lilliputian lilliputian  /ˌlɪ lə ˈpju ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a very small person (resembling a Lilliputian)
  2. (n) a 6-inch tall inhabitant of Lilliput in a novel by Jonathan Swift
  3. (adj) tiny; relating to or characteristic of the imaginary country of Lilliput
  4. (adj) very small
  5. (adj) (informal) small and of little importance

Usage(s):

  1. At Nottingham, that was practically lilliputian compared to most of the competition.
  2. Carpenter Merton Hankins, the lilliputian gunner, was arrested.
  3. Under pressure from international sanctions, nearly every sector of the North's lilliputian economy contracted, with new construction plummeting 11.

News

  • Solar robot gets an optimized makeover

    The jury’s still out on the   Qbotix  solar tracking system, the one that uses a robot that runs along on what looks like a Lilliputian monorail to adjust the panels so they’re getting maximum sun exposure. read more        
    on July 12, 2013     Source: TG Daily

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