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English adjective: minor

1. minor of lesser importance or stature or rank


SamplesA minor poet.
Had a minor part in the play.
A minor official.
Many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen.
Minor back roads.


Similarinsignificant, peanut, secondary


Antonymsmajor

2. minor lesser in scope or effect


SamplesHad minor differences.
A minor disturbance.


Antonymsmajor

3. minor inferior in number or size or amount


SamplesA minor share of the profits.
Ursa Minor.


Attributeminority


Antonymsmajor

4. minor of a scale or mode


SamplesThe minor keys.
In B flat minor.


Domain categorymusic


Antonymsmajor

5. minor not of legal age


SamplesMinor children.


Synonymsnonaged, underage


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law


Antonymsmajor

6. minor of lesser seriousness or danger


SamplesSuffered only minor injuries.
Some minor flooding.
A minor tropical disturbance.


Antonymsmajor

7. minor of your secondary field of academic concentration or specialization


Antonymsmajor

8. minor of the younger of two boys with the same family name


SamplesJones minor.


Similarjunior


Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Antonymssenior

9. minor warranting only temporal punishment


SamplesVenial sin.


Synonymsvenial


Similarpardonable


Domain categorydivinity, theology


Antonymsunpardonable

10. minor limited in size or scope


SamplesA small business.
A newspaper with a modest circulation.
Small-scale plans.
A pocket-size country.


Synonymsmodest, pocket-size, pocket-sized, small, small-scale


Similarlimited


Antonymsunlimited, limitless


English noun: minor

1. minor (person) a young person of either sex


SamplesShe writes books for children.
They're just kids.
`tiddler' is a British term for youngster.


Synonymschild, fry, kid, nestling, nipper, shaver, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, youngster


Broader (hypernym)juvenile, juvenile person


Narrower (hyponym)bairn, bambino, buster, changeling, child prodigy, foster child, foster-child, fosterling, imp, infant prodigy, kiddy, kindergartener, kindergartner, monkey, orphan, peanut, picaninny, piccaninny, pickaninny, poster child, preschooler, rapscallion, rascal, scalawag, scallywag, scamp, silly, sprog, street child, toddler, tot, urchin, waif, wonder child, yearling


Part holonymchild's body









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