Dwarf

Word DWARF
Character 5
Hyphenation dwarf
Pronunciations /dwɔːf/

Definitions and meanings of "Dwarf"

What do we mean by dwarf?

A person with a usually genetic disorder resulting in atypically short stature and often disproportionate limbs. noun

An atypically small animal or plant. noun

A small creature resembling a human, often having magical powers, appearing in legends and fairy tales. noun

A dwarf star. noun

To check the natural growth or development of; stunt. intransitive verb

To cause to appear small by comparison. intransitive verb

To become stunted or grow smaller. intransitive verb

To hinder from growing to the natural size; make or keep small; prevent the due development of; stunt.

To cause to appear less than reality; cause to look or seem small by comparison; as, the cathedral dwarfs the houses around it.

To become less; become dwarfish or stunted.

A person of very small size; a human being much below the ordinary stature. noun

An animal or a plant much below the ordinary size of its species. noun

In Scand. myth., a diminutive and generally deformed being, dwelling in rocks and hills, and distinguished for skill in working metals. noun

Of small stature or size; of a size smaller than that common to its kind or species: as, a dwaf palm; dwarf trees.

An animal or plant which is much below the ordinary size of its species or kind. noun

A diminutive human being, small in stature due to a pathological condition which causes a distortion of the proportions of body parts to each other, such as the limbs, torso, and head. A person of unusually small height who has normal body proportions is usually called a midget. noun

A small, usually misshapen person, typically a man, who may have magical powers; mythical dwarves were often depicted as living underground in caves. noun

Danewort. noun

A low wall, not as high as the story of a building, often used as a garden wall or fence. noun

Any member of a race of beings from (especially Scandinavian and other Germanic) folklore, usually depicted as having some sort of supernatural powers and being skilled in crafting and metalworking, often as short with long beards, and sometimes as clashing with elves.

A person of short stature, often one whose limbs are disproportionately small in relation to the body as compared with normal adults, usually as the result of a genetic condition.

An animal, plant or other thing much smaller than the usual of its sort.

A star of relatively small size.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Dwarf

The word "dwarf" in example sentences

If the term dwarf planet is amended to be a subclass of planet, thereby brought in line with the use of the term “dwarf” in astronomy dwarf stars are still stars; dwarf galaxies are still galaxies, much of this controversy would be resolved. gwen 2:26 pm on February 7, 2009 | # | Reply ❋ Unknown (2009)

Her most recent acquisition is a white dwarf horse, but Schmelzle does not like the term dwarf, so she calls Tigger her "little love with special needs." ❋ Unknown (2009)

O'BRIEN: There are now eight planets and this one what they call a dwarf planet, a smaller planet, not a classical planet. ❋ Unknown (2006)

For one thing, the English word 'dwarf' has two possible plurals: 'dwarfs' and ❋ Anna Gregson (2010)

Because on the internet, a one legged dwarf is as tough as a 300 lb linebacker. ❋ Unknown (2010)

If you know nothing else going into this exclusive trailer for "The Last Rites of Ransom Pride," know this: you will see the words "gun-totin 'dwarf" appear on the screen before the minute is over. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Please ask the law-practicing FBs who the humming dwarf is who roams the halls at the frank crowley criminal courts bldg. ❋ Unknown (2005)

Withered beyond longevity, a tiny man in dwarf's overalls, deeply addicted to codeine and Valium, fears colored people; occasionally makes scratching protests on his old violin, which has become too large for him. ❋ Unknown (2004)

He's a gun-slinging flyboy dwarf from a doomed world. ❋ Unknown (2001)

It naturally does not grow very much which makes it called dwarf box. ❋ Lucille Van Slyke (N/A)

"There was," said I. "Had he a hump, or was he only a plain dwarf?" ❋ Unknown (1886)

She gave no utterance to the last words, but she seemed to hear them with her inmost ear; the voice that could speak to her thus, startled and frightened her, and solitude was in itself a torture; she called the dwarf, and desired him to have her litter prepared, as she intended going to the temple, and visiting the wounded who had been sent home from ❋ Georg Ebers (1867)

He glanced at the scrawled characters, and it occurred to him that he had intended to change the word dwarf in one line to Caesar, and to keep the third and most trenchant epigram from the emperor. ❋ Georg Ebers (1867)

She gave no utterance to the last words, but she seemed to hear them with her inmost ear; the voice that could speak to her thus, startled and frightened her, and solitude was in itself a torture; she called the dwarf, and desired him to have her litter prepared, as she intended going to the temple, and visiting the wounded who had been sent home from Syria. ❋ Georg Ebers (1867)

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