1. One belonging to a very diminutive race described in Swift's “Voyage to Lilliput” or “Gulliver's Travels”.
2. Hence: A person or thing of very small size.
1. Of or pertaining to the imaginary island of Lilliput described by Swift, or to its inhabitants.
2. Hence: Of very small size; diminutive; insignificant; dwarfed.
adj 1: tiny; relating to or characteristic of the imaginary country
of Lilliput; "the Lilliputian population"
2: very small; "diminutive in stature"; "a lilliputian chest of
drawers"; "her petite figure"; "tiny feet"; "the flyspeck
nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy" [syn: bantam,
diminutive, midget, petite, tiny, flyspeck]
3: (informal terms) small and of little importance; "a fiddling
sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are
lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at
war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "Mickey Mouse
regulations"; "a dispute over niggling details"; "limited
to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts"; "giving a
police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it
seems to be a picayune infraction" [syn: fiddling, footling,
little, Mickey Mouse, niggling, piddling, piffling,
petty, picayune, trivial]
n 1: a very small person (resembling a Lilliputian)
2: a 6-inch tall inhabitant of Lilliput in a novel by Jonathan