Taxonomy of meanings for 小:

  • xiǎo (OC: smewʔ MC: siɛu) 私兆切 上 廣韻:【微也私兆切三 】
    • SMALL
      • nabfeaturesmall size
      • v[adN]N=statewhat is small, something small; specifically refers to: small state
      • vadNsmall; small in circumference
      • vadNfigurativeabstractly: slight, insignificant (mistakes etc); minor
      • vadNnon-restrictivesmall
      • vadVa little bit; a little; on a small scale [into small pieces][CA] maybe should be moved to LITTLE??
      • vigradedbe small
      • vifigurativebe small-minded; have a small horizon; be petty in one's perspective
      • vtoNcausativemake smaller; ensure the smallness of
      • vtoNcausativebe made small(er)
      • vtoNputativeregard as small
      • v(adN)a small (state)
      • nabfigurativepettiness; narrow-mindedness
      • causative>REDUCE
        • vtoNreduce, diminish
        • vtoNdeclarativefigurative: belittle
      • age>YOUNG
        • vadNOBI: young
        • vadVat a young age
        • vibe young
    • chronologically: short>TIME
      • nadVfor a short while, for a little while
      • psychologically>UNIMPORTANT
        • vadNfigurativeinsignificant, small
        • vadVin trifling matters; short-term; in an insignificant way, to an insignificant extent
        • vi.red:adNnon-restrictivehighly insignificant, very trifling, tiny
        • vifigurativebe insignificant, be trifling
        • v[adN]what is insignifant
        • v[adN]N=humsmall [power]
        • vtoNputativeconsider as unimportant
        • visubject=humanbe of little significance
        • treat as>NEGLECT
          • vtoNZUO: neglect as unimportant
      • socially>HUMBLE
        • v[adN]a person of lower status
        • vadNminor; of lowly status
        • vibe of lower status, be junior
        • derogatory>VULGAR
          • v[adN]petty vulgar person
          • vadNvulgar and despicable
          • putative>DESPISE
            • vtoNputativeexperience as small, find small; regard as small and insignificant
          • self-deprecatory>EGO
            • vadN[.post-npro1]my little; our little
      • talent-wise>INCOMPETENT
        • vadNof little talent