What does minute mean?

Definitions for minute
ˈmɪn ɪtminute

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. minute, minnoun

    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, bitnoun

    an indefinitely short time

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

  3. moment, minute, second, instantnoun

    a particular point in time

    "the moment he arrived the party began"

  4. minute, arcminute, minute of arcnoun

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

  5. minutenoun

    a short note

    "the secretary keeps the minutes of the meeting"

  6. hour, minuteadjective

    distance measured by the time taken to cover it

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

  7. infinitesimal, minuteadjective

    infinitely or immeasurably small

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

  8. minute, narrowadjective

    characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Minutenoun

    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. Minutenoun

    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. Minutenoun

    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. Minutenoun

    a coin; a half farthing

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

  5. Minutenoun

    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. Minutenoun

    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. Minutenoun

    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. Minutenoun

    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. Minuteadjective

    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. Minuteadjective

    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. Minuteadjective

    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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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. Bill Clinton:

    I believe that so much of the anger, the insecurity, the fear and worry that people feel now about the economy, about our prospects, about what is going to happen to young people coming out of college with debt, or unable to find a job that really gives them the best possibly opportunities is related to the choices that were made starting in the Bush administration, when I think about what young people today have gone through, what they have known from our country, starting with a horrible attack on 9/11, going into the great recession, there is no wonder that they along with so many of us are saying, wait a minute, we are better than this, we can do more.

  2. Shannon Burns:

    This is like him playing for the Buckeyes again, getting down to the two-minute warning, running into the locker room, getting a Michigan jersey and running back out, it's not that you turned your back or you did something that we didn't like. You did the unthinkable.

  3. Muammar Qaddafi:

    The man who carried out the attack is still in power and still insane, so we shall expect another attack any minute. (On President Ronald Reagan)

  4. Shelly Chadha:

    Anybody who is exposed to 136 dB for even a minute is going to face some consequences.

  5. United States:

    It seems Jill Ellis left Lindsey out against Spain to protect Jill Ellis from getting another yellow card and missing the quarter-final, but to me that was a little arrogant, putting Lindsey on in the 89th minute seemed a little bizarre : she is either being protected or she isnt.

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