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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A very small person or being.
  • adj. Very small; diminutive.
  • adj. Trivial; petty.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of lilliputian.
  • adj. Alternative form of lilliputian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the imaginary island of Lilliput described by Swift, or to its inhabitants.
  • adj. Of very small size; diminutive; insignificant; dwarfed.
  • n. One belonging to a very diminutive race described in Swift's “Voyage to Lilliput” or “Gulliver's Travels”.
  • n. A person or thing of very small size.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to Lilliput, an imaginary kingdom described in Swift's “Travels of Lemuel Gulliver,” or to its people, feigned to be pygmies about six inches high.
  • Hence Of minute size.
  • n. An inhabitant of the imaginary kingdom of Lilliput.
  • n. A person of diminutive size; a very small dwarf.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a very small person (resembling a Lilliputian)
  • adj. tiny; relating to or characteristic of the imaginary country of Lilliput
  • adj. very small
  • n. a 6-inch tall inhabitant of Lilliput in a novel by Jonathan Swift
  • adj. (informal) small and of little importance

Etymologies

After Lilliput, a country in Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, where everything was diminutive.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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