Dwarf - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dwɔːrf|  American pronunciation of the word dwarf
Brit.  |dwɔːf|  British pronunciation of the word dwarf

noun

- a person who is markedly small (syn: midget, nanus)
- a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure (syn: gnome)
- a plant or animal that is atypically small

verb

- make appear small by comparison(syn: overshadow, shadow)
- check the growth of

Examples

...Shetland ponies are the dwarfs of the horse world....

...Snow White and the seven dwarfs....

...shrubs dwarfed by the lack of water...

There was an immense chandelier suspended in each of these rooms dwarfing the apartments.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

The cathedral is dwarfed by the surrounding skyscrapers.

This year's debt dwarfs that of last year

the lack of sunlight dwarfed these pines

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: dwarf
he/she/it: dwarfs
present participle: dwarfing
past tense: dwarfed
past participle: dwarfed
noun
singular: dwarf
plural: dwarves or dwarfs
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