  v  :  cast  a  shadow  [syn:  {shadow},  {overshadow}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Dwarf 
  a  lean  or  emaciated  person  (Lev.  21:20). 
 




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