small

Things that are small are little. Children, lower-case letters, lady bugs, and thumb tacks are all small.

This is a comparative word for things that are tiny. A size small shirt won't fit a big person. If you ask for a small favor, it had better not be a big deal. When someone makes you feel small, that's not a physical thing: it means they made you feel bad, like less of a person. A Yorkie is a small dog, but it's not small compared to a mouse. Everything is small (and large) compared to something else.

Definitions of small
  1. adjective
    limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    “a small car”
    synonyms: little
    atomic
    immeasurably small
    subatomic
    of smaller than atomic dimensions
    bantam, diminutive, flyspeck, lilliputian, midget, petite, tiny
    very small
    bittie, bitty, itsy-bitsy, itty-bitty, teensy, teensy-weensy, teentsy, teeny, teeny-weeny, wee, weensy, weeny
    (used informally) very small
    dinky
    small and insignificant
    dwarfish
    atypically small
    elfin, elflike
    small and delicate
    gnomish
    used of small deformed creatures
    half-size
    half the usual or regular size
    infinitesimal, minute
    infinitely or immeasurably small
    lesser
    smaller in size or amount or value
    microscopic, microscopical
    so small as to be invisible without a microscope
    micro
    extremely small in scale or scope or capability
    miniature
    being on a very small scale
    miniscule, minuscule
    very small
    olive-sized
    about the size of an olive
    pocket-size, pocket-sized, pocketable
    small enough to be carried in a garment pocket
    puny, runty, shrimpy
    (used especially of persons) of inferior size
    slender, slim
    small in quantity
    littler, smaller
    small or little relative to something else
    smallish
    rather small
    small-scale
    created or drawn on a small scale
    undersize, undersized
    smaller than normal for its kind
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    big, large
    above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    ample, sizable, sizeable
    fairly large
    astronomic, astronomical, galactic
    inconceivably large
    bear-sized
    large as a bear
    bigger, larger
    large or big relative to something else
    biggish, largish
    somewhat large
    blown-up, enlarged
    as of a photograph; made larger
    bouffant, puffy
    being puffed out; used of hair style or clothing
    broad, spacious, wide
    very large in expanse or scope
    bulky
    of large size for its weight
    capacious
    large in capacity
    colossal, prodigious, stupendous
    so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
    deep
    large in quantity or size
    double
    large enough for two
    enormous, tremendous
    extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree
    cosmic
    inconceivably extended in space or time
    elephantine, gargantuan, giant, jumbo
    of great mass; huge and bulky
    epic, heroic, larger-than-life
    very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)
    extended, extensive
    large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity
    gigantic, mammoth
    so exceedingly large or extensive as to suggest a giant or mammoth
    great
    relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind
    grand
    large and impressive in physical size or extent
    Brobdingnagian, huge, immense, vast
    unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope
    hulking, hulky
    of great size and bulk
    banging, humongous, thumping, walloping, whopping
    (used informally) very large
    king-size, king-sized
    extra large
    large-mouthed
    having a relatively large mouth
    large-scale
    unusually large in scope
    large-scale
    constructed or drawn to a big scale
    full-size, life-size, life-sized, lifesize
    being of the same size as an original
    macroscopic, macroscopical
    large enough to be visible with the naked eye
    macro
    very large in scale or scope or capability
    man-sized
    very large; appropriate to the size of a man
    massive, monolithic, monumental
    imposing in size or bulk or solidity
    massive
    imposing in scale or scope or degree or power
    medium-large
    of anything that is large but not the largest
    monstrous
    abnormally large
    mountainous
    like a mountain in size and impressiveness
    outsize, outsized, oversize, oversized
    larger than normal for its kind
    overlarge, too large
    excessively large
    plumping
    very large; of exceptional size for its kind
    queen-size, queen-sized
    (used especially of beds) not as large as king-size
    rangy
    allowing ample room for ranging
    super
    extremely large
    titanic
    of great force or power
    volumed
    formed or rising in rounded masses
    voluminous
    large in volume or bulk
    whacking
    (British informal) enormous
    wide-ranging
    including much
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  2. adjective
    limited in size or scope
    “a small business”
    small-scale plans”
    synonyms: minor, modest, pocket-size, pocket-sized, small-scale
    limited
    small in range or scope
  3. adjective
    slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope
    “a series of death struggles with small time in between”
    Synonyms:
    little, slight
    (quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some
  4. adjective
    (of children and animals) young, immature
    small children”
    synonyms: little
    immature, young
    (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth
  5. adjective
    not large but sufficient in size or amount
    “helped in my own small way”
    synonyms: modest
    moderate
    being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme
  6. adjective
    lowercase
    small a”
    synonyms: little, miniscule, minuscule
    lowercase
    relating to small (not capitalized) letters that were kept in the lower half of a compositor's type case
  7. adjective
    have fine or very small constituent particles
    “a small misty rain”
    Synonyms:
    fine
    of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles
  8. noun
    a garment size for a small person
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    size
    the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)
  9. adverb
    on a small scale
    “think small
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    Antonyms:
    big
    on a grand scale
  10. adjective
    low or inferior in station or quality
    small beginnings”
    synonyms: humble, low, lowly, modest
    inferior
    of or characteristic of low rank or importance
  11. adjective
    made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)
    “her comments made me feel small
    synonyms: belittled, diminished
    decreased, reduced
    made less in size or amount or degree
  12. adjective
    (of a voice) faint
    “a still small voice”
    synonyms: little
    soft
    (of sound) relatively low in volume
  13. noun
    the slender part of the back
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    type of:
    body part
    any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
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