dwarf

  • 1Dwarf — may refer to: A person with dwarfism Dwarf (Germanic mythology), a being from Germanic mythology and folklore. Contents 1 Biology 2 Modern popular culture …

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  • 2dwarf — dwarf; dwarf·ish; dwarf·ism; dwarf·ling; dwarf·ness; sub·dwarf; semi·dwarf; dwarf·ish·ly; dwarf·ish·ness; …

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  • 3Dwarf — Dwarf, n.; pl. {Dwarfs}. [OE. dwergh, dwerf, dwarf, AS. dweorg, dweorh; akin to D. dwerg, MHG. twerc, G. zwerg, Icel. dvergr, Sw. & Dan. dverg; of unknown origin.] 1. An animal or plant which is much below the ordinary size of its species or kind …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4dwarf — n Dwarf, pygmy, midget, manikin, homunculus, runt are comparable when they mean an individual and usually a person of diminutive size. Dwarf is the general term not only for a human being but for any animal or plant that is definitely below the… …

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  • 5dwarf — [dwôrf] n. pl. dwarfs or dwarves [dwôrvz] [ME dwerf, dwergh < OE dweorg, akin to Ger zwerg < IE * dhwergh , prob. < base * dhwer , to trick, injure > Sans dhvarati, (he) injures] 1. any human being, animal, or plant that is much… …

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  • 6Dwarf — Dwarf, v. i. To become small; to diminish in size. [1913 Webster] Strange power of the world that, the moment we enter it, our great conceptions dwarf. Beaconsfield. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7dwarf — [adj] miniature, tiny baby, diminutive, low, petite, pocket, small, undersized; concept 773 Ant. big, giant, huge, large dwarf [n] very small person bantam, dwarfling, homunculus, Lilliputian*, midget, Tom Thumb*; concept 424 Ant. giant dwarf …

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  • 8dwarf — ► NOUN (pl. dwarfs or dwarves) 1) a member of a mythical race of short, stocky human like creatures. 2) an abnormally small person. 3) (before another noun ) (of an animal or plant) much smaller than is usual for its type or species. 4) (also… …

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  • 9Dwarf — Dwarf, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dwarfed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dwarfing}.] To hinder from growing to the natural size; to make or keep small; to stunt. Addison. [1913 Webster] Even the most common moral ideas and affections . . . would be stunted and… …

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  • 10dwarf — dwarf. См. нанизм. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 11dwarf — index lessen, minimize Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 12dwarf — O.E. dweorh, dweorg (W.Saxon), duerg (Mercian), very short human being, from P.Gmc. *dweraz (Cf. O.Fris. dwerch, O.S. dwerg, O.H.G. twerg, Ger. Zwerg, O.N. dvergr), perhaps from PIE *dhwergwhos something tiny, but with no established cognates… …

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  • 13dwarf — The traditional plural in BrE is dwarfs, although dwarves is increasingly found, perhaps under the influence of J. R. R. Tolkien, who used it regularly. In general use meaning ‘a person of abnormally small stature’, alternative terms such as… …

    Modern English usage

  • 14DWARF — For other uses, see Dwarf (disambiguation). DWARF is a widely used, standardized debugging data format. DWARF was originally designed along with Executable and Linkable Format (ELF), although it is independent of object file formats.[1] The name… …

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  • 15dwarf — dwarflike, adj. dwarfness, n. /dwawrf/, n., pl. dwarfs, dwarves, adj., v. n. 1. a person of abnormally small stature owing to a pathological condition, esp. one suffering from cretinism or some other disease that produces disproportion or… …

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  • 16dwarf — dwarf1 [dwo:f US dwo:rf] n plural dwarfs or dwarves [: Old English; Origin: dweorg] 1.) an imaginary creature that looks like a small man ▪ Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. 2.) a person who is a dwarf has not continued to grow to the normal… …

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  • 17dwarf — [[t]dwɔ͟ː(r)f[/t]] dwarves, dwarfs, dwarfing, dwarfed (The spellings dwarves or dwarfs are used for the plural form of the noun.) 1) VERB If one person or thing is dwarfed by another, the second is so much bigger than the first that it makes them …

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  • 18dwarf — [[t]dwɔrf[/t]] n. pl. dwarfs, dwarves, adj. v. 1) pat a person of abnormally small stature owing to a pathological condition, esp. a condition that produces short limbs or anatomical deformation 2) bot zool. an animal or plant much smaller than… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19dwarf — dwarf1 [ dwɔrf ] (plural dwarves [ dwɔrvz ] or dwarfs) noun count 1. ) an imaginary creature in children s stories that looks like a very small old man 2. ) OLD FASHIONED an offensive word for a person affected with the medical condition of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20dwarf — I UK [dwɔː(r)f] / US [dwɔrf] noun [countable] Word forms dwarf : singular dwarf plural dwarves UK [dwɔː(r)vz] / US [dwɔrvz] or dwarfs 1) an imaginary creature in children s stories that looks like a very small old man 2) old fashioned an… …

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