from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of less than normal or sufficient size.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of a size less than common or below a standard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of a size less than is common.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective below the usual or expected size

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

  • adjective smaller than normal for its kind


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  • A tree four feet in diameter is called undersized in these woods; and so skillful are the wood-choppers that they can make the largest giant of the forest fall just where they want it, or, as they say, they "drive a stake with the tree."

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  • Seattle's unit was hit hard with the loss of Pro Bowl MLB Lofa Tatupu to a torn left pectoral muscle in Oct. David Hawthorne (6-0, 240), Tatupu's replacement, is a hard hitter but he's undersized, which is why he wasn't drafted.

  • One memory I have of Vic that I really love and I don't, I can't pinpoint it in time, but he often played a kind of undersized essentially acoustic guitar that almost look like a toy guitar because that was part of his being paralyzed was that he couldn't really handle a big one.

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  • Anomalies such as undersized genitalia, long or short arms or legs due to "glitches" causing early or late closing off of bone ends, pectus carinatum etc.

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  • He was about twelve when he came to them, and kind of undersized and delicate.

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