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Definition 1: a young person of either sex - [noun denoting person]

Samples where minor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she writes books for children
  • they're just kids
  • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster

Synonyms for minor in the sense of this definition

(minor is a kind of ...) a young person, not fully developed

(... is a kind of minor ) a homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned

"street children beg or steal in order to survive"

(... is a kind of minor ) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child

(... is a kind of minor ) a child afflicted by some disease or deformity whose picture is used on posters to raise money for charitable purposes

"she was the poster child for muscular dystrophy"

(... is a kind of minor ) a child who attends a preschool or kindergarten

(... is a kind of minor ) a word used for misbehaving children

"don't be a silly"

(... is a kind of minor ) a child

(... is a kind of minor ) a young child

(... is a kind of minor ) poor and often mischievous city child

(... is a kind of minor ) a young child who is small for his age

(... is a kind of minor ) a child who has lost both parents

(... is a kind of minor ) informal term for a young child

(... is a kind of minor ) one who is playfully mischievous

(... is a kind of minor ) a child who is raised by foster parents

(... is a kind of minor ) a prodigy whose talents are recognized at an early age

"Mozart was a child prodigy"

(... is a kind of minor ) a child secretly exchanged for another in infancy

(... is a kind of minor ) a robust child

(... is a kind of minor ) a child: son or daughter

(minor is a part of ...) the body of a human child

Definition 2: have as one's secondary field of study - [verb of cognition]

Samples where minor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in collee she minored in mathematics

(minor is a kind of ...) be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning

Definition 3: inferior in number or size or amount - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where minor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a minor share of the profits
  • Ursa Minor

(... are attributes of minor) being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts

"when the vote was taken they were in the minority" "he held a minority position"

Definition 4: lesser in scope or effect - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where minor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • had minor differences
  • a minor disturbance

Definition 5: not of legal age - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where minor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • minor children

Synonyms for minor in the sense of this definition

(minor belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 6: (of a scale or mode) having half steps between the second and third degrees, and (usually) the fifth and sixth degrees, and the seventh and eighth degrees - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where minor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the minor keys
  • in B flat minor

(minor belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 7: of your secondary field of academic concentration or specialization - [adjective denoting all]

Definition 8: of lesser importance or stature or rank - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where minor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a minor poet
  • had a minor part in the play
  • a minor official
  • many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen
  • minor back roads

(minor is similar to ...) of little importance or influence or power; of minor status

"a minor, insignificant bureaucrat" "peanut politicians"

(minor is similar to ...) not of major importance

"played a secondary role in world events"

Definition 9: of lesser seriousness or danger - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where minor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • suffered only minor injuries
  • some minor flooding
  • a minor tropical disturbance

Definition 10: of the younger of two boys with the same family name - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where minor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Jones minor

(minor is similar to ...) younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service

(minor belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 11: relatively moderate, limited, or small - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where minor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a small business
  • a newspaper with a modest circulation
  • small-scale plans
  • a pocket-size country

Synonyms for minor in the sense of this definition

(minor is similar to ...) small in range or scope

"limited war" "a limited success" "a limited circle of friends"

Definition 12: warranting only temporal punishment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where minor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • venial sin

Synonyms for minor in the sense of this definition

(minor is similar to ...) admitting of being pardoned

(minor belongs to category ...) the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth

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