1. [ noun ] a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour
Synonyms: min

"he ran a 4 minute mile"

Related terms: time_unit hour second
2. [ noun ] an indefinitely short time
Synonyms: moment second bit

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

Related terms: time blink_of_an_eye
3. [ adjective ] infinitely or immeasurably small
Synonyms: microscopic infinitesimal

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

Related terms: small
4. [ noun ] a particular point in time
Synonyms: moment instant second

"the moment he arrived the party began"

Related terms: point time climax pinpoint eleventh_hour moment_of_truth moment_of_truth psychological_moment
5. [ adjective ] immeasurably small
Synonyms: atomlike atomic
Related terms: microscopic
6. [ noun ] a short note

"the secretary keeps the minutes of the meeting"

Related terms: note
7. [ adjective ] characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination
Synonyms: narrow

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

Related terms: careful
8. [ noun ] a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree
Synonyms: minute_of_arc arcminute
Related terms: angular_unit degree second
9. [ noun ] distance measured by the time taken to cover it
Synonyms: hour

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

Related terms: distance
Similar spelling:   minuit