What is small?

  • (adj): Not large but sufficient in size or amount.
    Example: "Helped in my own small way"
    Synonyms: modest
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on small:

Velomobile - History
... Before World War I, Charles Mochet built a small 4 wheeled bike-car for his son ... Mochet built many models of small vehicles called "Velocar" ... were pedal powered but as the years went by, many were fitted with small engines ...
Scorpion - Biology
... bothriurid scorpions from Patagonia and small Euscorpius scorpions from Central Europe can all survive winter temperatures of about −25 °C (−13 °F) ... Scorpions are opportunistic predators of small arthropods, although the larger kinds have been known to kill small lizards and mice ... Scorpions have an unusual style of eating using chelicerae, small claw-like structures that protrude from the mouth that are unique to the Chelicerata among arthropods ...
Transport In Vanuatu
... In addition, every island has a small port or wharf where small cargo ships and boats regularly dock ... After one arrives at these locations, transportation is usually via pickup truck, foot, or small boat ... There are no railways in Vanuatu, although there was a small rail line on Efate during the colonial era ...
Small Isles
... The Small Isles (Scottish Gaelic Na h-Eileanan Tarsainn) are a small archipelago of islands in the Inner Hebrides, off the west coast of Scotland ... Eigg was historically part of Inverness-shire, and all of the Small Isles were in Inverness-shire, from 1891 to 1975 ... Humla, and two places called Dubh Sgeir The Small Isles is one of 40 National Scenic Areas in Scotland ...
... Upernavik (Kalaallisut "Springtime Place") is a small town in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland, located on a small island of the same name ... Owing to the small size of the settlement, everything is within walking distance ...

More definitions of "small":

  • (adj): Limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent.
    Example: "A small car"; "a small voice"
    Synonyms: little
  • (noun): The slender part of the back.
  • (noun): A garment size for a small person.
  • (adj): Made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth).
    Example: "Her comments made me feel small"
    Synonyms: belittled, diminished
  • (adj): Low or inferior in station or quality.
    Example: "Small beginnings"
    Synonyms: humble, low, lowly, modest
  • (adj): Slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope.
    Example: "A series of death struggles with small time in between"
  • (adv): On a small scale.
    Example: "Think small"
  • (adj): Not fully grown.
    Example: "Small children"
    Synonyms: little
  • (adj): Have fine or very small constituent particles.
    Example: "A small misty rain"
  • (adj): (of a voice) faint.
    Example: "A still small voice"
    Synonyms: little

Famous quotes containing the word small:

    Children are as destined biologically to break away as we are, emotionally, to hold on and protect. But thinking independently comes of acting independently. It begins with a two-year-old doggedly pulling on flannel pajamas during a July heat wave and with parents accepting that the impulse is a good one. When we let go of these small tasks without anger or sorrow but with pleasure and pride we give each act of independence our blessing.
    Cathy Rindner Tempelsman (20th century)

    Men have broad and large chests, and small narrow hips, and more understanding than women, who have but small and narrow breasts, and broad hips, to the end they should remain at home, sit still, keep house, and bear and bring up children.
    Martin Luther (1483–1546)

    Man staggers through life yapped at by his reason, pulled and shoved by his appetites, whispered to by fears, beckoned by hopes. Small wonder that what he craves most is self-forgetting.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)