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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lilliputian  \Lil`li*pu"tian\  (l[i^]l`l[i^]*p[=u]"shan),  n. 
  1.  One  belonging  to  a  very  diminutive  race  described  in 
  Swift's  ``Voyage  to  Lilliput.'' 
  2.  Hence:  A  person  or  thing  of  very  small  size. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lilliputian  \Lil`li*pu"tian\,  a. 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  imaginary  island  of  Lilliput 
  described  by  Swift,  or  to  its  inhabitants. 
  2.  Hence:  Of  very  small  size;  diminutive;  dwarfed. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  the  imaginary  country  of 
  Lilliput;  "the  Lilliputian  population"  [syn:  {Lilliputian}] 
  2:  very  small  "diminutive  in  stature";  "a  lilliputian  chest  of 
  drawers";  "her  petite  figure";  "tiny  feet"  [syn:  {bantam}, 
  {diminutive},  {midget},  {petite},  {tiny}] 
  3:  (informal  terms)  small  and  of  little  importance;  "a  fiddling 
  sum  of  money";  "a  footling  gesture";  "our  worries  are 
  lilliputian  compared  with  those  of  countries  that  are  at 
  war";  "a  little  (or  small)  matter";  "a  dispute  over 
  niggling  details";  "limited  to  petty  enterprises"; 
  "piffling  efforts";  "giving  a  police  officer  a  free  meal 
  may  be  against  the  law,  but  it  seems  to  be  a  picayune 
  infraction"  [syn:  {fiddling},  {footling},  {little},  {niggling}, 
  {piddling},  {piffling},  {petty},  {picayune},  {trivial}] 
  n  1:  a  very  small  person  (resembling  a  Lilliputian) 
  2:  a  6-inch  tall  inhabitant  of  Lilliput  in  Swift's  Gulliver's 
  Travels  [syn:  {Lilliputian}] 

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