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min·i·a·ture

 (mĭn′ē-ə-cho͝or′, -chər, mĭn′ə-)
n.
1.
a. A copy or model that represents or reproduces something in a greatly reduced size.
b. Something small of its class.
2.
a. A small painting executed with great detail, often on a surface such as ivory or vellum.
b. A small portrait, picture, or decorative letter on an illuminated manuscript.
c. The art of painting miniatures.
adj.
Greatly reduced in size or scale. See Synonyms at small.

[Italian miniatura, illumination of manuscripts, small painting, from miniare, to illuminate, from Latin miniāre, to color red, from minium, cinnabar, red lead (often used to adulterate cinnabar), probably of pre-Roman Iberian origin (since the Romans obtained most of their cinnabar from Spain); akin to Minius, ancient Roman name of the Miño (Minho) River of Galicia and northern Portugal.]

min′i·a·tur′ist n.

miniature

(ˈmɪnɪtʃə)
n
1. a model, copy, or similar representation on a very small scale
2. anything that is very small of its kind
3. (Art Terms) a very small painting, esp a portrait, showing fine detail on ivory or vellum
4. a very small bottle of whisky or other spirits, which can hold 50 millilitres
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) an illuminated letter or other decoration in a manuscript
6. in miniature on a small scale: games are real life in miniature.
adj
7. greatly reduced in size
8. on a small scale; minute
[C16: from Italian, from Medieval Latin miniātūra, from miniāre to paint red, (in illuminating manuscripts); from minium]

min•i•a•ture

(ˈmɪn i ə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər, ˈmɪn ə tʃər)

n.
1. a representation or image of something on a small or reduced scale.
2. something small of its class or kind.
3. a very small painting, esp. a portrait, on ivory, vellum, or the like.
4. the art of executing such a painting.
5. an illumination in an illuminated manuscript or book.
adj.
6. on or represented on a small or reduced scale: a miniature poodle.
Idioms:
in miniature, of a reduced size; on a small scale: a terrarium resembling a jungle in miniature.
[1580–90; < Italian miniatura miniature painting < Medieval Latin miniātūra=miniāt(us) illuminated + -ūra -ure]

miniature

A tiny painting (less than 6 in across), usually a portrait.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.miniature - painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)miniature - painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)
painting, picture - graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface; "a small painting by Picasso"; "he bought the painting as an investment"; "his pictures hang in the Louvre"
Dark Ages, Middle Ages - the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance
2.miniature - a copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced sizeminiature - a copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size
copy - a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing; "she made a copy of the designer dress"; "the clone was a copy of its ancestor"
Adj.1.miniature - being on a very small scaleminiature - being on a very small scale; "a miniature camera"
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"

miniature

adjective small, little, minute, baby, reduced, tiny, pocket, toy, mini, wee, dwarf, scaled-down, diminutive, minuscule, midget, teeny-weeny, Lilliputian, teensy-weensy, pygmy or pigmy The farm has been selling miniature roses since 1979.
big, large, huge, great, giant, enormous, immense, enlarged, gigantic, oversize, ginormous (informal)

miniature

noun
A small-scale representation of something:
adjective
Translations
صُورَةٌ مُصَّغَرَة مَرْسُومَةٌصورَه شَخْصِيَّه صَغيرَه جِداًصورَه مُصَغَّرَه جِدامِصْغَرنُسْخَه مُصَغَّرَه
miniaturaminiaturnízmenšený model
miniature-miniaturemodelminiatureportrætminiature
pienois-pienoismalli
minijaturaminijaturan
miniatűrminiatűrmodell
í smækkaîri myndsmækkuî eftirmynd, líkansmámynd
ミニチュアミニチュアの
축소 모형축소된
miniatiūraminiatiūrinė kopijapadaryti mažesnį
miniatūraminiatūrkopijaminiatūrs
miniatúraminiatúrnyzmenšený model
miniaturen
miniatyrminiatyr-
เล็กมากภาพวาดขนาดเล็กมาก
çok küçükminyatürminyatür resimufak kopya
bức tiểu họathu nhỏ

miniature

[ˈmɪnɪtʃəʳ]
A. Nminiatura f
in miniatureen miniatura
B. ADJ (= not full-sized) → (en) miniatura; (= tiny) → diminuto
miniature clocksrelojes en miniatura
a miniature bottle of whiskyuna botellita de whisky
C. CPD miniature golf Nminigolf m
miniature poodle Ncaniche mf enano/a
miniature railway Nferrocarril m en miniatura
miniature submarine Nsubmarino m de bolsillo

miniature

[ˈmɪnɪtʃər]
adj
(gen)en miniature, miniature
a miniature version → une version en miniature, une version miniature
[rose, poodle] → nain(e)
n
(= picture) → miniature f
in miniature → en miniatureminiature golf nminigolf m

miniature

nMiniatur- or Kleinausgabe f; (Art) → Miniatur f; (= bottle)Miniflasche f; in miniatureen miniature, im kleinen
adj attrMiniatur-; miniature worldMiniaturmodell nt

miniature

:
miniature camera
nKleinbildkamera f
miniature golf
nMini- or Kleingolf nt; miniature courseMinigolfplatz m
miniature poodle
nZwergpudel m
miniature railway
nLiliputbahn f
miniature submarine
nKleinst-U-Boot nt

miniature

[ˈmɪnɪtʃəʳ]
1. nminiatura
in miniature → in miniatura
2. adj (gen) → in miniatura; (poodle) → nano/a

miniature

(ˈminitʃə) adjective
smaller than normal, often very small. a miniature radio.
noun
1. a very small painting of a person.
2. a copy or model of something, made on a small scale.
miniaturize, miniaturise (ˈminiətʃəraiz) verb
to make something in a (much) smaller size.
miniaturization, miniaturisation (ˌminətʃəraiˈzeiʃn) , ((American) ˌminiətʃuərəˈzeiʃn) noun

miniature

صُورَةٌ مُصَّغَرَة مَرْسُومَةٌ, مِصْغَر miniatura, miniaturní miniature, miniature- Miniatur, Miniatur- μικρογραφία, μικροσκοπικός en miniatura, miniatura pienois-, pienoismalli miniature minijatura, minijaturan in miniatura, miniatura ミニチュア, ミニチュアの 축소 모형, 축소된 miniatuur, miniatuur- mini-, miniatyr miniatura, miniaturowy miniatura, miniatural миниатюра, миниатюрный miniatyr, miniatyr- เล็กมาก, ภาพวาดขนาดเล็กมาก minyatür bức tiểu họa, thu nhỏ 微型的, 缩影
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Meg made many moral rules, and tried to keep them, but what mother was ever proof against the winning wiles, the ingenious evasions, or the tranquil audacity of the miniature men and women who so early show themselves accomplished Artful Dodgers?
I'm getting to be of some moment, a real part of things, of the state and the city and all that," he told himself with an amusing miniature air of dignity.
So rapid was the progress of the light vessels, that the lake curled in their front, in miniature waves, and their motion became undulating by its own velocity.
We heard the turning of a key in a small lock; she has opened a secret drawer of an escritoire, and is probably looking at a certain miniature, done in Malbone's most perfect style, and representing a face worthy of no less delicate a pencil.
Once this freakish, elvish cast came into the child's eyes while Hester was looking at her own image in them, as mothers are food of doing; and suddenly for women in solitude, and with troubled hearts, are pestered with unaccountable delusions she fancied that she beheld, not her own miniature portrait, but another face in the small black mirror of Pearl's eye.
But the next time you have a chance, watch him; and you will then see the great Sperm whale himself in miniature.
I confess, that since Jonah, few whalemen have penetrated very far beneath the skin of the adult whale; nevertheless, I have been blessed with an opportunity to dissect him in miniature.
Those through which Jurgis and Ona were walking resembled streets less than they did a miniature topographical map.
When they were arranging him for his last rest, they found upon his bosom a small, plain miniature case, opening with a spring.
I will not conceal the fact that miniature figures of the Lion of Lucerne are to be had in them.
You have said so," replied Elinor, "almost every day since they first met on High-church Down; and they had not known each other a week, I believe, before you were certain that Marianne wore his picture round her neck; but it turned out to be only the miniature of our great uncle.
Reed herself, at far intervals, visited it to review the contents of a certain secret drawer in the wardrobe, where were stored divers parchments, her jewel-casket, and a miniature of her deceased husband; and in those last words lies the secret of the red-room--the spell which kept it so lonely in spite of its grandeur.

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