Definitions for minuteˈmɪn ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. minute, min(noun)

    a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour

    "he ran a 4 minute mile"

  2. moment, mo, minute, second, bit(noun)

    an indefinitely short time

    "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"

  3. moment, minute, second, instant(noun)

    a particular point in time

    "the moment he arrived the party began"

  4. minute, arcminute, minute of arc(noun)

    a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree

  5. minute(noun)

    a short note

    "the secretary keeps the minutes of the meeting"

  6. hour, minute(adj)

    distance measured by the time taken to cover it

    "we live an hour from the airport"; "its just 10 minutes away"

  7. infinitesimal, minute(adj)

    infinitely or immeasurably small

    "two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm"; "reduced to a microscopic scale"

  8. minute, narrow(adj)

    characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination

    "a minute inspection of the grounds"; "a narrow scrutiny"; "an exact and minute report"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Minute(noun)

    the sixtieth part of an hour; sixty seconds. (Abbrev. m.; as, 4 h. 30 m.)

  2. Minute(noun)

    the sixtieth part of a degree; sixty seconds (Marked thus ('); as, 10¡ 20').

  3. Minute(noun)

    a nautical or a geographic mile

  4. Minute(noun)

    a coin; a half farthing

  5. Minute(noun)

    a very small part of anything, or anything very small; a jot; a tittle

  6. Minute(noun)

    a point of time; a moment

  7. Minute(noun)

    the memorandum; a record; a note to preserve the memory of anything; as, to take minutes of a contract; to take minutes of a conversation or debate

  8. Minute(noun)

    a fixed part of a module. See Module

  9. Minute(adj)

    of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or marking successive minutes

  10. Minute

    to set down a short sketch or note of; to jot down; to make a minute or a brief summary of

  11. Minute(adj)

    very small; little; tiny; fine; slight; slender; inconsiderable

  12. Minute(adj)

    attentive to small things; paying attention to details; critical; particular; precise; as, a minute observer; minute observation

  13. Origin: [LL. minuta a small portion, small coin, fr. L. minutus small: cf. F. minute. See 4th Minute.]


  1. Minute

    A minute is a unit of measurement of time or of angle. The minute is a unit of time equal to ¹⁄60 of an hour or 60 seconds. In the UTC time standard, a minute on rare occasions has 59 or 61 seconds, a consequence of leap seconds. Although not an SI unit, the minute is accepted for use with SI units. The SI symbol for minute or minutes is min or the prime symbol after a number, e.g. 5′.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. minute

    1. The crutch on which the Hour leans as it limps into Eternity. 2. A space of time in which we dream of something that will never come true, or form a resolution that another minute effaces.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'minute' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1653

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'minute' in Written Corpus Frequency: #431

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'minute' in Nouns Frequency: #109

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kai Rizzuto:

    It was a 30-minute fight.

  2. The Republican:

    I would do it again in a minute.

  3. Alam Chowdhury:

    We're losing money every minute.

  4. P Barnum:

    There's a sucker born every minute.

  5. Peter Altmaier:

    We will negotiate until the last minute.

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