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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
small /smɔ:l/
  • tính từ
    • nhỏ, bé, chật
      • small rain: mưa nhỏ
      • small shopkeeper: tiểu chủ
      • the coat is too small for me: cái áo bành tô đối với tôi chật quá
    • nhỏ, yếu
      • small voice: giọng nhỏ yếu
    • nhẹ, loãng
      • this beer is very small: loại bia này rất nhẹ
    • ít, không nhiều
      • to have small German: biết ít tiếng Đức
      • there was no small excitement about it: đâu đâu cũng nhộn nhịp hẳn lên về vấn đề đó
    • nhỏ mọn, không quan trọng
      • the small worries of life: những điều khó chịu nhỏ mọn của cuộc sống
      • small matter: việc không quan trọng
    • nghèo hèn, khốn khổ, nghèo khổ
      • great and small: giàu cũng như nghèo
    • nhỏ nhen, bần tiện, đê tiện, ti tiện, thấp hèn, tầm thường
      • I call it small of him to remind me of: hắn nhắc tôi việc đó thì tôi cho hắn là bần tiện
    • to feel (look) small
      • thấy tủi, thấy nhục nhã
    • the still small voice
      • (xem) still
  • danh từ
    • phần nhỏ nhất, quãng bé nhất (của vật gì)
      • the small of the back: chỗ thắt lưng
    • (số nhiều) kỳ thi đấu (trong ba kỳ thi để lấy bằng tú tài văn chương ở Oc-phớt)
    • (số nhiều) (thông tục) đồ lặt vặt (đưa đi giặt là)
    • phó từ
      • nhỏ, nhỏ bé
        • to talk small: nói nhỏ
      • to sing small
        • (xem) sing
    Concise Dictionary
    +the slender part of the back
    +a garment size for a small person
    +limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    +limited in size or scope
    +low or inferior in station or quality
    +(of children and animals) young, immature
    +not large but sufficient in size or amount
    +(of a voice) faint
    +slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope
    +made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)
    +have fine or very small constituent particles
    +on a small scale
    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 little, tiny, short, diminutive, petite, mignon(ne), wee, teeny, elfin, Lilliputian, midget, miniature, minute, minuscule, baby, bantam, pocket(-sized), mini; undersized, immature, young, under age; Colloq pint-sized, US peewee:
    She was once small enough to fit into a size 7. When I was very small, my father took me to my first cricket match
    2 slight, secondary, insignificant, trivial, inconsequential, lesser, puny, negligible, minor, trifling, unimportant, paltry, nugatory:
    The opinions of other people were not of the smallest importance to him
    3 unimaginative, shallow, unoriginal, mundane, everyday, limited, unprofound, uninspired, commonplace, matter-of-fact, flat, two-dimensional:
    With their small minds they were incapable of fully appreciating the scope of the project
    4 skimpy, niggardly, stingy, uncharitable, ungenerous, scanty, meagre, cheap, petty, parsimonious, grudging, stinting, selfish, miserly, tight, tight-fisted, close-fisted, close; poor, insignificant, inadequate, insufficient, unsatisfactory, negligible, trifling, humble, small-scale, modest, unpretentious, Colloq piddling, measly:
    With all your money, it was very small of you not to contribute more to the scholarship fund. We all thought their cheque was too small.
    5 insignificant, limited, negligible, trifling, tiny; little, minor, diminished, reduced, slight:
    Only a small number of people came to the opening night. It was small consolation to be told that he had come a good second
    6 feel small. feel embarrassed or ashamed or shamed or humiliated or foolish, feel discomfited or disconcerted or uncomfortable, feel mortified or chagrined, Colloq feel put down:
    Doreen always managed to make some remark that made Andrew feel small.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    adjective, adverb, noun
    + adjective (smaller, smallest)
    not large
    1 not large in size, number, degree, amount, etc: a small house / town / car / man + A much smaller number of students passed than I had expected. + They're having a relatively small wedding. + a small claims court (= for legal claims for small amounts of money) + That dress is too small for you. + 'I don't agree,' he said in a small (= quiet) voice.
    2 (abbreviation S) used to describe one size in a range of sizes of clothes, food, products used in the house, etc: small, medium, large + This is too big-have you got a small one?
    3 not as big as sth else of the same kind: the small intestine
    4 young: They have three small children. + We travelled around a lot when I was small. + As a small boy he had spent most of his time with his grandparents.
    not important
    5 slight; not important: I made only a few small changes to the report. + She noticed several small errors in his work. + Everything had been planned down to the smallest detail. + It was no small achievement getting her to agree to the deal. + Don't worry. It's only a small problem.
    6 [usually before noun] not doing business on a very large scale: a small farmer / shopkeeper + The government is planning to give more help to small businesses.
    7 [usually before noun] not written or printed as CAPITALS: Should I write 'god' with a small 'g' or a capital? + She's a socialist with a small 's' (= she believes in socialist ideas but is not a member of a socialist party).
    not much
    8 [only before noun] (used with uncountable nouns) little; not much: The government has small cause for optimism. + They have small hope of succeeding.
    smallness noun [U]
    Idioms: be grateful / thankful for small mercies to be happy that a situation that is bad is not as bad as it could have been: Well, at least you weren't hurt. I suppose we should be grateful for small mercies.
    it's a small world (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
    look / feel small to look or feel stupid, weak, ashamed, etc: There's no need to make me look small in front of all these people. + I felt really small when I realized how much time he'd spent on it.
    more at BIG adj., GREAT adj., HOUR, STILL adj., SWEAT v., WAY n., WONDER n.
    + adverb (smaller, smallest)
    1 into small pieces: Chop the cabbage up small.
    2 in a small size: You can fit it all in if you write very small.
    + noun
    1 the ~ of the / sb's back [sing.] the lower part of the back where it curves in: He felt a sharp pain in the small of his back.
    2 (smalls) [pl.] (old-fashioned, BrE, informal) small items of clothing, especially underwear
    small / little
    These adjectives are frequently used with the following nouns: small ~ little ~
    number girl
    group smile
    children man
    business things
    house boys
    Small is the most usual opposite of big or large. It can be used in the comparative and superlative and with adverbs such as rather, quite, fairly and pretty: Our house is smaller than yours but I think the kitchen is bigger. + The town is pretty small.
    Little is usually used to show how you feel about a person or a thing, and especially after other adjectives such as ugly, nice, cute, etc: a cute little baby + You poor little thing! It can also show that you think a person or thing is not important:
    You'll just feel a little sting - it won't hurt. + a dreadful little man (BrE). Note that it is usually only used before a noun and that it is rarely used in the comparative and superlative.

    Little is also used with proper names: Little Italy is an area of New York where many Italians live.
    Collocation Dictionary


    be, feel, look, seem | become, get, grow
    The gap seemed to be getting smaller. The kite grew smaller and smaller and finally disappeared altogether.
    | remain, stay
    Choose plants that will stay quite small.


    extremely, really, terribly, very | a bit, fairly, pretty, quite, rather, relatively


    My coat was rather small for Bob.

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