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Meaning of DWARF

Pronunciation:  dworf

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure
  2. [n]  a person who is abnormally small
  3. [adj]  atypically small; "dwarf tree"; "dwarf star"
  4. [v]  cast a shadow

DWARF is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dwarfish, gnome, little, midget, nanus, overshadow, shadow, small
 See Also: Andvari, command, dominate, faerie, faery, fairy, hypoplastic dwarf, Nibelung, normal dwarf, overlook, overtop, primordial dwarf, small person, sprite, true dwarf



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.]
    An animal or plant which is much below the ordinary size of
    its species or kind; especially, a diminutive human being.
    Note: During the Middle Ages dwarfs as well as fools shared
          the favor of courts and the nobility.
    Note: Dwarf is used adjectively in reference to anything much
          below the usual or normal size; as, dwarf tree; dwarf
    {Dwarf elder} (Bot.), danewort.
    {Dwarf wall} (Arch.), a low wall, not as high as the story of
       a building, often used as a garden wall or fence. --Gwilt.
  2. \Dwarf\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dwarfed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To hinder from growing to the natural size; to make or keep
    small; to stunt. --Addison.
          Even the most common moral ideas and affections . . .
          would be stunted and dwarfed, if cut off from a
          spiritual background.                    --J. C.
  3. \Dwarf\, v. i.
    To become small; to diminish in size.
          Strange power of the world that, the moment we enter
          it, our great conceptions dwarf.         --Beaconsfield.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a dwarf in your dream, suggests that you are well-grounded and connected to nature and the earth. Alternatively, a dwarf may mean an aspect of yourself that is not fully developed or has been repressed. You may be feeling inferior or insignificant.
Easton Bible Dictionary

a lean or emaciated person (Lev. 21:20).

Thesaurus Terms
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