Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun minute

6 senses of minute

Sense 1
minute, min -- (a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour; "he ran a 4 minute mile")
       => time unit, unit of time -- (a unit for measuring time periods)

Sense 2
moment, mo, minute, second, bit -- (an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit")
       => time -- (an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities); "he waited a long time"; "the time of year for planting"; "he was a great actor in his time")

Sense 3
moment, minute, second, instant -- (a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began")
       => point, point in time -- (an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave")

Sense 4
minute, arcminute, minute of arc -- (a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree)
       => angular unit -- (a unit of measurement for angles)

Sense 5
minute -- (a short note; "the secretary keeps the minutes of the meeting")
       => note -- (a brief written record; "he made a note of the appointment")

Sense 6
hour, minute -- (distance measured by the time taken to cover it; "we live an hour from the airport"; "its just 10 minutes away")
       => distance -- (the property created by the space between two objects or points)

Antonyms of adj minute

2 senses of minute

Sense 1
infinitesimal, minute -- (infinitely or immeasurably small; "two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm"; "reduced to a microscopic scale")

INDIRECT (VIA small, little) -> large, big -- (above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world")
INDIRECT (VIA small, little) -> large, big -- (above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world")

Sense 2
minute, narrow -- (characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination; "a minute inspection of the grounds"; "a narrow scrutiny"; "an exact and minute report")

INDIRECT (VIA careful) -> careless -- (marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful; "careless about her clothes"; "forgotten by some careless person"; "a careless housekeeper"; "careless proofreading"; "it was a careless mistake"; "hurt by a careless remark")

Similarity of adj minute

2 senses of minute

Sense 1
infinitesimal, minute -- (infinitely or immeasurably small; "two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm"; "reduced to a microscopic scale")
       => small (vs. large), little (vs. big) -- (limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group")

Sense 2
minute, narrow -- (characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination; "a minute inspection of the grounds"; "a narrow scrutiny"; "an exact and minute report")
       => careful (vs. careless) -- (exercising caution or showing care or attention; "they were careful when crossing the busy street"; "be careful to keep her shoes clean"; "did very careful research"; "careful art restorers"; "careful of the rights of others"; "careful about one's behavior")

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