minor (comparative more minor, superlative most minor)
- Of little significance or importance.
- The physical appearance of a candidate is a minor factor in recruitment.
- 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page viii
- There is now such an immense "microliterature" on hepatics that, beyond a certain point I have given up trying to integrate (and evaluate) every minor paper published—especially narrowly floristic papers.
- (music) Of a scale which has lowered scale degrees three, six, and seven relative to major, but with the sixth and seventh not always lowered
- a minor scale.
- (music) being the smaller of the two intervals denoted by the same ordinal number
- See also Wikisaurus:insignificant
- See also Wikisaurus:small
minor (plural minors)
- A person who is below the legal age of majority, consent, criminal responsibility or other adult responsibilities and accountabilities.
- It is illegal to sell weapons to minors under the age of eighteen.
- A subject area of secondary concentration of a student at a college or university, or the student who has chosen such a secondary concentration.
- I had so many credit hours of English, it became my minor.
- I became an English minor.
- (mathematics) determinant of a square submatrix
- (British slang, dated) A younger brother (especially at a public school).
- (zoology) A small worker in a leaf-cutter ant colony, sized between a minim and a media.
someone below the legal age
subject of secondary concentration
- Danish: bifag n
- Dutch: bijvak n
- Finnish: sivuaine (fi) (subject), sivuaineopiskelija (student)
- German: Nebenfach n
- Russian: непро́фильный предме́т m (neprófilʹnyj predmét)
- Turkish: yardımcı (tr)
minor (third-person singular simple present minors, present participle minoring, simple past and past participle minored)
- To choose or have an area of secondary concentration as a student in a college or university.
- I had so many credit hours of English, I decided to minor in it.
choose an area of secondary concentration
minor (not comparable)
- (comparative degree of parve) smaller
- the smallest
- apocopic form of minore
minor (comparative of parvus)
- comparative of parvus; lesser, inferior, smaller
Third declension, comparative variant
minor m (genitive minōris); third declension
- (in the plural) descendants
From mina (“a threat”).
minor (present infinitive minārī, perfect active minātus sum); first conjugation, deponent
- I jut forth, protrude, project
- (with dative) I threaten, menace someone with something
- (adjective) minor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- (verb) minor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- minor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- MINOR in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
- Félix Gaffiot (1934), “minor”, in Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
- Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
- to be not yet twenty: minorem esse viginti annis
- to be indisposed: leviter aegrotare, minus valere
- minor in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
- minor in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
- indefinite plural of mina