American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Extremely small; minute. See Synonyms at small.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Very diminutive; minute; wee. It is frequently used with little as an intensification of its force: as, a little tiny boy; a tiny little piece of something.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Very small; little; puny.
- adj. very small
- From Middle English tine, tyne ("very small") + -y. Perhaps from tine. (Wiktionary)
- Alteration of Middle English tine. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer seems to think Americans don't care about what he called tiny, porky amendments.”
“He says Americans don't care about what he calls tiny porky amendments.”
“He found in milk, cheese, vinegar, decayed vegetables, and in the blood and secretions of cases of plague bodies, which he described as tiny worms and which he thought were due to putrefaction.”
“Her recommendation: Agnolotti delplin con polline di finocchio, which she describes as tiny pasta pillows stuffed with veal with fennel pollen and crispy veal breast. reprints & permissions, visit our FAQ's.”
“Given the building's history, the Occupy protesters said they planned to use it to stage a symbolic "trial of the 1%", a figure the group uses to represent what it describes as a tiny and over-powerful economic elite.”
“News of the World, which he described as a tiny portion of his vast media empire.”
“REYNOLDS: But Toyota pointed out today that these new complaints involve what it called a tiny fraction of the more than one million recalled vehicles its dealers have repaired so far.”
“When you consider that the former Soviet Union had the capacity to destroy the world and Iran does not, "tiny" is an apt description.”
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