dwarf dwarf  /d ˈwɔrf/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who is markedly small
  2. (n) a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure
  3. (n) a plant or animal that is atypically small
  4. (v) make appear small by comparison
  5. (v) check the growth of

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The little dwarf star flares up.
  2. Novella Carpenter raises dwarf goats and chickens at her home in Oakland, Calif.
  3. Novella Carpenter who lives in Oakland, California with dwarf goats.

News

  1. 2013 World Dwarf Games to be held at MSU

    The World Dwarf Games are returning to East Lansing on Aug. 3-10, 30 years after they were launched on Michigan State's campus.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: DeWitt-Bath Review

  2. World Dwarf Games will be held at MSU

    The World Dwarf Games are returning to East Lansing on Aug. 3-10, 30 years after they were launched on Michigan State's campus. More than 400 athletes from 23 nations and every U.S. state are slated to compete in the games, held every four years. It will be the largest sporting event exclusively for athletes with dwarfism ever.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  3. Marc Jacobs Called Cara Delevingne a 'Dwarf' Once, 'Love' Magazine's Furry Guest Editor,and More!

    (Getty Images) Stylist Katie Grand reminisced about that time Marc Jacobs called Cara Delevingne a dwarf. (Wait, what?) "I was trying to get her in the show, but it was the show in which everyone was very tall and very long. I remember Marc looking at me and saying, ‘Why is that dwarf in here?’, and me being devastated...I apologized to her afterwards.” Delevingne is 5'9, btw. [The Independent ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: StyleBistro

Quotes

  1. In New York, Ban warned of an "outbreak of infectious diseases that could dwarf today's crisis."
    on May 12, 2008 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  2. "Just to say to Mumbai, all of you who helped us make the film and all of those of you who didn't, thank you very much. You dwarf even this guy," director Danny Boyle said, holding up his Oscar.
    on Feb 22, 2009 By: Danny Boyle Source: FOXNews

  3. "If we can get that done, that's going to dwarf anything you see now," said Top Rank promoter Bob Arum. "That's going to be a monster."
    on Jun 8, 2006 By: Bob Arum Source: 940 News

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