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n 1: a person who is abnormally small [syn: midget
2: a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the
depths of the earth and guards buried treasure [syn: gnome
v 1: make appear small by comparison; “This year's debt dwarves
that of last year”
2: check the growth of; “the lack of sunlight dwarfed these
English → English
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dwarfed
; p. pr. & vb. n.
To hinder from growing to the natural size; to make or keep
small; to stunt. --Addison.
Even the most common moral ideas and affections . . .
would be stunted and dwarfed, if cut off from a
spiritual background. --J. C.
, n.; pl. Dwarfs
. [OE. dwergh, dwerf, dwarf, AS.
dweorg, dweorh; akin to D. dwerg, MHG. twerc, G. zwerg, Icel.
dvergr, Sw. & Dan. dverg; of unknown origin.]
1. An animal or plant which is much below the ordinary size
of its species or kind.
2. Especially: 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
Note: During the Middle Ages dwarfs as well as fools shared
the favor of courts and the nobility.
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.
Note: Dwarf is used adjectively in reference to anything much
below the usual or normal size; as, a dwarf pear tree;
(Arch.), a low wall, not as high as the story of
a building, often used as a garden wall or fence. --Gwilt.
, v. i.
To become small; to diminish in size.
Strange power of the world that, the moment we enter
it, our great conceptions dwarf. --Beaconsfield.