- adj. 小的；年幼的；少的；不重要的；小气的
- adv. 小地；小块地；小声地
- n. 狭小部分；(pl.)零星物品；(pl.)小件衣服
- 小的,少的 not large in size, degree, number, value, etc.
- [A] 年幼的,幼小的 young
- [A] 小规模的,小范围的 not doing things on a large scale
- 不重要的,微不足道的,微小的 unimportant; trivial; slight
- [A] 小气的,心胸狭窄的 having a mean and petty attitude
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;
"a little dining room"
"a little house"
"a small car"
"a little (or small) group"
limited in size or scope;
"a small business"
"a newspaper with a modest circulation"
"a pocket-size country"
(of children and animals) young, immature;
"what a big little boy you are"
slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope;
"a series of death struggles with small time in between"
low or inferior in station or quality;
"a humble cottage"
"a lowly parish priest"
"a modest man of the people"
"e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters"
(of a voice) faint;
"a little voice"
"a still small voice"
have fine or very small constituent particles;
"a small misty rain"
not large but sufficient in size or amount;
"a modest salary"
"helped in my own small way"
made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth);
"her comments made me feel small"
on a small scale;
- This coat is too small for me.
- I need to buy a small transistor radio.
- The penalty clause was hidden in the small print.
- She was born in Dominica in the Caribbean and came to Britain as a small child.
- I can't get by on such a small salary.
- His words had a small part in her decision making.
- He played a small part in the play.
- It's such a small point that it's hardly worth talking about.
- Many black slaves were flogged to death for quite a small fault.
- It is small of her to wish for payment.
- He writes so small I can't read it.
- He came in，and spoke small to his hatchet men.
- He felt a sharp pain in the small of his back.
- The small room is thick with audience.
- People in far northern countries sometimes form small houses out of bricks of ice.
- The story took place in a faraway small village.
- The pupils were formed into four small groups.
- The sturdy footbridge would easily support the weight of a small truck.
- The small pocket dictionary was expanded into a full-sized one.
- In sampling, we choose a small number of items which we think are typical of the whole and examine the sample.
- The bad weather is responsible for the small attendance.
- There was only a small number of people there.
- A ragged shout went up from the small crowd.
- Would a small child know about it?
- I lived in the countryside when I was small.
- A mouse is a small animal.
- You should not be so fearful of those small flying insects. They are not harmful.
- My father was a small shopkeeper.
- He is a small businessman.
- Only a small man would behave so badly.
- He is a man of no small curiosity.
- Don't bother him with that small matter.
- There are times when even the smallest mistake will make him lose his rag.
- There are only small differences between the two translations.
- They took their seats at the small round table.
- His father is a weak small spare old man.
- He runs a small retail shop.
- A snail is a small plant-eating creature with a soft body.
- My influence over her is small, so she won't do as I say.
- Our income has got smaller, so we must be realistic and give up our car.
- He is small but sturdy.
- Her features are small and regular.
- This hat is too small for me.
- The boy is small for his age.
- The pitch is too small to play football on.
- The hat is too small to serve.
- It is small of her to wish for payment.
- He criticized her in front of her colleagues and made her face very small.
- a small fortune
许多钱 a lot of money
- (be) grateful〔thankful〕 for small mercies
庆幸已很糟糕的情况并未更糟 relieved that a bad situation is not worse
- great and small
贫富强弱,贵贱高低等 rich and poor, powerful and weak, etc.
- in a small way
小规模 on a small scale
- it's a small world
世界可真小 one is likely to meet, or hear about, one knows however distantly wherever one goes
- look〔feel〕 small
感到羞愧 be humiliated
- small beer
重要性或价值不大的人或事物 person or thing of no great importance or value
- small fry〔potatoes〕
(被认为)不重要的人或事物 people or thing thought to be unimportant
- small talk
闲谈,聊天 light conversation on unimportant or non-serious subjects
- small wonder
不太出奇 it is hardly surprising
- the small hours
午夜刚过的一段时间 period of time soon after midnight
- the small print
法律文件、契约等中常用小号字体印刷的部分 the parts of a legal document, contract, etc. which are often printed in a small type and contain important details that are easy to overlook
- the still small voice
良心的呼唤,是非感 a person's sense of right and wrong
- small animal 小动物
- small arms 轻武器
- small audience 少数听众
- small beer 微不足道的人〔东西〕
- small businesses 小公司
- small change 零钱,小额硬币
- small children 幼儿
- small company 小公司
- small enterprise 小企业
- small farmer 小农场主
- small fault 小错
- small fortune 一大笔钱
- small hours 凌晨时分
- small house 小房子
- small inconvenience 没造成什么不便
- small intestine 小肠
- small job 低微的工作
- small man 矮人
- small matter 小事
- small mistake 小小的错误
- small number 数量小
- small part 一个小角色
- small room 一间小屋
- small screen 小银幕
- small shopkeeper 小店主
- small smile 微笑
- small talk 闲聊
- small town 小镇
- small trader 小商人
Like an hour-glass, exceedingly small in the waist.出自： T. Moore
- small可指体积、程度、数量、价值、力量、重要性等的“小的,少的”; 也可指“幼小的,年幼的”,在句中用作定语。
- small表示“小规模的,小范围的”“小气的,心胸狭窄的”,通常用作定语; 表示“些微的,几乎没有的”,与不可数名词连用,通常用作定语。
- small, little, tiny
- little和small在修饰物时,前者着重数量不多、少; 后者侧重于程度和尺寸的大小。little和small用来修饰人时,前者侧重于因年龄小而使身形娇小,后者则侧重于指比一般人身材矮小,含有比较的意味。另外, little还含有一种small所没有的感情色彩,往往含有“小得可爱”“小得可怜”等意思。tiny比little和small更强调小,含有“微不足道”的意思。例如:
- There is little gasoline left in the tank.油箱里没有多少汽油了。
- The boy is small for his age.这男孩身材小得同年龄不相称。
- He lived in a tiny cottage all by himself.他一人住在一间很小的茅屋里。