Adjective: minor mI-nu(r)
Noun: minor mI-nu(r)
- Of lesser importance, stature or rank
"a minor poet"; "had a minor part in the play"; "a minor official"; "many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen"; "minor back roads"
- Lesser in scope or effect
"had minor differences"; "a minor disturbance"
- Inferior in number, size or amount
"a minor share of the profits"; "Ursa Minor"
- (music) of a musical scale in which some notes are sounded flat
"the minor keys"; "in B flat minor"
- (law) not of legal age
- nonaged, underage
- Of lesser seriousness or danger
"suffered only minor injuries"; "some minor flooding"; "a minor tropical disturbance"
- Of your secondary field of academic concentration or specialization
- [Brit] Of the younger of two boys with the same family name
- (theology) warranting only temporal punishment
- Limited in size or scope
"a newspaper with a minor circulation";
- modest, small, small-scale, pocket-size, pocket-sized
Verb: minor mI-nu(r)
- A young person of either sex
"she writes books for minors";
- child, kid, youngster, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler [Brit], tike, tyke, fry, nestling, wean [UK, Ireland]
- (law) someone too young to have full legal responsibility
Usage: N. Amer
- (higher education) study as a secondary subject
Sounds like: mind, miinor, miner, m
Derived forms: minored, minoring, minors
See also: insignificant, junior, limited, minority, pardonable, peanut, secondary
Type of: juvenile, juvenile person
Encyclopedia: Minor, Virginia