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  Dictionary Definition of dwarf

dwarf
noun
1. a human being much below the ordinary stature or size; a pygmy.
2. an animal or plant much below the ordinary size of its kind or species.
3. Mythology a small, manlike being, commonly associated with elves and goblins.
-- adjective
4. of unusually small stature or size; diminutive.
-- verb (t)
5. to cause to appear or seem small in size, extent, character, etc.
6. to make dwarf or dwarfish; prevent the due development of.
-- verb (i)
7. to become stunted or smaller.
[ME dwerf, OE dweorg, c. D dwerg, G Zwerg ]