“Midget” (etymology from midge, Old English mygg, mycg “gnat,” a small biting sand fly) 1. (noun) Term for a person of unusually short stature that is considered by some to be pejorative. 2. (adjective) Used affectionately to describe small / compact things, including several brands of automobiles, classes of sailing boats, animals, appliances as well as household items.
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.
“The specimen is a very dwarf form of the plant.”
“It is possible to grow the plants as dwarf as one desires.”
To render (much) smaller, turn into a dwarf (version).
To make appear (much) smaller, puny, tiny.
“The newly-built skyscraper dwarfs all older buildings in the downtown skyline.”
To make appear insignificant.
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“Bach dwarfs all other composers.”
To become (much) smaller.
To hinder from growing to the natural size; to make or keep small; to stunt.
A little sandfly.
“Although tiny and just two-winged, midgets can bite you till you itch all over your unprotected skin.”
Any small swarming insect similar to the mosquito; a midge
A normally proportioned person with small stature, usually defined as reaching an adult height less than 4’10”. from later 19th c.
Any short person.
A small version of something; miniature.
“the midget pony”
(in folklore or fantasy literature) a member of a mythical race of short, stocky humanlike creatures who are generally skilled in mining and metalworking.
a person who is of unusually or abnormally small stature because of a medical condition; a person affected by dwarfism.
a very short person.
denoting something, especially an animal or plant, that is much smaller than the usual size for its type or species
“a dwarf conifer”
a star of relatively small size and low luminosity, including the majority of main sequence stars.
cause to seem small or insignificant in comparison
“the buildings surround and dwarf All Saints church”
stunt the growth or development of
“the insurance industry is still battling with a number of challenges that have dwarfed its growth”