verb (used with object), min·ut·ed, min·ut·ing.
- minus cyclophoria,
- minus sight,
- minus sign,
- minus tick,
- minute gun,
- minute hand,
- minute mark,
- minute steak,
- minute volume
Origin of minute1
Examples from the Web for minutes
At some point, show creator Mark Burnett made the diabolical decision to extend the show to 120 minutes.Donald Trump Fires Woman For Not Calling Bill Cosby|Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Within minutes, it seems, of the disclosures of these tragic events, large numbers of people chose a side and stuck to it.
Scalise spoke about taxes and government slush funds for a mere 15 minutes, Knight said.
Minutes before an airplane hit the water, an alert would go out.Red Tape and Black Boxes: Why We Keep ‘Losing’ Airliners in 2014|Clive Irving|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
About 45 minutes past our interview time, the studio flack summons me.
So I still beg for the minutes: your walks take up hours enough.Piano and Song|Friedrich Wieck
Beat the yolks of the eggs for 10 minutes with the sugar and lemon rind.The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book|Thomas R. Allinson
Minutes are taken and, if signed at the meeting or the next ensuing meeting, are made evidence.
Lives of men hung in the balance, and minutes seem hours then.Heroes of the Goodwin Sands|Thomas Stanley Treanor
From there leads a zone 20 sea miles wide west of 22 degrees 30 minutes eastern longitude into Greek territorial waters.
Word Origin for minute
Word Origin for minute
"record of proceedings," c.1710, perhaps from Latin minuta scriptura "rough notes," literally "small writing;" see minute (adj.). Minute "rough draft" is attested from c.1500.
"sixtieth part of an hour or degree," late 14c., from Old French minut (13c.) or directly from Medieval Latin minuta "minute, short note," from Latin minuta, noun use of fem. of minutus "small, minute" (see minute (adj.)). In Medieval Latin, pars minuta prima "first small part" was used by mathematician Ptolemy for one-sixtieth of a circle, later of an hour (next in order was secunda minuta, which became second (n.)). German Minute, Dutch minuut also are from French. Used vaguely for "short time" from late 14c. As a measure expressing distance (travel time) by 1886. Minute hand is attested from 1726.
early 15c., "chopped small," from Latin minutus "little, small, minute," past participle of minuere "to lessen, diminish" (see minus). Meaning "very small in size or degree" is attested from 1620s. Related: Minutely; minuteness.
see at the last minute; every minute counts; just a minute; mile a minute; wait a minute.