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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dwarf /ˈdwɔrf/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 dwarf /ˈdwɔ(ə)rf/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dwarf, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dwarfed p. pr. & vb. n. Dwarfing.] To hinder from growing to the natural size; to make or keep small; to stunt.
    Even the most common moral ideas and affections . . . would be stunted and dwarfed, if cut off from a spiritual background.   --J. C. Shairp.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dwarf, v. i. To become small; to diminish in size.
    Strange power of the world that, the moment we enter it, our great conceptions dwarf.   --Beaconsfield.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dwarf n.; pl. Dwarfs
 1. An animal or plant which is much below the ordinary size of its species or kind.
 Note:During the Middle Ages dwarfs as well as fools shared the favor of courts and the nobility.
 Note: Dwarf is used adjectively in reference to anything much below the usual or normal size; as, a dwarf pear tree; dwarf honeysuckle.
 Dwarf elder Bot., danewort.
 Dwarf wall Arch., a low wall, not as high as the story of a building, often used as a garden wall or fence.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a person who is abnormally small [syn: midget, nanus]
      2: a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the
         depths of the earth and guards buried treasure [syn: gnome]
      v 1: make appear small by comparison; "This year's debt dwarves
           that of last year" [syn: shadow, overshadow]
      2: check the growth of; "the lack of sunlight dwarfed these
      [also: dwarves (pl)]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a lean or emaciated person (Lev. 21:20).