Dwarf

Definition of Dwarf

n.1.An animal or plant which is much below the ordinary size of its species or kind.
2.A diminutive human being, small in stature due to a pathological condition which causes a distortion of the proportions of body parts to each other, such as the limbs, torso, and head. A person of unusually small height who has normal body proportions is usually called a midget.
3.(Folklore) A small, usually misshapen person, typically a man, who may have magical powers; mythical dwarves were often depicted as living underground in caves.
Dwarf elder
(Bot.) danewort.
Dwarf wall
(Arch.) a low wall, not as high as the story of a building, often used as a garden wall or fence.
- Gwilt.
v. t.1.To hinder from growing to the natural size; to make or keep small; to stunt.
[imp. & p. p. Dwarfed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dwarfing.]
Even the most common moral ideas and affections . . . would be stunted and dwarfed, if cut off from a spiritual background.
- J. C. Shairp.
v. i.1.To become small; to diminish in size.
Strange power of the world that, the moment we enter it, our great conceptions dwarf.
- Beaconsfield.

Related Words

Ariel, Befind, Corrigan, Finnbeara, Lilliputian, Mab, Oberon, Titania, Tom Thumb, ace, atom, banshee, bedwarf, belittle, bit, bitsy, brownie, cluricaune, dab, de-emphasize, detract from, diminish, diminutive, dole, dominate, dot, downplay, dram, dribble, driblet, dumpy, dwarfed, dwarfish, elf, elfin, fairy, fairy queen, farthing, fay, fleck, flyspeck, fragment, gnome, gobbet, goblin, grain, granule, gremlin, groat, hair, handful, hob, homunculus, imp, incipient, iota, jot, kobold, leprechaun, lilliputian, little, little bit, manikin, meager, midge, miniature, minify, minikin, minim, minimum, minimus, minutiae, mite, modicum, molecule, mote, nanoid, nutshell, ounce, ouphe, overshadow, particle, pebble, peewee, peri, pinch, pip-squeak, pittance, pixie, play down, point, pooka, puca, pwca, pygmy, rudimental, rudimentary, runty, scraggy, scrubby, scruple, shrimp, shriveled, shrunk, shrunken, smidgen, smitch, speck, spoonful, spot, sprite, squat, stunted, suppress, sylph, sylphid, thimbleful, tiny bit, tittle, trifling amount, trivia, underplay, undersize, undersized, wart, wee, whit, wizened
Word:

Browse

Dutch tile
Dutchman
Dutchman's breeches
Dutchman's laudanum
Dutchman's pipe
Dutchman's-pipe
Duteous
Dutiable
Dutied
Dutiful
Duty
Duumvir
Duumviral
Duumvirate
Dux
Duykerbok
Duyoung
Dvergr
Dwale
Dwang
-Dwarf-
Dwarf elder
Dwarf wall
Dwarfish
Dwarfling
Dwarfy
Dwaul
Dwell
Dweller
Dwelling
Dwelling house
Dwelling place
Dwelt
Dwindle
Dwindlement
dwindling
Dwine
Dy
Dyad
Dyadic
Dyadic arithmetic
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home