Definitions for DWARFdwɔrf
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dwarf, midget, nanus(noun)
a person who is markedly small
a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure
a plant or animal that is atypically small
shadow, overshadow, dwarf(verb)
make appear small by comparison
"This year's debt dwarfs that of last year"
check the growth of
"the lack of sunlight dwarfed these pines"
A creature from (especially Scandinavian and other Germanic) folklore, usually depicted as having supernatural powers and being skilled in metalworking. Sometimes pluralized dwarves, especially in modern fantasy literature.
A person with short stature, often one whose limbs are disproportionately small in relation to the body as compared with normal adults, usually as the result of a genetic condition.
An animal, plant or other thing much smaller than the usual of its sort.
A star of relatively small size.
To render (much) smaller, turn into a dwarf (version)
To make appear (much) smaller, puny, tiny
The newly-built skyscraper dwarfs all older buildings in the downtown skyline.
To make appear insignificant
Bach dwarfs all other composers.
To become (much) smaller
Origin: Via dwerf (variously spelt dwerf, dwergh and many other ways), from dweorg (variously dweorg, dweorh, duerg before 900), from dwergaz, cognate with Old High German twerc (German Zwerg), Old Norse dvergr (Swedish dvärg), Old Frisian dwirg, Middle Low German dwerch, dwarch, twerg (Low German Dwarg, Dwarch), Middle Dutch dwerch, dworch (Dutch dwerg). The Germanic word is perhaps from a dhu̯er- "harm, deceive"; compare Sanskrit dhvárati ("he bends, hurts"), dhvarás ("class of female demons").
an animal or plant which is much below the ordinary size of its species or kind; especially, a diminutive human being
to hinder from growing to the natural size; to make or keep small; to stunt
to become small; to diminish in size
In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Dwarves are a race inhabiting the world of Arda, a fictional prehistoric Earth which includes the continent Middle-earth. They appear in his books The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and the posthumously published The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle-earth series, the last three edited by his son and literary executor Christopher Tolkien.
Translations for DWARF
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- ка́рлік, гномBelarusian
- джу́дже, гном, джудже, мъниче, дребенBulgarian
- korrigan, korrBreton
- nan, nano, nanaCatalan, Valencian
- trpaslík, skřítek, pidimužík, permoníkCzech
- Zwerg-, zwergenhaft, Zwerg, Zwergin, schrumpfen, ZwergsternGerman
- plietiĝi, malgrandiĝi, nano, naninoEsperanto
- jättää, kääpiö, varjoFinnish
- rapetisser, nain, naine, nanifier, écraser, se nanifier, naniser, éclipserFrench
- fo-phlanaid, luspardan, troichScottish Gaelic
- anano, ananaGalician
- נַנָּס, גַמָּדִיHebrew
- nano, nanaItalian
- 矮人, チビ, 小人, 侏儒, ドワーフJapanese
- nānus, pumilio, pumilo, nanaLatin
- ZwakLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- punduris, pundurzvaigzne, rūķisLatvian
- кепец, џуџе, фрла во сенка, џуџест, џу́џеMacedonian
- одой хүнMongolian
- verschrompelen, dwerg, dwergsterDutch
- dvergNorwegian Nynorsk
- dverg, dverg-Norwegian
- karzeł, krasnoludek, krasnolud, karłowatyPolish
- nanico, anão, anã, sobrepujarPortuguese
- minimiza, pitic, prichindel, minusculRomanian
- карликовый, ка́рлица, гном, лилипу́т, ка́рликRussian
- patuljak, патуљакSerbo-Croatian
- škrat, palčica, pritlikavec, pritlikavka, pritlikav, škratica, palčekSlovene
- krympa, reducera, dvärg, förminskaSwedish
- гном, ка́рликUkrainian
- người lùnVietnamese
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