What is dwarf?

  • (noun): A person who is abnormally small.
    Synonyms: midget, nanus
    See also — Additional definitions below


DWARF is a widely used, standardized debugging data format. DWARF was originally designed along with Executable and Linkable Format (ELF), although it is independent of object file formats. The name is a medieval fantasy complement to "ELF" that has no official meaning, although the backronym 'Debugging With Attributed Record Formats' was later proposed.

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Shruikan - Ancient Characters - King Korgan
... Korgan was the first dwarf king ... golden warhammer that has been passed down to every dwarf ruler since ... father of their race." Korgan is dead as he was immortalized in one of the statues in dwarf kings' halls ...
DWARF - Further Reading
... Michael Eager, chair of the DWARF Standards Committee, has written an introduction to debugging formats and DWARF 3, Introduction to the DWARF Debugging Format ...
... Hesperevax is a small genus of flowering plants in the daisy family known generally as dwarf cudweeds ... Species Hesperevax acaulis - stemless dwarf-cudweed Hesperevax caulescens - dwarf dwarf-cudweed, hogwallow starfish Hesperevax sparsiflora - erect dwarf-cudweed ...
S. Truett Cathy - Early Life
... in the Atlanta suburb of Hapeville, Georgia, in 1946 with a restaurant called the Dwarf Grill, named for its small size ... The original restaurant, since renamed Dwarf House, is still in operation, and the company operates other Dwarf House locations in the metro Atlanta area ...
... It contains the following species Secretive Dwarf Squirrel (Prosciurillus abstrusus) Whitish Dwarf Squirrel (Prosciurillus leucomus) Celebes Dwarf Squirrel (Prosciurillus murinus ...

More definitions of "dwarf":

  • (noun): A legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure.
    Synonyms: gnome
  • (verb): Check the growth of.
    Example: "The lack of sunlight dwarfed these pines"

Famous quotes containing the word dwarf:

    When I lie down to love,
    old dwarf heart shakes her head.
    Like an imbecile she was born old.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    A dwarf who brings a standard along with him to measure his own size—take my word, is a dwarf in more articles than one.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)