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When Ronald Reagan was elected I was on a bus traveling with a band in France. I wrote a little arrangement of The Star Spangled Banner in a minor key.
Carla Bley

Meaning of "minor" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MINOR

From Latin: less, smaller; related to Old High German minniro smaller, Gothic minniza least, Latin minuere to diminish, Greek meiōn less.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MINOR

minor  [ˈmaɪnə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MINOR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Minor is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb minor in English.

WHAT DOES MINOR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Minor

Minor may refer to: ▪ Minor, a person under the age of majority or another age restriction ▪ Minor, one class of chord, interval, key, or scale ▪ Academic minor, a secondary field of study in undergraduate education...

Definition of minor in the English dictionary

The first definition of minor in the dictionary is lesser or secondary in amount, extent, importance, or degree. Other definition of minor is of or relating to the minority. Minor is also below the age of legal majority.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO MINOR

PRESENT

Present
I minor
you minor
he/she/it minors
we minor
you minor
they minor
Present continuous
I am minoring
you are minoring
he/she/it is minoring
we are minoring
you are minoring
they are minoring
Present perfect
I have minored
you have minored
he/she/it has minored
we have minored
you have minored
they have minored
Present perfect continuous
I have been minoring
you have been minoring
he/she/it has been minoring
we have been minoring
you have been minoring
they have been minoring
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I minored
you minored
he/she/it minored
we minored
you minored
they minored
Past continuous
I was minoring
you were minoring
he/she/it was minoring
we were minoring
you were minoring
they were minoring
Past perfect
I had minored
you had minored
he/she/it had minored
we had minored
you had minored
they had minored
Past perfect continuous
I had been minoring
you had been minoring
he/she/it had been minoring
we had been minoring
you had been minoring
they had been minoring
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will minor
you will minor
he/she/it will minor
we will minor
you will minor
they will minor
Future continuous
I will be minoring
you will be minoring
he/she/it will be minoring
we will be minoring
you will be minoring
they will be minoring
Future perfect
I will have minored
you will have minored
he/she/it will have minored
we will have minored
you will have minored
they will have minored
Future perfect continuous
I will have been minoring
you will have been minoring
he/she/it will have been minoring
we will have been minoring
you will have been minoring
they will have been minoring
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would minor
you would minor
he/she/it would minor
we would minor
you would minor
they would minor
Conditional continuous
I would be minoring
you would be minoring
he/she/it would be minoring
we would be minoring
you would be minoring
they would be minoring
Conditional perfect
I would have minor
you would have minor
he/she/it would have minor
we would have minor
you would have minor
they would have minor
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been minoring
you would have been minoring
he/she/it would have been minoring
we would have been minoring
you would have been minoring
they would have been minoring
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you minor
we let´s minor
you minor
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to minor
Past participle
minored
Present Participle
minoring
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MINOR


aligner
əˈlaɪnə
Carolina
ˌkærəˈlaɪnə
china
ˈtʃaɪnə
designer
dɪˈzaɪnə
diner
ˈdaɪnə
eyeliner
ˈaɪˌlaɪnə
Freightliner
ˈfreɪtˌlaɪnə
gold-miner
ˈɡəʊldˌmaɪnə
hemina
hɪˈmaɪnə
liner
ˈlaɪnə
mina
ˈmaɪnə
miner
ˈmaɪnə
myna
ˈmaɪnə
mynah
ˈmaɪnə
Regina
rɪˈdʒaɪnə
salina
səˈlaɪnə
signer
ˈsaɪnə
Steiner
ˈstaɪnə
underminer
ˌʌndəˈmaɪnə
vagina
vəˈdʒaɪnə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MINOR

minor arcana
minor axis
minor canon
minor key
minor league
minor mode
minor orders
minor planet
minor premise
Minor Prophets
minor seventh
minor seventh chord
minor suit
minor term
Minorca
Minorcan
minoritaire
Minorite
minorities

WORDS THAT END LIKE MINOR

Asia Minor
Canis Minor
distrainor
Friar Minor
Friars Minor
Kohinor
Leo Minor
mainor
melodic minor
pectoralis minor
relative minor
signed minor
spinor
Syrtis Minor
Ursa Minor

Synonyms and antonyms of minor in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MINOR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «minor» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of minor

Translation of «minor» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MINOR

Find out the translation of minor to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of minor from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «minor» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

较小的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

menor
570 millions of speakers

English

minor
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नाबालिग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ثَانَوِيٌّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

малозначительный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

secundário
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গৌণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mineur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kecil
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unbedeutend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

小さい方の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사소한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Suntingan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thứ yếu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சிறிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अल्पवयीन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

küçük
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

minore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mniejszy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

менший
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

minor
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

ασήμαντος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

klein
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mindre
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mindre
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of minor

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MINOR»

The term «minor» is very widely used and occupies the 1.117 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MINOR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «minor» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «minor» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about minor

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «MINOR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word minor.
1
Kathy Acker
We get on the bandwagon in all sorts of ways - you know minor ways and major ways - like what you've just encountered which isn't censorship exactly, it was something sort of uglier in a way.
2
Richie Allen
I don't know how the 'Richie' started. My name is Richard, and they called me Dick in the minor leagues.
3
Steven Amsterdam
You walk into someone's house and they're dying, or they've got a family member who is dying. Your needs are minor; you're there to serve and to advise and to educate. You're not there to provide yourself.
4
Kevin Barry
In the early nineties, I was a cub reporter on a city newspaper in Limerick, and assigned to the courthouse there. One day, an old detective sergeant came and whispered to me in the press pit. He pointed out a young offender, a teenager who was up for stealing a car or something relatively minor, and said, 'See this kid? He'll kill.'
5
Peter Bart
It's only in relatively recent years that Hollywood became the playground of multinational corporations which regard movies and TV shows as a minor irritant to their overall activity.
6
Peter Benchley
There was a minor burst of macho nuttiness after 'Jaws' came out, in which people would go off in shark tournaments and come back holding the bloody heads of these animals and say, 'Look what I did.' But they've been doing that for hundreds of thousands of years anyway.
7
Carla Bley
When Ronald Reagan was elected I was on a bus traveling with a band in France. I wrote a little arrangement of The Star Spangled Banner in a minor key.
8
Pierre Bourdieu
The point of my work is to show that culture and education aren't simply hobbies or minor influences. They are hugely important in the affirmation of differences between groups and social classes and in the reproduction of those differences.
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Pierre Bourdieu
The point of my work is to show that culture and education aren't simply hobbies or minor influences.
10
William Throsby Bridges
Disenchantment, whether it is a minor disappointment or a major shock, is the signal that things are moving into transition in our lives.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MINOR»

Discover the use of minor in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to minor and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Bach: Mass in B Minor
The Mass in B Minor is arguably Bach's greatest single work. John Butt gives an absorbing account of the work's genesis, its historical context, and its reception by later generations.
John Butt, 1991
2
Attalid Asia Minor: Money, International Relations, and the ...
This book is the first full-length study to be dedicated to the political economy of the Attalid kingdom of Pergamon, focusing in particular on its financial administration, international relations, and the functioning of the state.
Peter Thonemann, 2013
3
The Minor Prophets: An Exegetical and Expository Commentary
Combining three volumes in one, this affordable edition brings noted evangelical scholars together to offer an authoritative, evangelical treatment of the minor prophets.
Thomas Edward McComiskey, 2009
4
Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature
In Kafka Deleuze and Guattari free their subject from his (mis)intrepreters.
Gilles Deleuze, 1986
5
Interpreting the Minor Prophets
This study surveys the structure, message, and theological themes of each of the twelve minor prophets.
Robert B. Chisholm, 1990
6
Minor Angels
In a postcataclysmic world, a group of old crones who oppose the forces of capitalism as they reestablish themselves creates an avenging grandson out of rags, who, instead of crushing capitalism, finds himself seduced by its charms.
Antoine Volodine, 2004
7
Guitar Secrets: Harmonic Minor Revealed
Legendary guitarist and educator Don Mock exposes the closely-guarded "secret" soloing techniques of jazz and rock giants, revealing easy ways to create ultra-cool sounding lines and patterns by substituting simple harmonic minor patterns ...
Don Mock, 1998
8
Preaching from the Minor Prophets: Texts and Sermon Suggestions
An excellent guide to the books of the Minor Prophets, this volume is unique for its theological depth. It was written to provide clergy with the tools to once again preach from these important texts with confidence and relevancy.
Elizabeth Rice Achtemeier, 1998
9
Bach, the Mass in B Minor: The Great Catholic Mass
The book also traces the history of the work after Bach's death, addresses specific issues of performance practice and investigates the qualities that give the B-Minor Mass its universal appeal.
George B. Stauffer, 2003
10
The Anglo-Saxon Minor Poems
From a consideration of the effect of stimulants, such as caffeine and nicotine, and the reasons and consequences of their sudden popularity in the seventeenth century, the book moves to a discussion of more modern stimulants, such as ...
Elliott Van Kirk Dobbie, 1942

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MINOR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term minor is used in the context of the following news items.
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Minor League Team Finally Explains Why It Apologized For Corey …
Minor league promotions are a mixed bag. For every gloriously bizarre event like “bring your badger to the ballpark” or whatever, there's a 4-H ... «Deadspin, Jul 15»
2
Ex-Tiger Chamberlain signs minor-league deal with Jays
The Blue Jays have signed former Tigers right-handed reliever Joba Chamberlain to a minor-league contract. Chamberlain, 29, was released ... «The Detroit News, Jul 15»
3
After minor league season, Yankees prospect to report for service
Most minor leaguers will take some time off after the season. Return home. Go on a vacation. See their families. New York Yankees prospect ... «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»
4
Minor league team to play game as 'Fresno Tacos,' complete with …
The fifth installment of Fresno's “Taco Truck Throwdown” takes place in August, and as usual, it will be held at the city's ballpark during a game ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
5
Minor league roundup: Harris fans two in rehab assignment
Here's how the Cardinals' minor league affiliates performed in last night's games: Class AAA Memphis 9, New Orleans 0. Third baseman Jacob ... «STLtoday.com, Jul 15»
6
Rangers minor-league report: Hanser Alberto extends hitting streak …
Texas Rangers shortstop Hanser Alberto (68) scores his first run on a single by Leonys Martin (2) in the seventh inning against the Boston Red ... «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»
7
Firefighters suffer minor injuries in blaze at Staten Island motel
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A civilian and four firefighters suffered minor injuries in a fire that burned through a three-story Midland Beach motel ... «SILive.com, Jul 15»
8
Vice President Joe Biden recovering after minor bruise suffered …
Vice President Joe Biden is on the mend from a minor bruise after a little canine roughhousing. Biden was seen on Monday with a dark, ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
9
Minor earthquake rumbles Rhode Island
Randy Baldwin, a geophysicist for the U.S. Geological Survey, says the magnitude 2.3 earthquake struck the Providence area at about 3:45 ... «NEWS10 ABC, Jul 15»
10
Kinston's Grainger Stadium close to finalizing Minor League …
"Minor League Baseball wins, hopefully, Major League Baseball wins, the City of Kinston wins, and more importantly the fans win, and this is ... «WITN, Jul 15»

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