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Dwarf appears in the following pangrams (sentences using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Q-kelt vug dwarf combs jynx phiz. (26 letters)
  • Nymphs blitz quick vex dwarf jog. (27 letters)
  • Glib jocks quiz nymph to vex dwarf. (28 letters)
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Dwarf appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • At a dwarf-led ET senate, get a nested elf raw data.
  • Stiff, Raw, Droopy, Nasal; alas, any poor dwarf fits.
  • Sam upset a dwarf I tar, as a rat, if raw, dates pumas.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun dwarf:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb dwarf:

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The word dwarf is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun dwarf

What does dwarf mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: dwarfs / dwarves (less preferred form)

  1. a person who is markedly small
  2. a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of dwarf: gnome
    • more generic words: faerie / faery / fairy / fay / sprite = a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
    • more specific words:
      • Nibelung = any of the group of dwarfs who possessed a treasure hoard that was stolen by Siegfried
      • Andvari = a dwarf who possessed a treasure that was stolen by Loki
  3. a plant or animal that is atypically small
    • lexical domain: Tops - unique beginner for nouns
    • more generic words: being / organism = a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently

Alternative definition of the noun dwarf

noun

  1. A creature from (especially Scandinavian and other Germanic) folklore, usually depicted as having mystical powers and being skilled at crafts such as woodwork and metalworking. Sometimes pluralized dwarves, especially in modern fantasy literature.
  2. A person with 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.
  3. An animal, plant or other thing much smaller than the usual of its sort.
  4. [context: paganism] An underground dwelling nature spirit famed for metalcraft in Heathenry.
  5. [star] A star of relatively small size.

Definition of the adjective dwarf

What does dwarf mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: dwarfer | dwarfest

  1. See miniature.

Definition of the verb dwarf

What does dwarf mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: dwarfed | dwarfing | dwarfs

  1. make appear small by comparison
  2. check the growth of
    • example: the lack of sunlight dwarfed these pines
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic word: stunt = check the growth or development of

Alternative definition of the verb dwarf

verb

  1. [transitive] To render (much) smaller, turn into a dwarf (version)
  2. [transitive] To make appear (much) smaller, puny, tiny
  3. [transitive] To make appear insignificant
  4. [intransitive] To become (much) smaller

Characters

  1. Dwarf is a fictional character from the 1968 film The Fear Chamber.
  2. Dwarf is a fictional character from the 2011 film Anonymous.
  3. Dwarf is a fictional character from the 1965 film Pierrot le Fou.
  4. Dwarf is a fictional character from the 2003 film Patalghar.
  5. Dwarf is a fictional character in the 1962 film The Lovers of Teruel.
  6. Dwarf is a fictional character from the 1986 film Let's Get Harry.
  7. Dwarf is a fictional character from the film Alibaba Aur 41 Chor.
  8. Dwarf is a fictional character from the 1973 film Don't Look Now.
  9. Dwarf is a fictional character from the 1958 film The Revenge of Frankenstein.
  10. Dwarf is a fictional character from the 2003 film The Return of Cagliostro.
  11. Dwarf is a fictional character from the 2000 film Before Night Falls.
  12. Dwarf is a fictional character from the 1972 film Disciple of Death.
  13. Dwarf is a fictional character from the 1967 film I Am What I Am.
  14. Dwarf is a fictional character from the 1984 film Under the Volcano.
  15. Dwarf is a fictional character from the 1987 film Interzone.
  16. Dwarf is a fictional character from the 1982 film The Year of Living Dangerously.
  17. Dwarf is a fictional film character.
  18. Dwarf is a fictional film character.
  19. Dwarf is a fictional film character.
  20. Dwarf is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like Angry Dwarf.

Places

  1. Dwarf a.k.a. Dwarf, Kentucky: Dwarf is an unincorporated community located in Perry County, Kentucky, United States. The town was named after Jeremiah Combs, whose nickname of "Short Jerry" pointed to his stature.
  2. Dwarf is an Island in Lake Volta.

Miscellanea

  1. Dwarf: In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Dwarves are a race inhabiting the world of Arda, a fictional prehistoric Earth which includes the continent Middle-earth.
    • also known as คนแคระ (มิดเดิลเอิร์ธ)
  2. Dwarf: In Germanic mythology, a dwarf is a being that dwells in mountains and in the earth, and is variously associated with wisdom, smithing, mining, and crafting. Dwarfs are often also described as short and ugly, although some scholars have questioned whether this is a later development stemming from comical portrayals of the beings.
  3. Dwarf: A dwarf, in the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game, is a humanoid race, one of the primary races available for player characters. The idea for the D&D dwarf comes from European mythologies and J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings novels, and has been used in D&D and its predecessor Chainmail since the early 1970s. Variations from the standard dwarf archetype of a short and stout demihuman are commonly called subraces, of which there are more than a dozen across many different rule sets and campaign settings.
  4. Dwarf: In Games Workshop's Warhammer Fantasy fictional universe, the Dwarfs are a race of short, stout humanoids very similar to the dwarves of Middle-earth and those of Dungeons & Dragons. Dwarfs in the Warhammer setting are proud warriors highly driven by honor and the making of oaths.
  5. DWARF is a widely used, standardized debugging data format. DWARF was originally designed along with Executable and Linkable Format, although it is independent of object file formats. The name is a medieval fantasy complement to "ELF" that has no official meaning, although the backronym 'Debugging With Attributed Record Formats' was later proposed.
  6. Dwarf: Στη Σκανδιναβική μυθολογία οι νάνοι είναι πολύ σημαντικές οντότητες που σχετίζονται με τους λίθους, τις υπόγειες τοποθεσίες και τη σιδηρουργία. Μπορεί να ταυτίζονται με τα σκοτεινά ξωτικά και μερικές φορές με τα τρολλ.

Phrases with Dwarf

Phrases starting with the word Dwarf:

  1. dwarf elm
  2. Dwarf Jay
  3. dwarf oak
  4. Dwarf Barb
  5. Dwarf Boas
  6. Dwarf Dory
  7. Dwarf Gaza
  8. Dwarf Goby
  9. dwarf iris
  10. Dwarf Koel
  11. Dwarf Rose
  12. Dwarf Star
  13. Dwarf-Flax
  14. Dwarf Birch
  15. dwarf daisy

Phrases ending with the word Dwarf:

  1. Ice Dwarf
  2. red dwarf
  3. true dwarf
  4. Black dwarf
  5. Brown dwarf

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Dwarf

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Google previewThe Canadian Encyclopedia (1999)

by James H. Marsh

Fernie White Dwarfs A white dwarf is a star typically having about 60% of the mass of the sun, compressed into a sphere with a radius of a few thousand...

A white dwarf is the remnant of a star like the sun that has exhausted its nuclear fuel.

Google previewStars and Galaxies (2016)

Astronomy, Astronomy by CTI Reviews

A black dwarf is a white dwarf that has sufficiently cooled to no longer emit significant heat or light.

Google previewFraser's Magazine for Town and Country (1856)

we shall substantiate in the course of the present paper, and meanwhile, begging the reader to accept it, let us remark that it points to this important fact — namely, a dwarf is an anomaly. Now, as this abnormal condition almost always ...

Google previewFraser's Magazine (1856)

by Thomas Carlyle

we shall substantiate in the course of the present paper, and meanwhile, begging the reader to accept it, let us remark that it points to this important fact — namely, a dwarf is an anomaly. Now, as this abnormal condition almost always ...

Google previewSuperstrings and Other Things, A Guide to Physics (2016)

Physics, Physics by CTI Reviews

A black dwarf is a hypothetical stellar remnant, created when at becomes sufficiently cool to no longer emit significant heat...

Google previewEvolution or Creation? (2014)

A Comparison of the Arguments by Albert DeBenedictis

A white dwarf is the last stage in the evolution of a star that is not extremely massive. White dwarfs come from red giant stars. A red giant is a large, glowing giant star in the later stages of evolution. When a red giant reaches the end of its life, ...

Google previewThe American Gardener (1835)

Or, A Treatise on the Situation, Soil, Fencing and Laying-out of Gardens; on the Making and Managing of Hot-beds and Greenhouses; and on the Propagation and Cultivation of the Several Sorts of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits and Flowers by William Cobbett

The dwarf is the best. There is a branching kind, which is good for nothing. 364. LILAC.——Desirable for its great masses of fine large bunches of bloom. There is the White, the Blue, and the Reddish. It is propagated from suckers, of which it ...

Google previewSmall Grain Production Pt 6: Pest Management -- Diseases

BARLEY YELLOW DWARF Barley yellow dwarf is an aphid-transmitted viral disease of wheat, barley ...

Google previewOrigins (2007)

How the Planets, Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe Began by Steve Eales

A white dwarf is a dead star, because although the star continues to shine, no new energy is produced, either by nuclear fusion or by the release of gravitational energy, inside the star. The energy lost by radiation from the star's surface is ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Symbols (2013)

by J. E. Cirlot

Like dactyls, elves and gnomes, the dwarf is the personification of those forces which remain virtually outside the orbit of consciousness. In folklore and mythology, the dwarf appears as a mischievous being, with certain childish characteristics ...

Google previewMason's World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties (2002)

by Valerie Porter

hd/local dwarf short-legged var.

Google previewDictionary of Astronomy (1997)

by Martin Ince

They emit small amounts of residual heat and when this is gone reach the black dwarf stage - or they will, since the process takes so long that no star in the universe has completed it yet. The coolest white dwarfs are still at about 3,500'.

Google previewThe Gardeners Dictionary (1754)

Containing the Methods of Cultivating and Improving All Sorts of Trees, Plants, and Flowers, for the Kitchen, Fruit and Pleasure Gardens; as Also Those which are Used in Medicine, with Directions for the Culture of Vineyards, and Making of Wine in England. In which Likewsie are Included the Practical Parts of Husbandry by Philip Miller

HELIANTHEMUM, Dwarf Cistus, or the little Sun-flower. The Chara&ers are ; The Flower cup consis of three Leaves: the Flower, for the mos! part, consis of five Leaves, which are placed orbicularly, and expand in form of a Rose: the Pointal of ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

by American Heritage Dictionary

dwarf (dworf) 1. An abnormally small person, often having limbs and features atypically proportioned or formed. 2.

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Quotes about Dwarf

A woman with dark skin still appeals
If she is in the region where all are dark.
So does a dwarf one among the dwarf
The background is pre-drawn in your mind
25.01.2006 (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of D2W4A1R1F4

The value of this 5-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of DWARF

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