adjective, small·er, small·est.
adverb, small·er, small·est.
- household linen, as napkins, pillowcases, etc.
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Idioms for small
Origin of small
SYNONYMS FOR small
OTHER WORDS FROM smallsmall·ness, nounul·tra·small, adjective
Words nearby small
Example sentences from the Web for smaller
In this smaller town, there are only five families, the village chief says.
Before the Eric Garner decision, there were smaller Ferguson-inspired protests in New York.Eric Garner Protesters Have a Direct Line to City Hall|Jacob Siegel|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After all, smaller developing nations like Cameroon often depend on trade with and aid from the West.
Paddle8 works better than a smaller regional auction house because it is nimbler and its costs—to the seller and buyer—are lower.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty|Tim Teeman|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The low wine then goes through a second distillation phase in a smaller spirit still—but more on that in a moment.
The smaller male hardly tapers behind, but is incurved and ends in a short, blunt, conical tail.
On either side of the rose window are small lancet windows with smaller blind arches on each side of them.The Cathedral Church of York|A. Clutton-Brock
But why enumerate these smaller features of discomfort and omit the more glaring ones?Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 1 (of 2)|Charles Lever
Figs. 76–80 are only represented on a smaller scale than the remaining Figs.Studies in the Theory of Descent (Volumes 1 and 2)|August Weismann
The centrifugal wringer, or dryer, consists of a tub, inside of which is a smaller tub with perforated sides.Mechanical Devices in the Home|Edith Louise Allen
British Dictionary definitions for smaller
Derived forms of smallsmallish, adjectivesmallness, noun
Word Origin for small
Idioms and Phrases with smaller
In addition to the idioms beginning with small
- small beer
- small cog in a large wheel
- small frog in a big pond
- small fry
- small hours
- small print
- small talk
- small time
- small wonder
- big fish in a small pond
- (small) cog in the wheel
- give thanks for small blessings
- it's a small world
- little (small) frog in a big pond
- make a (small) fortune
- no (small) wonder
- still small voice