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dwarf

noun

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1 a living thing much smaller than others of its kind
  • Shetland ponies are the dwarfs of the horse world

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2 an imaginary being usually having a small human form and magical powers
  • Snow White and the seven dwarfs

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3 a person of no importance or influence
  • it would be ridiculous to compare the two sculptors—one's a giant of the art world and the other's a dwarf

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dwarf

verb

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to hold back the normal growth of
  • shrubs dwarfed by the lack of water

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dwarf

adjective

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The first known use of dwarf was in the 14th century

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“Dwarf.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dwarf. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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