1. [ adjective ] of lesser importance or stature or rank

"a minor poet" "had a minor part in the play" "a minor official" "many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen" "minor back roads"

Related terms: major insignificant secondary
2. [ adjective ] lesser in scope or effect

"had minor differences" "a minor disturbance"

Related terms: major
3. [ adjective ] inferior in number or size or amount

"a minor share of the profits" "Ursa Minor"

Related terms: major minority
4. [ noun ] a young person of either sex (between birth and puberty)
Synonyms: child kid youngster tike fry nipper tiddler tyke small_fry nestling shaver

"she writes books for children" "they're just kids" "`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters"

Related terms: juvenile urchin orphan kiddy changeling boy_wonder buster preschooler pickaninny schoolchild silly toddler foster_child waif imp foster-child bairn sprog peanut poster_child child's_body
5. [ adjective ] (law) not of legal age
Synonyms: underage nonaged

"minor children"

Related terms: major law
6. [ adjective ] (music) of a scale or mode

"the minor keys" "in B flat minor"

Related terms: major music
7. [ adjective ] (theology) warranting only temporal punishment
Synonyms: venial

"venial sin"

Related terms: theology pardonable
8. [ adjective ] of lesser seriousness or danger

"suffered only minor injuries" "some minor flooding" "a minor tropical disturbance"

Related terms: major
9. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1014
10. [ adjective ] (British) of the younger of two boys with the same family name

"Jones minor"

Related terms: UK junior
11. [ adjective ] of your secondary field of academic concentration or specialization
Related terms: major
12. [ adjective ] limited in size or scope
Synonyms: small pocket-size small-scale pocket-sized modest

"a small business" "a newspaper with a modest circulation" "small-scale plans" "a pocket-size country"

Related terms: limited
Similar spelling:   Minner