Definitions of minute

  1. a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree
  2. immeasurably small
  3. distance measured by the time taken to cover it; " we live an hour from the airport"; " its just 10 minutes away"
  4. infinitely or immeasurably small; " two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm"; " reduced to a microscopic scale"
  5. a particular point in time; " the moment he arrived the party began"
  6. a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/ 60th of an hour; " he ran a 4 minute mile"
  7. a short note; " the secretary keeps the minutes of the meeting"
  8. an indefinitely short time; " wait just a moment"; " it only takes a minute"; " in just a bit"
  9. characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination; " a minute inspection of the grounds"; " a narrow scrutiny"; " an exact and minute report"
  10. The sixtieth part of an hour; sixty seconds. ( Abbrev. m.; as, 4 h. 30 m.)
  11. The sixtieth part of a degree; sixty seconds ( Marked thus ( '); as, 10Á 20').
  12. A nautical or a geographic mile.
  13. A coin; a half farthing.
  14. A very small part of anything, or anything very small; a jot; a tittle.
  15. A point of time; a moment.
  16. The memorandum; a record; a note to preserve the memory of anything; as, to take minutes of a contract; to take minutes of a conversation or debate.
  17. A fixed part of a module. See Module.
  18. Of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or marking successive minutes.
  19. To set down a short sketch or note of; to jot down; to make a minute or a brief summary of.
  20. Very small; little; tiny; fine; slight; slender; inconsiderable.
  21. Attentive to small things; paying attention to details; critical; particular; precise; as, a minute observer; minute observation.
  22. The sixtieth part of an hour or a degree; a moment; a memorandum.
  23. Very small; precise; trifling; exact.
  24. Minutely.
  25. Minuteness.
  26. A memorandum.
  27. Very small: extremely slender or little: of small consequence: slight: attentive to small things: particular: exact.
  28. The sixtieth part of an hour: the sixtieth part of a degree: an indefinitely small space of time: a brief jotting or note:- pl. a brief report of the proceedings of a meeting.
  29. To make a brief jotting or note of anything.
  30. The sixtieth part of an hour; a brief note.
  31. To make a brief note of.
  32. Very small; trivial; exact.
  33. Exceedingly small; very exact; punctilious.
  34. The 60th part of an hour, or of a degree.
  35. Official records.
  36. Very small; attending to small things; particular.
  37. A small portion of time, the sixtieth part of an hour; the sixtieth part of a degree; a brief jotting or note to aid the memory.
  38. To jot down a short note or memorandum.
  39. Extremely small or slender; little; diminutive; attentive to small things; exact in details.
  40. A small portion of time or duration; the sixtieth part of an hour; the sixtieth part of a degree; a small space of time; in arch., the sixtieth part of the lower portion of a column; a short sketch or note of an agreement; an outline or brief report in writing of the proceedings of any meeting or society.
  41. To put down in writing an outline of the proceedings of a meeting or society.

Usage examples for minute

  1. The girl come in at the minute – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  2. One minute Mr. Kittredge. – The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush by Francis Lynde
  3. Would you mind going on just a minute – The-Brick-Moon-and-Other-Stories by Hale, Edward Everett
  4. I cried just one minute – The Higher Court by Mary Stewart Daggett
  5. I can only stay a minute but I will go. – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells
  6. Just you wait one minute now! – Ma Pettengill by Harry Leon Wilson
  7. Stay here a minute until I come for you. – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
  8. " No, listen a minute – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  9. For a minute I didn't know where I was. – The Hated by Frederik Pohl
  10. " In a minute babies," called Honora. – The Precipice by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
  11. The next minute Cosmo entered, saying the horse was dead. – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  12. Not just for a minute – Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley
  13. I don't believe we'll wait another minute – Jimmy, Lucy, and All by Sophie May
  14. The child thought a minute – Jewel A Chapter In Her Life by Clara Louise Burnham
  15. Clematis thought a minute – Clematis by Bertha B. Cobb Ernest Cobb
  16. You look as young as Johnnie this minute – The Power and the Glory by Grace MacGowan Cooke
  17. Come, own up this minute – The Man from Snowy River by Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson
  18. Everything's come at the right minute – The World For Sale, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  19. I will write to her this very night, for there is not a minute to be lost. – The Daughters of a Genius by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  20. She did not stay here a minute sir. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood