adjective (tinier; -est) Etymology: alteration of Middle English tine Date: 1598 very small or diminutive ; minute Synonyms: see smalltinily adverbtininess noun

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  • Tiny — may refer to:* Tiny (car), a British cyclecar manufactured by Nanson, Barker Co at Esholt, Yorkshire between 1912 and 1915 * Tiny, Ontario, a township in south central Ontario, CanadaPeople: * Tiny Tim (musician) (1932 1996), American musician *… …   Wikipedia

  • Tiny — (1915) Der Tiny war ein britisches Cyclecar, das 1913 1915 von Nanson Barker Company Ltd. in Esholt (West Yorkshire) hergestellt wurde. 1913 erschien ein 8 hp Modell mit wassergekühltem V2 Motor, der einen Hubraum von 964 cm³ besaß. Der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tiny — Ti ny, a. [Compar. {Tinier}; superl. {Tiniest}.] [Probably fr. tine, teen, trouble, distress, vexation.] Very small; little; puny. [1913 Webster] When that I was and a little tiny boy. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tiny — index impalpable, minimal, remote (small), tenuous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tiny — (adj.) c.1400, tyne very small, perhaps from TINE (Cf. tine) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tiny — *minute, miniature, diminutive, wee, *small, little, teeny, weeny …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • tiny — [adj] very small bitsy*, bitty, diminutive, infinitesimal, insignificant, itsy bitsy*, ittybitty*, Lilliputian, little, microscopic, midget, mini*, miniature, minikin, minimum, minuscular, minuscule, minute, negligible, pee wee*, petite, pint… …   New thesaurus

  • tiny — ► ADJECTIVE (tinier, tiniest) ▪ very small. ► NOUN (pl. tinies) informal ▪ a very young child. DERIVATIVES tinily adverb tininess noun. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • tiny — [tī′nē] adj. tinier, tiniest [< ME n. tine, a little (something)] very small; diminutive SYN. SMALL …   English World dictionary

  • tiny — 01. Their new Chihuahua puppy is really [tiny]. 02. Monaco is a [tiny] country, probably the smallest in the world. 03. Gordie has a [tiny] brain in his pointed head. 04. Junko s apartment in Tokyo was [tiny], but it cost her almost $1,000 a… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • tiny — ti|ny W2S2 [ˈtaıni] adj comparative tinier superlative tiniest ↑huge, ↑tiny [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: tine very small (15 17 centuries)] extremely small ▪ a tiny community in the Midwest ▪ The earrings were tiny. ▪ a tiny little baby …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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