bantam, diminutive, lilliputian, midget, petite, tiny, flyspeck(adj)
"diminutive in stature"; "a lilliputian chest of drawers"; "her petite figure"; "tiny feet"; "the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy"
Origin: From tine, tyne + -y. Perhaps from tine.
very small; little; puny
Tiny was a British cyclecar manufactured by Nanson, Barker & Co at Esholt, Yorkshire between 1912 and 1915. The first car, the 8 hp, produced in 1912 was powered by an air-cooled JAP V-twin engine, three-speed gearbox and chain drive. Unlike many cyclecars a differential was fitted to the rear axle. The two-seater bodywork was in aluminium with a wheelbase of 96 inches and the range included a van. Springing was half-elliptical springs front and rear and braking was by external bands on the rear wheels. The car cost about £100 and was claimed to be capable of 50 mph. It was exhibited at the 1912 London Motor Cycle show. In 1913 the engine was replaced by a water-cooled Precision, V twin of 964 cc. There were other improvements including changing the brakes to internal expanding and replacing the chain with shaft drive. The price rose to £135. Just before the outbreak of war, in mid 1914, came the final Tiny called the 10/15. This one was a proper light car and had a four-cylinder Dorman engine of 1177 cc. It cost £157. It is uncertain how many Tinys were made but output was small. After World War I, the same company produced cars under Airedale brand.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tī′ni, adj. (comp. Tī′nier, superl. Tī′niest) thin: very small. [Prob. teen, and therefore 'fretful,' 'peevish.']
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'TINY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1953
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'TINY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1784
Rank popularity for the word 'TINY' in Adjectives Frequency: #241
The numerical value of TINY in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of TINY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies with in us.
I think I'm a tiny bit like Harry 'cos I'd like to have an owl. Yeah, that's the tiny bit, actually.
When he was born he was so tiny, it was like, 'Oh wow, can a baby even survive outside the womb this early?'.
Quantum dots require a tiny amount of energy to operate, whenever you have a material that gives off a very bright pure light with a tiny amount of energy, people start getting excited.
Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean anything.
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- دقيق, صغيرArabic
- minúsculCatalan, Valencian
- maličký, malinkýCzech
- mân, pitw, bachWelsh
- pequeñito, minúsculo, diminutoSpanish
- ریز, خرد, کوچولوPersian
- mean, meanbh, mionScottish Gaelic
- փոքրիկ, պստիկ, պստլիկArmenian
- ìmùlimu, kịrịkịrịIgbo
- minuscolo, piccoloItalian
- ちっぽけ, 小っちゃい, 微小Japanese
- малечок, малецокMacedonian
- klein, minuscuulDutch
- malutki, tyciPolish
- pequeno, minúsculoPortuguese
- minuscul, micuțRomanian
- крошечный, крохотный, малюсенькийRussian
- küçük, minikTurkish
- vemo smalikVolapük
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