|—n , pl dwarfs, dwarves|
|1.||Compare midget an abnormally undersized person, esp one with a large head and short arms and legs|
|2.||a. an animal or plant much below the average height for the species|
|b. (as modifier): a dwarf tree|
|3.||(in folklore) a small ugly manlike creature, often possessing magical powers|
|4.||astronomy short for dwarf star|
|5.||to become or cause to become comparatively small in size, importance, etc|
|6.||(tr) to stunt the growth of|
|[Old English dweorg; related to Old Norse dvergr, Old High German twerc]|
n. pl. dwarfs or dwarves (dwôrvz)
An abnormally small person, often having limbs and features not properly proportioned or formed.
|dwarf (dwôrf) Pronunciation Key
a lean or emaciated person (Lev. 21:20).