Slender; thin; narrow.Little in size; not great or large; of less than average or ordinary dimensions; diminutive.Little or inferior in degree, quantity, amount, duration, number, value, etc.; short (in time or extent); narrow, etc.Low, as applied to station, social position, etc.Being of little moment, weight, or importance; trivial; insignificant; petty; trifling: as, it is a small matter or thing; a small subject.Of little genius, ability, or force of character; petty; insignificant.Containing little of the principal quality, or little strength; weak: as, small beer.Thin: applied to tones or to the voice.Gentle; soft; faint; not loud.Characterized by littleness of mind or character; evincing little worth; narrow-minded; sordid; selfish; ungenerous; mean; base; unworthy.Having little property; carrying on a business on a small scale.Meager in quantity, as a body of water: an anglers' epithet: as, the water is too small to use the fly.Noting the condition of the cutting edge of a saw as condensed by hammering: same as tight.Unostentatiously; without pretension.Synonyms Smaller, Fewer (see less), tiny, puny, stunted, Lilliputian, minute.Inconsiderable, unimportant, slender, scanty, moderate, paltry, slight, feeble.Shallow. See pettiness.Illiberal, stingy, scrimping.n. A small thing or quantity; also, the small or slender part of a thing: as, the small of the leg or of the back; specifically, the smallest part of the trunk of a whale; the tapering part toward, near, or at the base of the flukes.n. plural Same as small-clothes.n. plural The “little go,” or previous examination: as, to be plucked for smalls.n. plural In coal-mining, same as small coal (see above).n. plural In metal-mining, ore mixed with gangue in particles of small size: a term used with various shades of meaning in certain districts of England.To make little or less; lessen.In a small quantity or degree; little.Low; in low tones; gently; timidly; also, in a shrill or high key.