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dwarf

 (dwôrf)
n. pl. dwarfs or dwarves (dwôrvz)
1.
a. A person with a usually genetic disorder resulting in atypically short stature and often disproportionate limbs.
b. An atypically small animal or plant.
2. A small creature resembling a human, often having magical powers, appearing in legends and fairy tales.
3. A dwarf star.
v. dwarfed, dwarf·ing, dwarfs
v.tr.
1. To check the natural growth or development of; stunt: "The oaks were dwarfed from lack of moisture" (John Steinbeck).
2. To cause to appear small by comparison: "Together these two big men dwarfed the tiny Broadway office" (Saul Bellow).
v.intr.
To become stunted or grow smaller.

[Middle English dwerf, from Old English dweorh.]

dwarf′ish adj.

dwarf

(dwɔːf)
n, pl dwarfs or dwarves (dwɔːvz)
1. (Physiology) an abnormally undersized person, esp one with a large head and short arms and legs. Compare midget
2. (Biology)
a. an animal or plant much below the average height for the species
b. (as modifier): a dwarf tree.
3. (European Myth & Legend) (in folklore) a small ugly manlike creature, often possessing magical powers
4. (Celestial Objects) astronomy short for dwarf star
vb
5. to become or cause to become comparatively small in size, importance, etc
6. (tr) to stunt the growth of
[Old English dweorg; related to Old Norse dvergr, Old High German twerc]
ˈdwarfish adj
ˈdwarfishly adv
ˈdwarfishness n

dwarf

(dwɔrf)

n., pl. dwarfs, dwarves,
adj., v. n.
1. a person of abnormally small stature owing to a pathological condition, esp. a condition that produces short limbs or anatomical deformation.
2. an animal or plant much smaller than the average of its kind or species.
3. a diminutive being of folklore, often represented as a tiny old man, skilled as an artificer and having magical powers.
adj.
5. of unusually small stature or size; diminutive.
v.t.
6. to cause to seem small in size, character, etc., as by being much larger.
7. to prevent the due development of; stunt.
v.i.
8. to become stunted or smaller.
[before 900; Old English dweorh, dweorg; c. Old High German twerg, Old Norse dvergr]
dwarf′like`, adj.
syn: dwarf, midget, pygmy are terms for a very small person. A dwarf is someone checked in growth or stunted, or in some way not normally formed. A midget (not in technical use) is someone normally proportioned, but diminutive. A pygmy is properly a member of one of certain small-sized peoples of Africa and Asia, but the word is often used imprecisely to mean dwarf or midget. dwarf is a term often used to describe very small plants. pygmy is used to describe very small animals.

dwarf


Past participle: dwarfed
Gerund: dwarfing

Imperative
dwarf
dwarf
Present
I dwarf
you dwarf
he/she/it dwarfs
we dwarf
you dwarf
they dwarf
Preterite
I dwarfed
you dwarfed
he/she/it dwarfed
we dwarfed
you dwarfed
they dwarfed
Present Continuous
I am dwarfing
you are dwarfing
he/she/it is dwarfing
we are dwarfing
you are dwarfing
they are dwarfing
Present Perfect
I have dwarfed
you have dwarfed
he/she/it has dwarfed
we have dwarfed
you have dwarfed
they have dwarfed
Past Continuous
I was dwarfing
you were dwarfing
he/she/it was dwarfing
we were dwarfing
you were dwarfing
they were dwarfing
Past Perfect
I had dwarfed
you had dwarfed
he/she/it had dwarfed
we had dwarfed
you had dwarfed
they had dwarfed
Future
I will dwarf
you will dwarf
he/she/it will dwarf
we will dwarf
you will dwarf
they will dwarf
Future Perfect
I will have dwarfed
you will have dwarfed
he/she/it will have dwarfed
we will have dwarfed
you will have dwarfed
they will have dwarfed
Future Continuous
I will be dwarfing
you will be dwarfing
he/she/it will be dwarfing
we will be dwarfing
you will be dwarfing
they will be dwarfing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dwarfing
you have been dwarfing
he/she/it has been dwarfing
we have been dwarfing
you have been dwarfing
they have been dwarfing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dwarfing
you will have been dwarfing
he/she/it will have been dwarfing
we will have been dwarfing
you will have been dwarfing
they will have been dwarfing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dwarfing
you had been dwarfing
he/she/it had been dwarfing
we had been dwarfing
you had been dwarfing
they had been dwarfing
Conditional
I would dwarf
you would dwarf
he/she/it would dwarf
we would dwarf
you would dwarf
they would dwarf
Past Conditional
I would have dwarfed
you would have dwarfed
he/she/it would have dwarfed
we would have dwarfed
you would have dwarfed
they would have dwarfed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dwarf - a person who is markedly smalldwarf - a person who is markedly small  
hypophysial dwarf, Levi-Lorrain dwarf, pituitary dwarf - a dwarf whose condition is caused by a deficiency of growth hormones, rather than by genetic factors (as in the case of the achondroplastic dwarf)
hypoplastic dwarf, normal dwarf, primordial dwarf, true dwarf - an achondroplastic dwarf whose small size is the result of a genetic defect; body parts and mental and sexual development are normal
small person - a person of below average size
2.dwarf - a legendary creature resembling a tiny old mandwarf - a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure
Nibelung - (German mythology) any of the race of dwarfs who possessed a treasure hoard that was stolen by Siegfried
faerie, faery, fairy, fay, sprite - a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
Andvari - (Norse mythology) a dwarf who possessed a treasure that was stolen by Loki
3.dwarf - a plant or animal that is atypically small
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
Verb1.dwarf - make appear small by comparison; "This year's debt dwarfs that of last year"
overtop, overlook, command, dominate - look down on; "The villa dominates the town"
2.dwarf - check the growth of; "the lack of sunlight dwarfed these pines"
stunt - check the growth or development of; "You will stunt your growth by building all these muscles"

dwarf

verb
1. tower above or over, dominate, overlook, stand over, loom over, stand head and shoulders above The huge sign dwarfed his figure.
2. tower above or over, eclipse, put in the shade, diminish completely dwarfing the achievements of others
noun
1. gnome, midget, Lilliputian, Tom Thumb, munchkin (informal, chiefly U.S.), homunculus, manikin, hop-o'-my-thumb, pygmy or pigmy With the aid of magic the dwarfs created a wonderful rope.

Snow White's seven dwarfs

Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy

dwarf

adjective
Translations
إنْسان قَزَمقَزَميَجْعَلُه يَبْدو قَزَما
trpaslíkzakrslíkpřevyšovat
dværgdværg-overskygge
kääpiö
patuljak
eltörpíteltörpül vmi mellett
dvergurgera lítiî í samanburîi
小人
난쟁이
neūžauganykštukasvizualiai mažinti
likt izskatīties mazākampundurisrūķītis
minimizaminuscul
palčekpritlikavec
dvärg
คนแคระ
cücecüceleştirmekbodur
chú lùn

dwarf

[dwɔːf]
A. ADJ (gen) → enano
B. N (dwarfs or dwarves (pl)) [dwɔːvz]enano/a m/f
C. VT (= dominate) [+ building, person] → empequeñecer, hacer que parezca pequeño; [+ achievement] → eclipsar
D. CPD dwarf bean Njudía f enana, fríjol m

dwarf

[ˈdwɔːrf]
nnain(e) m/f
vt (= be much bigger than) → être gigantesque à côté de
to be dwarfed by sth (= towered over) → être minuscule par rapport à qch
adj [plant, animal] → nain(e)

dwarf

n pl <dwarves> → Zwerg m; (= tree)Zwergbaum m; (= star)Zwerg(stern) m
adj personzwergenhaft; dwarf shrubsZwergsträucher pl
vt
(skyscraper, person)klein erscheinen lassen, überragen; (through achievements, ability etc) → in den Schatten stellen; to be dwarfed by somebody/somethingneben jdm/etw klein erscheinen
(Hort) treeklein züchten

dwarf

[dwɔːf]
1. adj & nnano/a
2. vt (subj, building, person) → fare sembrare piccolissimo/a, far scomparire; (achievement) → eclissare

dwarf

(dwoːf) plurals dwarfs (rare) dwarves (dwoːvz) noun
1. an animal, plant or person much smaller than normal.
2. in fairy tales etc, a creature like a tiny man, with magic powers. Snow White and the seven dwarfs.
verb
to make to appear small. The cathedral was dwarfed by the surrounding skyscrapers.

dwarf

قَزَم trpaslík dværg Zwerg νάνος enano kääpiö nain patuljak nano 小人 난쟁이 dwerg dverg karzeł anão карлик dvärg คนแคระ cüce chú lùn 矮子

dwarf

n. enano-a, persona de estatura inferior a la normal;
achondroplastic ______ acondroplástico-a;
asexual ______ asexual;
infantile ______ infantil;
micrometic ______ micromético-a.

dwarf

n enano -na mf
References in classic literature ?
A young warrior at length issued from the lodge of Uncas; and, moving deliberately, with a sort of grave march, toward a dwarf pine that grew in the crevices of the rocky terrace, he tore the bark from its body, and then turned whence he came without speaking.
The stranger hesitated, pausing once or twice with his back towards her, as if engaged in carefully examining the dwarf willows to select a switch.
A great elm tree spread its broad branches over it, at the foot of which bubbled up a spring of the softest and sweetest water, in a little well formed of a barrel; and then stole sparkling away through the grass, to a neighboring brook, that babbled along among alders and dwarf willows.
There are no richer parterres to my eyes than the dense beds of dwarf andromeda
is prostrate before the Pope, there are three men in the foreground who are over thirty feet high, if one may judge by the size of a kneeling little boy in the center of the foreground; and according to the same scale, the Pope is seven feet high and the Doge is a shriveled dwarf of four feet.
Did you ever read Cinderella, or The Yellow Dwarf, or The Enchanted Frog, or The Fair One with Golden Locks?
We were in April then: the weather was sweet and warm, the grass as green as showers and sun could make it, and the two dwarf apple-trees near the southern wall in full bloom.
When she got fairly into the garden she saw that he probably did intend to stay because he had alighted on a dwarf apple-tree and under the apple-tree was lying a little reddish animal with a Bushy tail, and both of them were watching the stooping body and rust-red head of Dickon, who was kneeling on the grass working hard.
You should have said, short as a dwarf," returned Jacques Two.
I was still looking at the doorway, thinking that Miss Mowcher was a long while making her appearance, when, to my infinite astonishment, there came waddling round a sofa which stood between me and it, a pursy dwarf, of about forty or forty-five, with a very large head and face, a pair of roguish grey eyes, and such extremely little arms, that, to enable herself to lay a finger archly against her snub nose, as she ogled Steerforth, she was obliged to meet the finger half-way, and lay her nose against it.
The lane was a very cloistral one, with a ribbon of gravelly road, bordered on each side with a rich margin of turf and a scramble of blackberry bushes, green turf banks and dwarf oak-trees making a rich and plenteous shade.
The nocturnal adventures of Gurth were not yet concluded; indeed he himself became partly of that mind, when, after passing one or two straggling houses which stood in the outskirts of the village, he found himself in a deep lane, running between two banks overgrown with hazel and holly, while here and there a dwarf oak flung its arms altogether across the path.