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Adjective: minor  mI-nu(r)
  1. 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"
  2. (theology) warranting only temporal punishment
    "minor sin";
    - venial
  3. Relatively moderate, limited, or small
    "a newspaper with a minor circulation";
    - modest, small, small-scale, pocket-size, pocket-sized
  4. [Brit] Of the younger of two boys with the same family name
    "Jones minor"
  5. Lesser in scope or effect
    "had minor differences"; "a minor disturbance"
  6. Inferior in number, size or amount
    "a minor share of the profits"; "Ursa Minor"
  7. (music) of a musical scale in which some notes are sounded flat
    "the minor keys"; "in B flat minor"
  8. (law) not of legal age
    "minor children";
    - nonaged, underage
  9. Of lesser seriousness or danger
    "suffered only minor injuries"; "some minor flooding"; "a minor tropical disturbance"
  10. Of your secondary field of academic concentration or specialization
Noun: minor  mI-nu(r)
  1. A young person of either sex
    "she writes books for minors";
    - child, kid [informal], youngster, shaver [informal], nipper [informal], small fry [informal], tiddler [Brit, informal], tike [informal], tyke [informal], fry [archaic], nestling [informal], wean [UK, Ireland, dialect], kiddy [informal], kiddie [informal]
  2. (law) someone too young to have full legal responsibility
    - infant
Verb: minor  mI-nu(r)
  1. Have as one's secondary field of study
    "in collee she minored in mathematics"
  2. [N. Amer] (higher education) study as a secondary subject

Sounds like: mind, miinor, miner, m

Derived forms: minors, minored, minoring

See also: insignificant, junior, limited, minority, pardonable, peanut, secondary

Type of: juvenile, juvenile person, study

Antonym: major

Encyclopedia: Minor, Stephen