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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a little/small/tiny creature
▪ tiny creatures such as mice
a little/tiny bit
▪ The floor was covered in tiny bits of glass.
a small/tiny etc amount
▪ a tiny amount of dirt
a tiny minority
▪ Only a tiny minority of the population actually commit crimes.
a tiny number (=very small)
▪ Only a tiny number of these animals remain in the wild.
a tiny quantity (=very small)
▪ This truly great wine is only made in tiny quantities.
little tiny/tiny littlespoken (= extremely small)
▪ a little tiny puppy
little tiny/tiny littlespoken (= extremely small)
▪ a little tiny puppy
▪ He lived all his life in a small cottage by the river.
▪ They come from a small village in Laos.
▪ Her handwriting was so tiny I couldn’t read it without my glasses.
tiny (=very small)
▪ The air was filled with thousands of tiny insects.
▪ I was fortunate that there was a house available for me, even though it is so tiny.
▪ A lot of wilderness areas are so tiny.
▪ Would Andrew Cartboy, so tiny and sallow, become a Dynmouth Hard?
▪ Because they are so tiny their own few offspring grow up uncrowded, well fed-and large.
▪ She knew it came from far back, because she felt so tiny on the rug, looking up at huge shapes.
▪ She was so tiny and so frail, and her eyes saw something that was visible to no one else.
▪ The baby - you - was only ten days old. So tiny, so perfect, and all that dark hair!
▪ Some species are very tiny, and encrust other shells.
▪ Up until the early 1980s, the only people able to use personal computers were a very tiny elite.
▪ Although it occupies much space, it is very tiny.
▪ We put in at a very tiny stream that would lead to the main waterway.
▪ Day schooling was received by only a minority of children from the labouring classes, in some parishes a very tiny one.
▪ She's very tiny, even smaller than me!
▪ Poor circulation in the hands and feet is usually caused by a narrowing of the very tiny blood capillaries.
▪ Others say he needs a very tiny brain.
▪ If you dislike the aroma, you have only wasted a tiny amount of essential oil.
▪ A tiny amount laced in a letter can be lethal.
▪ You will find a tiny amount will go a long way.
▪ In this form of diabetes, the pancreas stops making insulin or makes only a tiny amount.
▪ Garlic, for example, must only be used in tiny amounts or it will blister the skin.
▪ He takes the bottle from Julio, holds it close to his eyes and examines the tiny amount of rum remaining.
▪ Vitamins and minerals are only needed in tiny amounts for good health.
▪ A shower of debris including tiny amounts of blood from torn retinal vessels causes floaters.
▪ After having a baby, the usual feelings are relief, joy, tiredness, and overwhelming love for the tiny baby.
▪ A woman holds a tiny baby.
▪ There is a kind of miracle about the birth of any tiny baby which makes us suspend our critical stance.
▪ The smaller adults give birth to tiny babies again, and so the weakness is inherited.
▪ Garments, blankets and shawls were knitted specially to fit the tiny babies in the Unit.
▪ But when I was a little tiny baby, we travelled all the time.
▪ She was a tiny baby called Lourdes Periera aged eighteen months.
▪ I'd never even held a tiny baby let alone changed a nappy or supervised bath time.
▪ But still easy enough to get it just a tiny bit wrong.
▪ And maybe a tiny bit drunk?
▪ It made her feel strong, invincible almost, and just a tiny bit as if she had drunk too much wine.
▪ Which raises our opinion of Aldridge -- at least a tiny bit.
▪ There's something slightly unbalanced about the whole composition, as if there's a tiny bit missing somewhere.
▪ One thing Abdul-Rauf has done is make us all think just a tiny bit.
▪ A tiny bit inhaled by some one would be lethal.
▪ She looked healthy and young and a tiny bit awkward.
▪ Idealising his tall, slender ladies, he dwells lovingly on tiny feet from which their champions remove dainty shoes.
▪ His tiny feet in their clumsy boots came down tippy-toe, pushed against the floor, and floated upward again.
▪ Something with hundreds of tiny feet.
▪ Dear Raju, how can I thank you enough for the sensitivity of your soul and of your tiny feet?
▪ Everyone has tiny feet and nice squashed-up bones.
▪ He smiled suddenly at her tiny feet encased in shiny, high-heeled pumps.
▪ The cases reported to Hoffman-La Roche I believe are a tiny fraction of all reactions.
▪ But the passengers are only a tiny fraction of the population, basically its middle class.
▪ But the companies are having to point out once again the tiny fraction of land they take up on relation to the whole.
▪ It is good to recall that astronomers cover only a tiny fraction of the sky at any time.
▪ Its area is a tiny fraction of that occupied by the 21 hostile Arab states.
▪ Most new radical ideas in science turn out to be incorrect; only a tiny fraction turn out to be correct.
▪ As you can see from Table 16.2, they account for a tiny fraction of total assets.
▪ In other words, Salomon carved a tiny fraction out of each financial transaction.
▪ Each time we crossed the causeway over to the tiny island of Reine, we paused and photographed.
▪ Sunrise engulfs the tiny island, dawn all around us.
▪ An animal that once ranged over thousands of miles is forced to migrate to a tiny island.
▪ Sepulchers face the sea, as on the mainland, but on this tiny island death seems everywhere.
▪ It would have filled in the lake that had always separated their tiny island from the mainland.
▪ The tiny island is now a National Nature Reserve, famous for seabirds and seals.
▪ Already the national press and media were gathering in this tiny island.
▪ The $ 100, 000-plus cost of a Harvard or Yale undergraduate degree affects only a tiny minority.
▪ And how hard it is to train even this tiny minority!
▪ But it is only a tiny minority that is likely to move.
▪ For the sake of a tiny minority of possible abusers, the cyclist is being unreasonably inconvenienced.
▪ But, surprisingly, when individuals were asked whether they felt this about themselves only tiny minorities admitted to such a feeling.
▪ He was told only a tiny minority of extremists would object.
▪ In a tiny minority of cases mistakes have been made.
▪ Parts of me thought all this was nonsense, but they were in a tiny minority.
▪ He took the tiny piece of crumpled paper from his top pocket and unfolded it.
▪ Every tiny piece of business is something it wants, as well it should for the sake of its stockholders.
▪ Others were tiny pieces of polyvinyl-chloride insulated plastic covering, source identified.
▪ It made our hands and fingers itch, but the tiny pieces of red flesh were delicious.
▪ There was quite a good helping of pudding but only a tiny piece of meat.
▪ The Hawk is a tiny piece of the Machine.
▪ But last night's momentous happenings had shattered those feelings into tiny pieces.
▪ Jakhaila Miracle Braxton is resting her 3-pound-something body on a tiny piece of sheepskin in an incubator at Mercy Hospital.
▪ Burglary - where it's reckoned that a only tiny proportion are ever caught - nets £590 million.
▪ Nutmeg costs a tiny proportion of income, even for a poor family.
▪ The Third was a highbrow station, with a tiny proportion of the audience.
▪ Those prices concern only a tiny proportion of world output and consumption.
▪ They represent only a tiny proportion of the people who get housing assistance from Washington.
▪ In certain areas of higher education - physics and engineering, for example - they make up a tiny proportion of students.
▪ Since sperm only constitute a tiny proportion of the seminal fluid this is not even noticeable.
▪ It also meant that the boys could see in and witness the general untidiness of his tiny room.
▪ If you have the urge to burst into tears-do it in the privacy of a tiny room in some mountain retreat somewhere.
▪ It was a tiny room, shaped rather like a ridge tent.
▪ In the tiny room he took a seat among old ladies in a row of folding chairs.
▪ Hodgesaargh the falconer was getting ready in the tiny room next door when he felt the change in the air.
▪ The tiny room was jammed with bookcases, papers, posters, an aquarium and a computer.
▪ But it was horrible being in one tiny room.
▪ A metal cage encased the weight-lifting area, which consisted of two tiny rooms.
▪ Oh yeah, I think it's a little tiny town somewhere up towards the Territory.
▪ In those moments he tells audiences about his hardscrabble, Depression-era childhood in the tiny town of Russell, Kan.
▪ Police recently uncovered a ring that was selling crack through two girls living in the tiny town of Downs, population 620.
▪ John is the product of a tiny town in Nor h Carolina.
▪ Torrington, a tiny town, became a focus of Britain.
▪ San Mamete is a tiny village nestling prettily amidst unspoilt countryside - between lush foothills and the glistening lake.
▪ It is their little tribe, their tiny village.
▪ Miri Ismailov's family in the tiny village of Tatoni are convinced that they know what it is.
▪ The plane was taking the family to the tiny village of Wainwright, 90 miles southwest of Barrow.
▪ Once a week or so accordion music sounds will make feet itch under a canopy of stars in the tiny village square.
▪ We stopped that night in a tiny village in the desert.
▪ Passing through a tiny village called Babylon, the buildings are shabby and unkempt.
▪ It twisted through a dozen towns and tiny villages.
the patter of tiny feet
▪ Are we going to hear the patter of tiny feet?
▪ A tiny old lady answered the door.
▪ a tiny village in the mountains
▪ Have you seen Vic's apartment? It's tiny.
▪ I've made one or two tiny alterations, but otherwise the house is the same as when I bought it.
▪ Inflation increased a tiny 0.2% in November.
▪ Luke put out his hand and touched the tiny fingers of his baby daughter.
▪ Millions of people buy lottery tickets, but only a tiny majority ever win anything.
▪ Only a tiny fraction of our profit comes from book sales.
▪ She's tiny, but she belts out these old blues songs like you wouldn't believe.
▪ She was holding a tiny little baby in her arms.
▪ The box was full of tiny little blue and white beads.
▪ The proportion of babies that suffer from the disease is tiny.
▪ There's been a tiny decrease in the number of people out of work.
▪ They look so funny together. She's really tiny and her husband's about six foot five.
▪ You only need to use a tiny amount of salt.
▪ A tiny amount laced in a letter can be lethal.
▪ He noticed that when she saw him, a tiny sparkle came into her eyes and her lips trembled a little.
▪ Rory sucked at the tiny wound and spat, trying to remove any dirt.
▪ She gripped hard with her knees and tried to roll with the tiny plodding hooves.
▪ She looked again at the tiny hut.
▪ The smallest goat went over the bridge first, and his hooves made a tiny trip-trap sound.
▪ These tiny havens are where the wildlife you see in your neighborhood retreat.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Tiny \Ti"ny\, a. [Compar. Tinier; superl. Tiniest.] Very small; little; puny.

When that I was and a little tiny boy.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1590s, from tyne "very small" (c.1400, perhaps from tine) + -y (2).


a. very small. n. 1 A small child; an infant. 2 Anything very small.

  1. adj. 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, lilliputian, midget, petite, flyspeck]

  2. [also: tiniest, tinier]

Tiny (car)

Tiny was a British cyclecar manufactured by Nanson, Barker & Co at Esholt, Yorkshire between 1912 and 1915.

The first car, the 8 hp, produced in 1912 was powered by an air-cooled JAP V-twin engine, three-speed gearbox and chain drive. Unlike many cyclecars a differential was fitted to the rear axle. The two-seater bodywork was in aluminium with a wheelbase of 96 inches (2440 mm) and the range included a van. Springing was half-elliptic springs front and rear and braking was by external bands on the rear wheels. The car cost about £100 and was claimed to be capable of 50 mph (80 km/h). It was exhibited at the 1912 London Motor Cycle show.

In 1913 the engine was replaced by a water-cooled Precision, V twin of 964 cc. There were other improvements including changing the brakes to internal expanding and replacing the chain with shaft drive. The price rose to £135.

Just before the outbreak of war, in mid 1914, came the final Tiny called the 10/15. This one was a proper light car and had a four-cylinder Dorman engine of 1177 cc. It cost £157.

It is uncertain how many Tinys were made but output was small.

After World War I, the same company produced cars under Airedale brand.


Tiny, meaning of small size, may refer to:

Tiny (Once Upon a Time)

"Tiny" is the 13th episode of the second season of the American ABC fantasy/ drama television series Once Upon a Time, and the show's 35th episode overall, which aired on February 10, 2013.

It was co-written by Kalinda Vazquez and Christine Boylan, while being directed by Guy Ferland.

This episode centers around the Giant as he accidentally believes David is James, while flashbacks show the Giant's history with David's brother. Also, Emma and Henry accompany Mr. Gold on his search to find his son.

Usage examples of "tiny".

There were tiny bags of an almost impalpably fine grit which Jamshid said was fern seed, to be employed by those who knew the proper accompaniment of magical incantations, to make their corporeal persons invisible.

We have evolved to expect, and in some cases actually need, the tiny amounts of rare elements that accumulate in the flesh or fiber that we eat.

Lukien had never seen before, a tiny thing with shocking white hair and elfin ears and a coat that seemed alive with color.

She dried their dripping bodies and brought them lounging robes dyed with red alizarin and went back to her tiny string instrument that permeated the conversation, listening.

Standing now at the edge of this pond, Ambler whipped his fishing rod back and forth, trying to drop the tiny dot of burgundy fly into the yellow plastic hoop floating thirty feet away.

I could see there was no chance on earth of its being intercepted, my hands were reaching out for the barrel of cider on the trestle by my side, and the tinkling of the shattered ampoule was still echoing in shocked silence in that tiny little room when I smashed down the barrel with all the strength of my arms and body exactly on the spot where the glass had made contact.

Patriarch set the burning censer on the table, then uncorked the crystal ampulla that hung on a chain around his neck, a tiny phial with many facets that contained a blood-red liquid.

There were kings and princes, from the Pope to the Emperor, who would have given a round sum in gold for the beautiful ampulla of which only a heap of tiny fragments were now left to be swept away.

Then he made a tall drinking glass such as he had never made before, and then, in contrast, a tiny ampulla, so small that he could almost hide it in his hand, with its spout, yet decorated with all the perfection of a larger piece.

Bending over the Anarch, Sebastian studied him, studied the tiny, dark, wrinkled face.

A German anatomist, Paul Langerhans, reported in 1869 that amid the ordinary cells of the pancreas were numerous tiny clumps of cells that seemed marked off from the surrounding tissue.

Yoshiko experimented for a few minutes with the hand controller, getting the feel of the thrusters, while Tessa filmed the whole process, showing the people back home the ungainly, angular LM perched atop the spent third stage booster, and Yoshiko peering out the tiny windows as she concentrated on bringing the CSM around until the docking collar at the top of the capsule pointed at the hatch on top of the LM.

Around the needle-like point of the syringe, less than a quarter of an inch from its end, was a tiny, annular bit of metal.

It takes technical skill to refine anthrax to the extremely tiny size required to get into the lungs, the staging ground from which it launches its often deadly attack on the body.

A tiny little mark with the faintest suggestion of a flair at the tail of it, a bit of artistry to it, a mark like a serpent about to strike.