What does the word gnome mean?

Usage examples for gnome

  1. Far below, in the house of the gnome, Jasome' sat and cried. – The Blue Moon by Laurence Housman
  2. From the room beyond an army of candle rays was slipping underneath the green sarcenet curtain and capering gnome- like about her feet. – The ghosts of their ancestors by Weymer Jay Mills