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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


2. minor lesser in scope or effect

SamplesHad minor differences.
A minor disturbance.


3. minor inferior in number or size or amount

SamplesA minor share of the profits.
Ursa Minor.



4. minor of a scale or mode

SamplesThe minor keys.
In B flat minor.

Domain categorymusic


5. minor not of legal age

SamplesMinor children.

Synonymsnonaged, underage

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law


6. minor of lesser seriousness or danger

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


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


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

SamplesJones minor.


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


9. minor warranting only temporal punishment

SamplesVenial sin.



Domain categorydivinity, theology


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


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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