Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun dwarf

3 senses of dwarf

Sense 1
dwarf, midget, nanus -- (a person who is markedly small)
       => small person -- (a person of below average size)

Sense 2
gnome, dwarf -- (a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure)
       => fairy, faery, faerie, fay, sprite -- (a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers)

Sense 3
dwarf -- (a plant or animal that is atypically small)
       => organism, being -- (a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dwarf

2 senses of dwarf

Sense 1
shadow, overshadow, dwarf -- (make appear small by comparison; "This year's debt dwarfs that of last year")
       => dominate, command, overlook, overtop -- (look down on; "The villa dominates the town")

Sense 2
dwarf -- (check the growth of; "the lack of sunlight dwarfed these pines")
       => stunt -- (check the growth or development of; "You will stunt your growth by building all these muscles")

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