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dwarf

1. an abnormally undersized person, esp one with a large head and short arms and legs
2. 
a. an animal or plant much below the average height for the species
b. (as modifier): a dwarf tree
3. (in folklore) a small ugly manlike creature, often possessing magical powers

dwarf

short for dwarf star.

What does it mean when you dream about a dwarf?

Dwarfs are small people, traditionally regarded as possessing magical qualities or powers of divination. This may thus be a highly fortuitous dream symbol. Alternatively, dwarfs can be negative symbols, representing some part of the dreamer’s psyche that is stunted or repressed.

dwarf

[dwȯrf]
(biology)
Being an atypically small form or variety of something.
(medicine)
An abnormally small individual; especially one whose bodily proportions are altered.

Dwarf

(dreams)
At times people will see dwarfs, midgets, or very small people in their dreams. These images seem to represent, or allude to, the childlike creative powers of the unconscious. You can think of the dwarf as a “worker” in your unconscious. He could represent some childlike condition that has the potential and power to influence your life. Consider the details and the emotional tone in the dream and make an attempt to connect it to a situation in your daily life. The dwarf suggests possibilities for learning and brings to the conscious mind messages from the unconscious.
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believed to be of dwarfish form" (OED 1A); "A diminutive being" (OED 3); "A dwarf, mannikin" (OED 3A), "Applied to a child" (OED 3B).
Poulin uses a dark and rich palette; his characters have a Flemish Renaissance quality and slightly outdated dwarfish features.
A dwarfish state whose defenders can never grow to more than a handful .
Sarkozy as Iznogud, a sinister dwarfish figure in oriental costume.
POU1F1 mutations associated with Snell dwarf (dw) and Jackson dwarf (dw-J) in mice and dwarfish in human (Li et al.
Impossible, a beaked, dwarfish dandy (and philandering pest) with a cartoonish, Dr.
He visited the ruin of the cottage, where Great Uncle Eggle had once lived, and saw a small dwarfish figure clad in green, warming his hands in front of a dying fire.
He looked like an exclamation point-tiny feet in thin-soled black leather shoes/almost dwarfish legs, and a powerful torso barely contained by a jacket of double-breasted gray houndstooth.
Rodriguez--the same Rodriguez who signs his name to the most impenetrable essays ever found in scholarly journals on art history and theory; author of the book Champions of the Ideologeme, member of the International Association of Critics and circumstances permitting, photographer of male nudes, to boot; Rodriguez, in sum, a dwarfish polyglot and fruitcake who, when he has a headache, just picks up any volume by Lyotard or Francastel--let out a semiotically pure guffaw and shook like an asthmatic.
38) Tom Thumb's appeal, in particular, had to do with the fact that he was perfectly shaped other than for his size; he was always advertised as having "nothing dwarfish in his appearance--he is a perfect man in miniature.
the metaphor of finches fluttering urgently in the hearts of men, Fabrizio's inverted counterpart, Padre Attilio Bodini, a Hieronymite monk who paints a coded mural, and Ugo's glancing embodiment of characteristics of Niccolo, Archenti, Fabrizio and Omero (his dwarfish servant) are a few such devices.
Galton noted that giants do not become more gigantic, nor dwarfs more dwarfish, in each successive generation: Variations have a constant tendency to regress to the mean.