1. [ adjective ] limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
Synonyms: little

"a little dining room" "a little house" "a small car" "a little (or small) group" a small voice"

Related terms: large large smaller bantam bantam infinitesimal least bittie bitty slender smallish small-scale elfin miniature half-size undersize half-size lesser dwarf pocket-size micro fine minuscule pocket-size puny gnomish dinky size
2. [ adjective ] limited in size or scope
Synonyms: modest small-scale pocket-size pocket-sized minor

"a small business" "a newspaper with a modest circulation" "small-scale plans" "a pocket-size country"

Related terms: limited
3. [ adjective ] low or inferior in station or quality
Synonyms: humble lowly modest low

"a humble cottage" "a lowly parish priest" "a modest man of the people" "small beginnings"

Related terms: inferior
4. [ adjective ] of little importance or influence or power; of minor status
Synonyms: little insignificant peanut

"a minor, insignificant bureaucrat" "peanut politicians"

Related terms: minor
5. [ adjective ] not fully grown
Synonyms: little

"what a big little boy you are" "small children"

Related terms: young
6. [ adjective ] too small to be seen except under a microscope
Synonyms: microscopical microscopic
Related terms: macroscopic subgross atomic subatomic
7. [ adjective ] not large but sufficient in size or amount
Synonyms: modest

"a modest salary" "modest inflation" "helped in my own small way"

Related terms: moderate
8. [ adjective ] (of a voice) faint
Synonyms: little

"a little voice" "a still small voice"

Related terms: soft
9. [ adjective ] made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)
Synonyms: diminished belittled

"her comments made me feel small"

Related terms: decreased
10. [ adjective ] lowercase
Synonyms: minuscule little

"little a" "small a" "e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters"

Related terms: lowercase
11. [ noun ] (anatomy) the slender part of the back
Related terms: body_part back
12. [ adjective ] contemptibly narrow in outlook
Synonyms: little small-minded petty

"petty little comments" "disgusted with their small-minded pettiness"

Related terms: narrow-minded
13. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 556
14. [ adverb ] on a small scale

"think small"

Related terms: big
15. [ adjective ] used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
Synonyms: tight mingy little miserly mean

"a mean person" "he left a miserly tip"

Related terms: stingy
16. [ adjective ] have fine or very small constituent particles

"a small misty rain"

Related terms: fine
17. [ adjective ] (archaic) slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope

"a series of death struggles with small time in between"

Related terms: archaism little
18. [ noun ] (clothing) a garment size for a small person
Related terms: size
Similar spelling:   smalley