# minus

### preposition

### adjective

### noun

## Origin of minus

## Related Words for minus

negative, less, deficient, smaller, defective, from, lacking, without, diminished## Examples from the Web for minus

### Contemporary Examples of minus

Normally, 434 members (minus Michael Grimm who resigned) would vote for Speaker.

After all, 2009 was miserable: minus 798,000, minus 701,000, minus 826,000, and so on.

In person, Messina is a bit like Danny, minus the curmudgeon qualities.

She reads aloud: “You plus me (minus Julie) equals true love!”

Strategy decisions are made by the Skip but everyone weighs in, creating a kaffeeklatsch on the sheet (minus the coffee).

### Historical Examples of minus

The "a" was misplaced, the "W" minus its lower right-hand corner.

The Film of FearArnold Fredericks

Temperature: minus two hundred and twenty degrees Fahrenheit.

Equation of DoomGerald Vance

In 1783 he died the death of Diogenes, minus the wit of the cynic.

The Memoires of Casanova, CompleteJacques Casanova de Seingalt

O'Mally handed him the exact amount, minus the lira for the button.

The Lure of the MaskHarold MacGrath

It is also called a "minus" glass, while the magnifying glass is called a "plus" glass.

A Handbook of HealthWoods Hutchinson