small 英 [smɔ:l]   美 [smɔl]

small

small  英 [smɔ:l] 美 [smɔl]

adj. 少的,小的;微弱的;几乎没有的;不重要的  adv. 小小地;卑鄙地  n. 小件物品; 

名词复数:smalls  比较级:smaller  最高级:smallest 

a small house/town/car/man 小房子;小镇;小型汽车;小个子男人
a small farmer 小农场主

  • Things that are small are little. Children, lower-case letters, lady bugs, and thumb tacks are all small.
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  • adj. 少的,小的;微弱的;几乎没有的;不重要的
  • adv. 小小地;卑鄙地
  • n. 小件物品;
  • 1. a small house/town/car/man

    小房子;小镇;小型汽车;小个子男人

  • 2. a small farmer

    小农场主

  • 3. That dress is too small for you.

    那件连衣裙你穿太小。

  • 4. This is too big—have you got a small one?

    这个太大了,有没有小的?

  • 5. They have three small children.

    他们有三个年幼的孩子。

  • 6. I made only a few small changes to the report.

    我对报告只做了几处小改动。

  • 7. a small farmer

    小农场主

  • 8. They have small hope of succeeding.

    他们成功的希望不大。

  • small (adj.) Old English smæl "thin, slender, narrow; fine," from Proto-Germanic *smal- "small animal; small" (source also of Old Saxon, Danish, Swedish, Middle Dutch, Dutch, Old High German smal, Old Frisian smel, German schmal "narrow, slender," Gothic smalista "smallest," Old Norse smali "small cattle, sheep"), perhaps from a PIE root *(s)melo- "smaller animal" (source also of Greek melon, Old Irish mil "a small animal;" Old Church Slavonic malu "bad"). Original sense of "narrow" now almost obsolete, except in reference to waistline and intestines.
  • small (n.) early 13c., "small person or animal," from small (adj.). From c. 1300 as "persons of low rank" (opposed to great); late 15c. as "the small part" of something (such as small of the back, 1530s).
small / smɔːl ; NAmE smɔːl / adjective , adverb , noun small smalls smaller smallest adjective ( small·er , small·est ) not large 1 not large in size, number, degree, amount, etc. (尺寸、数量、程度等)小的 a small house/town/car/man 小房子;小镇;小型汽车;小个子男人 A much smaller number of students passed than I had expected. 通过考试的学生比我预计的少得多。 They're having a relatively small wedding. 他们的婚礼不准备大办。 That dress is too small for you. 那件连衣裙你穿太小。 ‘I don't agree,’ he said in a small (= quiet)voice. “我不同意。”他小声说。 2 ( abbr.S ) used to describe one size in a range of sizes of clothes, food, products used in the house, etc. (服装、食品、家庭用品等)小号的,小型的 small, medium, large 小号、中号、大号 This is too big—have you got a small one? 这个太大了,有没有小的? 3 not as big as sth else of the same kind (同类事物中)小的 the small intestine 小肠 young 年幼 4 young 年幼的;幼小的 They have three small children. 他们有三个年幼的孩子。 We travelled around a lot when I was small. 我小的时候,我们时常四处旅行。 As a small boy he had spent most of his time with his grandparents. 他幼年时多半时间是跟爷爷奶奶在一起。 not important 不重要 5 slight; not important 些微的;不重要的 I made only a few small changes to the report. 我对报告只做了几处小改动。 She noticed several small errors in his work. 她注意到他作业中有几处小错。 Everything had been planned down to the smallest detail. 一切都已做了细致入微的安排。 It was no smallachievement getting her to agree to the deal. 能让她同意那笔交易可是个不小的成就。 business 企业 6 [usually before noun ] not doing business on a very large scale 小规模的 a small farmer 小农场主 The government is planning to give more help to small businesses. 政府正计划给予小企业更多帮助。 letters 字母 7 [usually before noun ] not written or printed as capitals 小写的 Should I write ‘god’ with a small‘g’ or a capital? *god 里面的字母 g,我该写成小写还是大写? She's a socialist with a small‘s’ (= she has socialistideas but is not a member of a socialistparty). 她信仰社会主义,但不是社会党人。 not much 8 [only before noun ] ( used with uncountable nouns 与不可数名词连用 ) little; not much 极少的;不多的 The government has small cause for optimism. 几乎没有什么可以使政府感到乐观的。 They have small hope of succeeding. 他们成功的希望不大。 small·ness / smɔːlnəs ; NAmE smɔːlnəs / noun [uncountable ] IDIOMS be grateful/thankful for small ˈmercies to be happy that a situation that is bad is not as bad as it could have been 为情况不太坏而庆幸 Well, at least you weren't hurt. I suppose we should be grateful for small mercies. 嗨,至少你没受伤。我想这就该让我们知足了。 it's a ˌsmall ˈworld ( saying) used to express your surprise when you meet sb you know in an unexpected place, or when you are talking to sb and find out that you both know the same person (意外遇见某人或发现对方也认识某人时表示惊讶)世界真小 look/feel ˈsmall to look or feel stupid, weak, ashamed, etc. 显得(或感觉)矮人一截;愧不如人 more at big adj. , great adj. , hour , still adj. , sweat v. , way n. , wonder n. adverb ( small·er , small·est ) 1 into small pieces 成为小块 Chop the cabbage up small. 把卷心菜剁碎。 2 in a small size 小小地 You can fit it all in if you write very small. 你字写小点,就可以全部填进去。 noun 1 the ~ of the/sb's back [singular ] the lower part of the back where it curves in 后腰 2 smalls [plural ] ( old-fashioned) ( BrE informal) small items of clothing, especially underwear 小件衣服(尤指内衣) small / smɔːl ; NAmE smɔːl / small·ness / smɔːlnəs ; NAmE smɔːlnəs /
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