Lesser or smaller in amount, extent, or size.
Lesser in importance, rank, or stature
a minor politician.
Lesser in seriousness or danger
a minor injury.
(Law) Not having reached legal adulthood.
Chiefly British Relating to or being the younger or junior of two pupils with the same surname.
Of or relating to a secondary area of academic specialization.
(Logic) Dealing with a more restricted category.
Relating to or being a minor scale.
Less in distance by a half step than the corresponding major interval.
Based on a minor scale
a minor key.
One that is lesser in comparison with others of the same class.
(Law) One who has not reached legal adulthood.
A secondary area of specialized academic study, requiring fewer courses or credits than a major.
One studying in a secondary area of specialization
She is a physics minor.
A minor premise.
A minor term.
(Music) A minor key, scale, or interval.
minors(Sports) The minor leagues of a sport, especially baseball.
To pursue academic studies in a minor field
minored in music.
Of little significance or importance.
The physical appearance of a candidate is a minor factor in recruitment.
(music) Of a scale which has lowered scale degrees three, six, and seven relative to major, but with the sixth and seventh not always lowered
a minor scale
(music) being the smaller of the two intervals denoted by the same ordinal number
A person who is below the legal age of majority, consent, criminal responsibility or other adult responsibilities and accountabilities.
It is illegal to sell weapons to minors under the age of eighteen.
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.
(mathematics) determinant of a square submatrix
A younger brother (especially at a public school).
(zoology) A small worker in a leaf-cutter ant colony, sized between a minim and a media.
(logic) The term of a syllogism which forms the subject of the conclusion.
To choose or have an area of secondary concentration as a student in a college or university.
a young person of either sex;
she writes books for children
they're just kids
`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters
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
lesser in scope or effect;
had minor differences
a minor disturbance
inferior in number or size or amount;
a minor share of the profits
of a scale or mode;
the minor keys
in B flat minor
not of legal age;
of lesser seriousness or danger;
suffered only minor injuries
some minor flooding
a minor tropical disturbance
of your secondary field of academic concentration or specialization
of the younger of two boys with the same family name;
warranting only temporal punishment;
limited in size or scope;
a small business
a newspaper with a modest circulation
a pocket-size country
Inferior in bulk, degree, importance, etc.; less; smaller; of little account; as, minor divisions of a body.
Less by a semitone in interval or difference of pitch; as, a minor third.
A person of either sex who has not attained the age at which full civil rights are accorded; an infant; in England and the United States, one under twenty-one years of age.
The minor term, that is, the subject of the conclusion; also, the minor premise, that is, that premise which contains the minor term; in hypothetical syllogisms, the categorical premise. It is the second proposition of a regular syllogism, as in the following: Every act of injustice partakes of meanness; to take money from another by gaming is an act of injustice; therefore, the taking of money from another by gaming partakes of meanness.
A Minorite; a Franciscan friar.