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midg·et

 (mĭj′ĭt)
n.
1. Offensive An extremely small person who is otherwise normally proportioned.
2. A small or miniature version of something.
3. A class of small objects, as a class of very small sailboats or racing cars.
adj.
1. Miniature; diminutive.
2. Belonging to a type or class much smaller than what is considered standard: a midget automobile.

[ Diminutive of midge.]

midget

(ˈmɪdʒɪt)
n
1. (Medicine) a dwarf whose skeleton and features are of normal proportions
2.
a. something small of its kind
b. (as modifier): a midget car.
3. Canadian an age level of 16 to 17 in amateur sport, esp ice hockey
[C19: from midge + -et]

midg•et

(ˈmɪdʒ ɪt)

n.
1. (not in technical use) an extremely small person having normal physical proportions.
2. any animal or thing that is very small for its kind.
adj.
3. very small or of a class below the usual size; miniature.
[1850–55]
syn: See dwarf.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.midget - a person who is markedly smallmidget - 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
Adj.1.midget - very smallmidget - very small; "diminutive in stature"; "a lilliputian chest of drawers"; "her petite figure"; "tiny feet"; "the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy"
little, small - limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group"

midget

noun
1. dwarf, shrimp (informal), gnome, Tom Thumb, munchkin (informal, chiefly U.S.), homunculus, manikin, homuncule, pygmy or pigmy They used to call him 'midget' or 'shorty' at work.
adjective
1. baby, small, tiny, miniature, dwarf, teeny-weeny, teensy-weensy an accompaniment of midget roast potatoes
2. diminutive, little, pocket-sized, Lilliputian, dwarfish, pygmy or pigmy The part is played by midget actor Warwick Edwards.

midget

adjective
Translations
قَزْم، شَيء أصْغَر من المألوف
trpaslíkzakrslíkmaličkýmalýmini-
dværg
kääpiö
dvergur
nanananus
liliputas
liliputspunduris
dwergkrielkip
majhenpritlikavec
dvärg

midget

[ˈmɪdʒɪt]
A. Nenano/a m/f
B. ADJen miniatura, en pequeña escala; [submarine] → de bolsillo

midget

[ˈmɪdʒɪt]
nnain(e) m/f
adjde poche
midget submarines → les sous-marins de pochemidi system [ˈmɪdisɪstəm] nchaîne f midi

midget

nkleiner Mensch, Liliputaner(in) m(f); (= child)Knirps m
adjwinzig; midget submarineKleinst-U-Boot nt

midget

[ˈmɪdʒɪt] nnano/a

midget

(ˈmidʒit) noun
a person who is fully developed but has not grown to normal height.

midget

n. enano-a.

midget

n (ant) enano -na mf
References in classic literature ?
Your position is a peculiar one," he continued; "you are a prisoner and yet you give commands which must be obeyed; you are an alien and yet you are a Tharkian chieftain; you are a midget and yet you can kill a mighty warrior with one blow of your fist.
For some moments--they seemed long moments--the two fleets remained without any further change flying obliquely towards each other, and making what came to Bert's ears as a midget uproar.
Such a midget she looked in her long skirt and maid's cap, though she had sworn, when engaged, that she would never see ten again.
Might bring Midget home, it will please her, and there 's no knowing when the governor will be back.
Tomboys make strong women usually, and I had far rather find Rose playing football with Mac than puttering over bead-work like that affected midget, Ariadne Blish.
He'd have done it, too, and Gus knew it, for Marshall is as strong as an ox and Gus is only a midget of a man.
Where's the use of looking nice, when no one sees me but those cross midgets, and no one cares whether I'm pretty or not?
Sarah's fingers danced like midgets above a summer stream.
Both Midget Gems and Sports Mixture have a dedicated following in the north of England but are little known outside the region.
Priced at as little as pounds 10,000 when it goes on sale in 2005, the Midget, made by MG Rover, will put driver thrills ahead of performance, just like the 1961 original.
Sean Murphy is a highly seasoned and proven veteran of open-wheel automobile racing, who started at the age of 9 in go-kart racing, and has excelled in midget racing since he began in 1998.
The Shrewsbury Colonials Midget team, which finished fifth in the country, also took home the coveted National Pop Warner Sportsmanship Award.