1. an abnormally undersized person, esp one with a large head and short arms and legs
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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
dwarf short for dwarf star.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006
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.
The Dream Encyclopedia, Second Edition © 2009 Visible Ink Press®. All rights reserved.
Being an atypically small form or variety of something.
An abnormally small individual; especially one whose bodily proportions are altered.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.