HyperDic: minor

English > 12 senses of the word minor:
ADJECTIVEallminorof lesser importance or stature or rank
allminorlesser in scope or effect
allminorinferior in number or size or amount
allminorof a scale or mode
allminor, nonaged, underagenot of legal age
allminorof lesser seriousness or danger / danger
allminorof your secondary field of academic concentration or specialization
allminorof the younger of two boys with the same family name
allminor, venialwarranting only temporal punishment
allminor, modest, small, small-scale, pocket-size, pocket-sizedlimited in size or scope
NOUNperson minor, child, kid, youngster, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, fry, nestlinga young person of either sex
VERBcognitionminorhave as one's secondary field of study
minor > pronunciation
Soundsmay'ner
RhymesAfrikaner ... yawner: 180 rhymes with ner...
English > minor: 12 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf lesser importance or stature or rank.
Examples
  • "a minor poet"
  • "had a minor part in the play"
  • "a minor official"
  • "many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen"
  • "minor back roads"
Narrowerinsignificant, peanutOf little importance or influence or power
secondarynot of major importance
OppositemajorOf greater importance or stature or rank
Spanishmenor
Catalanmenor
English > minor: 12 senses > adjective 2
MeaningLesser in scope or effect.
Examples
  • "had minor differences"
  • "a minor disturbance"
OppositemajorGreater in scope or effect
Spanishmenor
Catalanmenor
English > minor: 12 senses > adjective 3
Meaninginferior in number or size or amount.
Examples
  • "a minor share of the profits"
  • "Ursa Minor"
Attribute ofminorityBeing or relating to the smaller in number of two parts
OppositemajorGreater in number or size or amount
Spanishmenor
Catalanmenor
Nounsminoritybeing or relating to the smaller in number of two parts
English > minor: 12 senses > adjective 4
MeaningOf a scale or mode.
Examples
  • "the minor keys"
  • "in B flat minor"
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
OppositemajorOf a scale or mode
Spanishmenor
Catalanmenor
English > minor: 12 senses > adjective 5
Meaningnot of legal age.
Example"minor children"
Synonymsnonaged, underage
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
OppositemajorOf full legal age
Spanishmenor, menor de edad
Catalanmenor, més petit
Nounsminorityany age prior to the legal age
English > minor: 12 senses > adjective 6
MeaningOf lesser seriousness or danger / danger.
Examples
  • "suffered only minor injuries"
  • "some minor flooding"
  • "a minor tropical disturbance"
OppositemajorOf greater seriousness or danger / danger
Spanishinsignificante
English > minor: 12 senses > adjective 7
MeaningOf your secondary field of academic concentration or specialization.
OppositemajorOf the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes
Spanishsecundario
English > minor: 12 senses > adjective 8
MeaningOf the younger of two boys with the same family name.
Example"Jones minor"
RegionUnited Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great BritainA monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles
Broaderjunioryounger
Spanishmenor
Catalanmenor, més petit
English > minor: 12 senses > adjective 9
Meaningwarranting only temporal punishment.
Synonymvenial
Categorytheology, divinityThe rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
BroaderpardonableAdmitting of being pardoned
Spanishmenor, venial
Catalanmenor, venial
English > minor: 12 senses > adjective 10
MeaningLimited in size or scope.
Synonymsmodest, small, small-scale, pocket-size, pocket-sized
Broaderlimitedsmall in range or scope
Spanishmenor, modesto, pequeño, reducido
Catalanpetit, reduït
English > minor: 12 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA young person of either sex.
Synonymschild, kid, youngster, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, fry, nestling
Partschild's bodyThe body of a human child
NarrowerbairnA child
busterA robust child
changelingA child secretly exchanged for another in infancy
child prodigy, infant prodigy, wonder childA prodigy whose talents are recognized at an early age
foster-child, foster child, fosterlingA child who is raised by foster parents
imp, scamp, monkey, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywagOne who is playfully mischievous
kiddy, kiddieA young child
orphanA child who has lost both parents
peanutA young child who is small for his age
pickaninny, piccaninny, picaninny(ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child
poster childA child afflicted by some disease or deformity whose picture is used on posters to raise money for charitable purposes
preschooler, kindergartner, kindergartenerA child who attends a preschool or kindergarten
sillyA word used for misbehaving children
sprogA child
toddler, yearling, tot, bambinoA young child
urchinPoor and often mischievous city child
waif, street childA homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned
Broaderjuvenile, juvenile personA young person, not fully developed
Spanishalevín, chango, chaval, chico, chiqüelo, chiquillo, cría, criatura, crío, joven, jovenzuelo, menor de edad, menor, mozalbete, muchachuelo, nene, niño, pececillo, tike
Catalancriatura, jove, menor, nen, tike, xaval, xic
English > minor: 12 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningHave as one's secondary field of study.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"in collee she minored in mathematics"
BroaderstudyBe a student

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