American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- 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. 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
- 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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