What does minute mean?

Definitions for minute
ˈmɪn ɪtminute

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word minute.

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.)

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

  2. Minute(noun)

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

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

  3. Minute(noun)

    a nautical or a geographic mile

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

  4. Minute(noun)

    a coin; a half farthing

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

  5. Minute(noun)

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

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

  6. Minute(noun)

    a point of time; a moment

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

  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

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

  8. Minute(noun)

    a fixed part of a module. See Module

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

  9. Minute(adj)

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

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

  10. Minute

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

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

  11. Minute(adj)

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

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

  12. Minute(adj)

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

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

Freebase

  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′.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Minute

    min-ūt′, adj. very small or slender: of small consequence: slight: attentive to small things: particular, exact.—adv. Minute′ly.—n. Minute′ness. [L. minūtus, pa.p. of minuĕre, to lessen.]

  2. Minute

    min′it, n. the sixtieth part of an hour: the sixtieth part of a degree: an indefinitely small space of time: a brief jotting or note: (pl.) a brief summary of the proceedings of a meeting.—v.t. to make a brief jotting or note of anything.—adj. (Shak.) happening every minute.—ns. Min′ute-bell, a bell sounded at regular intervals of one minute, in morning; Min′ute-book, a book containing minutes or short notes; Min′ute-glass, a glass the sand of which measures a minute in running out; Min′ute-gun, a gun discharged every minute, as a signal of distress or mourning; Min′ute-hand, the hand that indicates the minutes on a clock or watch; Min′ute-jack (Shak.), a little figure that strikes the bell of the clock: a flighty, unstable person; Min′ute-man, a man ready to turn out at a minute's warning—the name taken by a body of militia in the American war of independence; Min′ute-watch, a watch that marks minutes; Min′ute-while (Shak.), a minute's time. [Same word as above.]

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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. minute

    A hasty sketch taken of anything in writing. Hence minutes of a general or regimental court-martial.

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

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How to say minute in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of minute in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of minute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of minute in a Sentence

  1. Unknown:

    A friend will know you better in the first minute they see you, than your acquaintance will in a thousand years.

  2. Chuck Grassley:

    I am doing the usual things, trying not to shake hands with people, washing my hands and being careful about sneezing and stuff like that. Beyond that, not much. I am not avoiding meetings. Yesterday and today, I always have eight 15-minute meetings with constituents, I am continuing those meetings, just not shaking hands like I usually would.

  3. Charles Lane:

    In any situation, his instinct is sort of to make a counteraccusation, right? To admit nothing, deny everything, and say, no, wait a minute, they started it. And that's what he did here. He said, no, [Fields] grabbed me.

  4. Jim Bishop:

    Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.

  5. Hassan Latheef:

    The government reneged on the agreed deal at the last minute, demanding a close family member of Nasheed remain in Male, effectively as a hostage, until he returns from the UK, if Nasheed does anything that breach the terms of the government, the family member could then be criminally prosecuted. This kind of blackmail is illegal, unheard of in international affairs, and totally outrageous.

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