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smaller


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Small  \Small\  (sm[add]l),  a.  [Compar.  {Smaller};  superl. 
  {Smallest}.]  [OE.  small  AS  sm[ae]l;  akin  to  D.  smal  narrow, 
  OS  &  OHG.  smal  small  G.  schmal  narrow,  Dan.  &  Sw  smal, 
  Goth.  smals  small  Icel.  smali  smal  cattle,  sheep,  or  goats; 
  cf  Gr  mh^lon  a  sheep  or  goat.] 
  1.  Having  little  size,  compared  with  other  things  of  the  same 
  kind  little  in  quantity  or  degree;  diminutive;  not  large 
  or  extended  in  dimension;  not  great;  not  much 
  inconsiderable;  as  a  small  man;  a  small  river. 
 
  To  compare  Great  things  with  small  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Being  of  slight  consequence;  feeble  in  influence  or 
  importance;  unimportant;  trivial;  insignificant;  as  a 
  small  fault;  a  small  business. 
 
  3.  Envincing  little  worth  or  ability;  not  large-minded;  -- 
  sometimes  in  reproach,  paltry;  mean 
 
  A  true  delineation  of  the  smallest  man  is  capable  of 
  interesting  the  greatest  man.  --Carlyle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  smaller 
  adj  :  small  or  little  relative  to  something  else  [syn:  {littler}] 




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