from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A copy or model that represents or reproduces something in a greatly reduced size.
- n. Something small of its class.
- n. A small painting executed with great detail, often on a surface such as ivory or vellum.
- n. A small portrait, picture, or decorative letter on an illuminated manuscript.
- n. The art of painting miniatures.
- adj. Being on a small or greatly reduced scale. See Synonyms at small.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small version of something; a model of reduced scale.
- n. A small, highly detailed painting, a portrait miniature.
- n. The art of painting such highly detailed miniature works.
- n. An illustration in an illuminated manuscript.
- n. A musical composition which is short in duration.
- n. A token in a game representing a unit or character.
- adj. Smaller than normal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Originally, a painting in colors such as those in mediæval manuscripts; in modern times, any very small painting, especially a portrait.
- n. Greatly diminished size or form; reduced scale.
- n. Lettering in red; rubric distinction.
- n. A particular feature or trait.
- adj. Being on a small scale; much reduced from the reality.
- transitive v. To represent or depict in a small compass, or on a small scale.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A painting, generally a portrait, of very small dimensions, usually executed in water-colors, but sometimes in oil, on ivory, vellum, or paper of a thick and fine quality.
- n. Hence Anything represented on a greatly reduced scale.
- n. A greatly reduced scale, style, or form.
- n. Red letter; lettering in red lead or vermilion.
- n. Anything small or on a small scale.
- On a small scale; much reduced from natural size.
- To represent or depict on a small scale.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. being on a very small scale
- n. painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)
- n. a copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size
Even more apocalyptic, Jessica Diamond's world map in miniature is accompanied by all block letters discouragingly asks, IS THAT ALL THERE IS?
We follow as they re-enact the wars of the nations in miniature from the safety of their respective compounds during a placement in 70's Peking.
The insipid fruit (Unnáb) which looks like an apple in miniature, is much used in stews, etc.
The term miniature was applicable to more than just the building.
Extract any video clip or frame as the title miniature in DVD menu.
Set any video clip or picture as the title miniature to make your DVD menu lively.
On DiDonato's current tour, she's compromising by offering some big, dramatic concert pieces, starting with Haydn's "Scena di Berenice," which she describes as a miniature opera, "a theatrical morsel for me to bite into."
And the cruel irony is that my last name sounded like the word "miniature."
Looking at the kids, you can see them as an idealized America in miniature: the white kids (each from different ethnic backgrounds) working with the black kid; one representing emotion while one is brawn and one is the brains - ultimately, a coalition of different individuals contributing their unique talents to take down the enemy.
Every businesses needs documents employees can refer to, pantra-laterally, to help steer their decisions through times of uncertainty and deal with rapidly fluxing global business enterprise environment, secure touch points that provide direction and solace, Rocks of Gibraltar in miniature, if you will.