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Dwarf vs. Giant

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  • Dwarf (noun)

    Any member of a race of beings from (especially Scandinavian and other Germanic) folklore, usually depicted as having some sort of supernatural powers and being skilled in crafting and metalworking, often as short with long beards, and sometimes as clashing with elves.

  • Dwarf (noun)

    A person of 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.

    "midget|pygmy q|imprecise"

    "ettin|giant"

  • Dwarf (noun)

    An animal, plant or other thing much smaller than the usual of its sort.

    "runt"

    "dwarf tree"

    "dwarf honeysuckle"

  • Dwarf (noun)

    A star of relatively small size.

  • Dwarf (adjective)

    Miniature.

    "The specimen is a very dwarf form of the plant."

    "It is possible to grow the plants as dwarf as one desires."

  • Dwarf (verb)

    To render (much) smaller, turn into a dwarf (version).

    "miniaturize|shrink"

  • Dwarf (verb)

    To make appear (much) smaller, puny, tiny.

    "The newly-built skyscraper dwarfs all older buildings in the downtown skyline."

  • Dwarf (verb)

    To make appear insignificant.

    "eclipse|overshadow|outshadow|outshine|outdo|put to shame|upstage|surpass|outmatch|outstrip"

    "Bach dwarfs all other composers."

  • Dwarf (verb)

    To become (much) smaller.

    "shrink"

  • Dwarf (verb)

    To hinder from growing to the natural size; to make or keep small; to stunt.

  • Giant (noun)

    A mythical human of very great size.

  • Giant (noun)

    Specifically, any of the gigantes, the race of giants in the Greek mythology.

  • Giant (noun)

    A very tall person.

  • Giant (noun)

    A tall species of a particular animal or plant.

  • Giant (noun)

    A star that is considerably more luminous than a main sequence star of the same temperature (e.g. red giant, blue giant).

  • Giant (noun)

    An Ethernet packet that exceeds the medium's maximum packet size of 1,518 bytes.

  • Giant (noun)

    A very large organisation.

    "The retail giant is set to acquire two more struggling high-street chains."

  • Giant (noun)

    A person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or intellectual.

  • Giant (noun)

    jotun

  • Giant (adjective)

    Very large.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Dwarf (noun)

    An animal or plant which is much below the ordinary size of its species or kind.

  • Dwarf (noun)

    A diminutive human being, small in stature due to a pathological condition which causes a distortion of the proportions of body parts to each other, such as the limbs, torso, and head. A person of unusually small height who has normal body proportions is usually called a midget.

  • Dwarf (noun)

    A small, usually misshapen person, typically a man, who may have magical powers; mythical dwarves were often depicted as living underground in caves.

  • Dwarf

    To hinder from growing to the natural size; to make or keep small; to stunt.

  • Dwarf (verb)

    To become small; to diminish in size.

  • Giant (noun)

    A man of extraordinari bulk and stature.

  • Giant (noun)

    A person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or intellectual.

  • Giant (noun)

    Any animal, plant, or thing, of extraordinary size or power.

  • Giant (adjective)

    Like a giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as, giant brothers; a giant son.

Webster Dictionary
  • Dwarf (noun)

    a person who is abnormally small

  • Dwarf (noun)

    a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure

  • Dwarf (verb)

    make appear small by comparison;

    "This year's debt dwarves that of last year"

  • Dwarf (verb)

    check the growth of;

    "the lack of sunlight dwarfed these pines"

  • Giant (noun)

    any creature of exceptional size

  • Giant (noun)

    a person of exceptional importance and reputation

  • Giant (noun)

    an unusually large enterprise;

    "Walton built a retail giant"

  • Giant (noun)

    a very large person; impressive in size or qualities

  • Giant (noun)

    someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful

  • Giant (noun)

    an imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength; appears in folklore and fair tales

  • Giant (noun)

    a very bright star of large diameter and low density (relative to the Sun)

  • Giant (adjective)

    of great mass; huge and bulky;

    "a jumbo jet"

    "jumbo shrimp"

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