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.

Antonyms for minute

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Quotes of minute

  1. How is it they live in such harmony the billions of stars- when most men can barely go a minute without declaring war in their minds about someone they know. – Thomas Aquinas
  2. If you look at the themes that he struck from the minute he started running for president through today, there is a very high level of consistency, and there is a sense that he is who he is. Obama's governing is completely consistent with the way he campaigned and the themes on which he campaigned, the issues he highlighted, the vision he shared. – David Axelrod
  3. A mother is neither cocky, nor proud, because she knows the school principal may call at any minute to report that her child had just driven a motorcycle through the gymnasium. – Mary Kay Blakely
  4. We carry a new world here, in our hearts. That world is growing this minute – Buenaventura Durruti
  5. One really beautiful wrist motion, that is synchronised with your head and heart, and you have it. It looks as if it were born in a minute – Helen Frankenthaler
  6. I really enjoyed every minute of it. I mean, I've learned so much in the last week, I mean, just the way to play a real, real doubles. It was a great experience for me, and we had a lot of fun. – Daniela Hantuchova
  7. There were no jewelry hidden. Walt wanted this atmosphere: They were supposed to live here, they've been outside somewhere, but they could come back at any minute and catch us. – John Hench
  8. In the United States there has been a kind of a structure in the Modern art world. The New York School was nearly a coherent thing -for a minute – Howard Hodgkin
  9. I enjoy what I do every minute of the day, even when the going gets tough. When I first began writing, I used to work at a desk in the bedroom, of a small development house. My three sons all under the age of 3 would come running in and out of the room every minute – Evan Hunter
  10. As a real person, he wouldn't last a minute would he? But drama is about imperfection. And we've moved away from the aspirational hero. We got tired of it, it was dull. If I was House's friend, I would hate it. How he so resolutely refuses to be happy or take the kind -hearted road. But we don't always like morally good people, do we? – Hugh Laurie
  11. They were taking pictures and everything. When we got down off the plane, the minute Elvis made his appearance at the door of the plane, the screaming got even worse. – Minnie Pearl
  12. I think you start to prepare the minute you read something. – Sean Penn
  13. I can't remember that I ever had just a minute of stage fright. – Henry Rollins
  14. That got me thinking. Bon Jovi kills in Jersey. Just kills. We did Atlantic City this past winter and man, you wouldn't believe the intensity in that crowd. Can I just talk for a minute about how amazingly hot Heather is? – Richie Sambora
  15. The minute one utters a certainty, the opposite comes to mind. – May Sarton

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

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