1 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" [ant: major]
2 lesser in scope or effect; "had minor differences"; "a minor disturbance" [ant: major]
3 inferior in number or size or amount; "a minor share of the profits"; "Ursa Minor" [ant: major]
4 of a scale or mode; "the minor keys"; "in B flat minor" [ant: major]
6 of lesser seriousness or danger; "suffered only minor injuries"; "some minor flooding"; "a minor tropical disturbance" [ant: major]
7 of your secondary field of academic concentration or specialization [ant: major]
8 of the younger of two boys with the same family name; "Jones minor" [syn: minor(ip)]
9 warranting only temporal punishment; "venial sin" [syn: venial]
10 limited in size or scope; "a small business"; "a newspaper with a modest circulation"; "small-scale plans"; "a pocket-size country" [syn: modest, small, small-scale, pocket-size, pocket-sized] n : a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters" [syn: child, kid, youngster, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, fry, nestling]
- A person who is below the legal age of responsibility or accountability.
- A subject area of secondary concentration of a student at a college or university, or the student
who has chosen such a secondary concentration.
- I had so many credit hours of English, it became my minor.
- I became an English minor.
- Danish: mindreårig (1)
- Dutch: minderjarige (1) m|f
- Afrikaans: minderjarige (1) m|f
- French: mineur (1)
- Spanish: menor (1)
- I protrude
Minor means "not important", and in Latin "smaller". It may also may refer to:
academic specialty, adolescent, area, average, baby, back-burner, boy, budding, callow, casual, child, classical education, common, core curriculum, course, course of study, curriculum, demeaning, dependent, dewy, dinky, disadvantaged, discipline, dispensable, dominant, elective, fair, field, fledgling, general education, general studies, girl, green, growing, hopeful, humanities, humble, immaterial, immature, impubic, in the shade, inappreciable, inconsequential, inconsiderable, indifferent, inessential, inexperienced, infant, inferior, infra dig, ingenuous, innocent, insignificant, intact, irrelevant, juicy, junior, juvenal, juvenile, key, key signature, keynote, lad, laddie, lass, lassie, less, lesser, liberal arts, light, little, low, lower, lowly, major, major key, mediant, mediocre, medium, middling, minute, modest, naive, negligible, new-fledged, nonessential, not vital, obscure, one-horse, ordinary, paltry, pedal point, petit, petty, picayune, piddling, proseminar, pubescent, quadrivium, raw, refresher course, ripening, sapling, sappy, schoolboy, schoolgirl, scientific education, second rank, second string, second-rate, secondary, seminar, servile, shoestring, slight, slip, small, small-beer, small-fry, small-time, smaller, specialty, sprig, stripling, study, sub, subaltern, subdiscipline, subdominant, subject, submediant, subordinate, subservient, subsidiary, subtonic, supertonic, technical, technical education, teenager, teener, teenybopper, tender, third rank, third string, tonality, tonic, tonic key, trifling, trivial, trivium, two-bit, unadult, underage, underprivileged, undeveloped, undistinguished, unessential, unfledged, unformed, unimportant, unimpressive, unlicked, unmellowed, unnoteworthy, unnoticeable, unripe, unseasoned, vernal, virginal, vulgar, ward, young hopeful, young person, younger, youngest, youngling, youngster, youth