The Exit After the service, the coffin—flag, flowers, small note and all—was marched out of the cathedral.
Over the past five years, my administration has made more loans to small business owners than any other.
At any time, someone could have a small video camera, audio recorder, or cell phone camera.
You know it's not random chance that 400 come from a small area.
I've been trying to start a small business and she tells me what I should or should not do.
It was early for diners, and they found a small table in a retired corner.
Obulus, (plural Oboli)—A small coin, about the value of a penny.
It was too small; it was full of furniture which got in her way.
So small was it that to have gone a few feet to either side would have been to miss it.
The Registrar returns the numbers for 1916 at 1,427 small holders.
Old English smæl "thin, slender, narrow; fine," from Proto-Germanic *smal- "small animal; small" (cf. Old Saxon, Danish, Swedish, Middle Dutch, Dutch, Old High German smal, Old Frisian smel, German schmal "narrow, slender," Gothic smalista "smallest," Old Norse smali "small cattle, sheep"), perhaps from a PIE root *(s)melo- "smaller animal" (cf. Greek melon, Old Irish mil "a small animal;" Old Church Slavonic malu "bad"). Original sense of "narrow" now almost obsolete, except in reference to waistline and intestines.
My sister ... is as white as a lilly, and as small as a wand. [Shakespeare, "Two Gentlemen of Verona," 1591]Sense of "not large, of little size" developed in Old English. Of children, "young," from mid-13c. Meaning "inferior in degree or amount" is from late 13c. Meaning "trivial, unimportant" is from mid-14c. Sense of "having little property or trade" is from 1746. That of "characterized by littleness of mind or spirit, base, low, mean" is from 1824. As an adverb by late 14c.
early 13c., "small person or animal," from small (adj.). From c.1300 as "persons of low rank" (opposed to great); late 15c. as "the small part" of something (e.g. small of the back, 1530s).