1. (in botany) miniature. We planted a dwarf apple tree.
2. A creature from (especially Scandinavian and other Germanic) folklore. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs movie has enchanted many people.
3. A person with short stature, often one whose limbs are disproportionately small in relation to the body as compared with normal adults, usually as the result of a genetic condition. Dwarfism can be caused by about 200 distinct medical conditions.
4. To make appear insignificant. Bach dwarfs all other composers.

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Shown are dwarfs from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"