minute noun, verb definition, meaning - what is minute noun, verb in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “minute”

See all translations

minute

noun uk   us   /ˈmɪn.ɪt/

minute noun (TIME)

A1 [C] (written abbreviation min.) one of the 60 parts that an hour is divided into, consisting of 60 seconds: a 20-minute bus ride It takes me 20 minutes to get to work. The train leaves at three minutes to eight, so we'd better get there a few minutes before then.A2 [C] used in spoken English to mean a very short time: Hang on/Wait a minute - I just have to get my bag. Just a minute - I'll be with you when I've finished this. I won't be a minute (= I will be ready soon). When you've got a minute, I'd like a brief word with you.
More examples

minute noun (MESSAGE)

the minutes [plural] the written record of what was said at a meeting: Could you take/do (= write) the minutes, Daniel? The minutes of the last meeting were approved unanimously (= everyone agreed that they were correct). [C] mainly UK formal an official message from one person to another in an organization: I've just received a minute from Clark authorizing the purchase of six more computers.

minute noun (ANGLE)

[C] specialized mathematics any of the 60 parts that the degrees of any angle are divided into

minute

verb [T] uk   us   /ˈmɪn.ɪt/
to make a written record of what is said at a meeting: The chairman is minuted as having said that profits had fallen to an all-time low.
(Definition of minute noun, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of minute?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “minute” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

airwaves

the radio waves used for broadcasting radio and television programmes, or, more generally, radio or television broadcasting time

Word of the Day

They sometimes go here and they never go there: using adverbs of frequency

by Liz Walter,
April 29, 2015
Sometimes, always, often, never: these are some of the most common words in English.  Unfortunately, they are also some of the words that cause the most problems for students. Many of my students put them in the wrong place, often because that’s where they go in their own languages. They say things

Read More 

e-juice noun

April 27, 2015
the liquid content in an e-cigarette, which includes nicotine and may be flavoured in various ways Contestants…suck on a modified vaper until they’ve filled their chest cavity with enough vaporised nicotine “e-juice” to shoot out a belch of white smoke upwards of 4ft long.

Read More