English definition of “minute”
/ˈmɪnɪt/ noun [C]
60 SECONDS › a period of time equal to 60 seconds: It'll take you thirty minutes to get to the airport. She was ten minutes late for her interview. "Did you have a good holiday?" "Yes, thanks. I enjoyed every minute of it." a thirty-minute journey
SHORT TIME › a very short period of time: It'll only take a minute to call him. I'll be with you in a minute. She died within minutes of (= very soon after) the attack.
(at) any minute › very soon: Her train should be arriving any minute.
the last minute › the latest time possible: The concert was cancelled at the last minute.
the minute (that) › as soon as: I'll tell you the minute we hear any news.
Wait/Just a minute; Hold on a minute. › used when asking someone to wait for a short time: Just a minute - I've left my coat in the restaurant. › used when you disagree with something that someone has said or done: Hold on a minute, Pete! I never said you could borrow my car.