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
- Things that are small are little. Children, lower-case letters, lady bugs, and thumb tacks are all small.
- 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
2. a small farmer
3. That dress is too small for you.
4. This is too big—have you got a small one?
5. They have three small children.
6. I made only a few small changes to the report.
7. a small farmer
8. They have small hope of succeeding.
- 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).