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Small vs. Cosy

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Smalladjective

Not large or big; insignificant; few in number.

‘A small serving of ice cream.’; ‘A small group.’; ‘He made us all feel small.’;

Cosyadjective

Affording comfort and warmth; snug; social

Smalladjective

(figuratively) Young, as a child.

‘Remember when the children were small?’;

Cosynoun

A padded or knit covering put on an item to keep it warm, especially a teapot or egg.

Smalladjective

Minuscule or lowercase, referring to written letters.

Cosynoun

A padded or knit covering for any item (often an electronic device such as a laptop computer).

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Smalladjective

Envincing little worth or ability; not large-minded; paltry; mean.

Cosynoun

A work of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community.

Smalladjective

Not prolonged in duration; not extended in time; short.

‘a small space of time’;

Cosyverb

To become snug and comfortable.

Smalladverb

In a small fashion.

Cosyverb

To become friendly with.

‘He spent all day cosying up to the new boss, hoping for a plum assignment.’;

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Smalladverb

In or into small pieces.

Cosyadjective

See Cozy.

Smalladverb

(obsolete) To a small extent.

Cosynoun

a padded cloth covering to keep a teapot warm

Smallnoun

(rare) Any part of something that is smaller or slimmer than the rest, now usually with anatomical reference to the back.

Cosyadjective

enjoying or affording comforting warmth and shelter especially in a small space;

‘a cozy nook near the fire’; ‘snug in bed’; ‘a snug little apartment’;

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Smallverb

To make little or less.

Smallverb

(intransitive) To become small; to dwindle.

Smalladjective

Having little size, compared with other things of the same kind; little in quantity or degree; diminutive; not large or extended in dimension; not great; not much; inconsiderable; as, a small man; a small river.

‘To compareGreat things with small.’;

Smalladjective

Being of slight consequence; feeble in influence or importance; unimportant; trivial; insignificant; as, a small fault; a small business.

Smalladjective

Envincing little worth or ability; not large-minded; - sometimes, in reproach, paltry; mean.

‘A true delineation of the smallest man is capable of interesting the greatest man.’;

Smalladjective

Not prolonged in duration; not extended in time; short; as, after a small space.

Smalladjective

Weak; slender; fine; gentle; soft; not loud.

Smalladverb

In or to small extent, quantity, or degree; little; slightly.

Smalladverb

Not loudly; faintly; timidly.

‘You may speak as small as you will.’;

Smallnoun

The small or slender part of a thing; as, the small of the leg or of the back.

Smallnoun

Smallclothes.

Smallnoun

Same as Little go. See under Little, a.

Smallverb

To make little or less.

Smallnoun

the slender part of the back

Smallnoun

a garment size for a small person

Smalladjective

limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent;

‘a little dining room’; ‘a little house’; ‘a small car’; ‘a little (or small) group’; ‘a small voice’;

Smalladjective

limited in size or scope;

‘a small business’; ‘a newspaper with a modest circulation’; ‘small-scale plans’; ‘a pocket-size country’;

Smalladjective

low or inferior in station or quality;

‘a humble cottage’; ‘a lowly parish priest’; ‘a modest man of the people’; ‘small beginnings’;

Smalladjective

not fully grown;

‘what a big little boy you are’; ‘small children’;

Smalladjective

too small to be seen except under a microscope

Smalladjective

not large but sufficient in size or amount;

‘a modest salary’; ‘modest inflation’; ‘helped in my own small way’;

Smalladjective

(of a voice) faint;

‘a little voice’; ‘a still small voice’;

Smalladjective

slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope;

‘a series of death struggles with small time in between’;

Smalladjective

made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth);

‘her comments made me feel small’;

Smalladjective

lowercase;

‘little a’; ‘small a’; ‘e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters’;

Smalladjective

have fine or very small constituent particles;

‘a small misty rain’;

Smalladverb

on a small scale;

‘think small’;

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