small ADJECTIVE 1) of less than normal or usual size. 2) not great in amount, number, strength, or power. 3) not fully grown or developed; young. 4) insignificant; unimportant. 5) (of a business or its owner) operating on a modest scale.
NOUN (smalls) Brit. informal underwear.
ADVERB 1) into small pieces. 2) in a small manner or size.
feel (or look) small — Cf. ↑look small
small beer — Cf. ↑small beer
the small of the back — Cf. ↑the small of the back
the small screen — Cf. ↑the small screen
DERIVATIVES smallness noun.
ORIGIN Old English.

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