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min \min.\ n. An abbreviation for minute, a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour.

Syn: minute, min.[abbrev.].


Etymology 1 abbr. (alternative form of min. English) Etymology 2

  1. (context obsolete or UK dialectal Scotland English) less. alt. (context obsolete or UK dialectal Scotland English) less. Etymology 3

    n. (context obsolete English) memory; remembrance. Etymology 4


  2. 1 (context transitive obsolete English) To bring to the mind of; remind. 2 (context transitive obsolete English) To remember. 3 (context transitive obsolete English) To mention. Etymology 5

    n. minimum

  1. n. a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour; "he ran a 4 minute mile" [syn: minute]

  2. any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province [syn: Min dialect, Fukien, Fukkianese, Hokkianese, Amoy, Taiwanese]

  3. an Egyptian god of procreation

Min (god)

Min (Egyptian mnw) is an ancient Egyptian god whose cult originated in predynastic times (4th millennium BCE). He was represented in many different forms, but was often represented in male human form, shown with an erect penis which he holds in his left hand and an upheld right arm holding a flail. As Khem or Min, he was the god of reproduction; as Khnum, he was the creator of all things, "the maker of gods and men".


Min or MIN may refer to:

Min (Ten Kingdoms)

Min was one of the Ten Kingdoms which was in existence between the years of 909 and 945. It existed in a mountainous region of modern-day Fujian province of China and had a history of quasi-independent rule. Its capital was Fuzhou. It was founded by Wang Shenzhi.

Min (ship)

The Min is a modern working copy of an Ancient Egyptian ship of Hatshepsut's time, built for the BBC documentary The Pharaoh Who Conquered the Sea. It was named after the Egyptian fertility god Min.

Min (singer)

Lee Min-young (; Hanja: 李玟暎), better known as Min, is a South Korean idol singer and actress. She is the lead vocalist of the girl group Miss A which is under JYP Entertainment. Before debuting with Miss A, Min had some notable recognition in South Korea and some parts of America for being "Lil Jon's protege".

Min (Korean name)

Min is an uncommon Korean family name. as well as a common syllable in Korean given names.

Min (surname)

Min is the Mandarin pinyin and Wade–Giles romanization of the Chinese surname written in simplified Chinese and in traditional Chinese. It is romanized Man in Cantonese. Min is listed 132nd in the Song dynasty classic text Hundred Family Surnames. As of 2008, it is the 193rd most common surname in China, shared by 520,000 people.

Usage examples of "min".

Min more than half-expected her to demand Bryne let them walk away on the instant.

Aggitj prowled along the rails, staring down into the cuprous blue-green, willing the Sea Min to appear, urgently needing release for the energy pent up in them.

She kept the darter on Telka and made sure the Min knew she was keeping an eye on her.

The boat swung away from the main knot of the Min, diping east again, cutting yet farther into the cultivated lands, then it rounded a rocky knoll and started west.

Purple dregs were about as dreggy as they came, yabbos what barely came up to the min standards for being losers.

That coppery skin made the gracefully beautiful woman in dark bronze silk Demira Eriff, the Brown sister who Min had reported had taken to her bed.

Fent and Tarn, before Min had threatened to punch their lights out, and even Fent had recognized someone potentially more violent than himself and had mumbled what amounted, almost, to an apology.

Poloniensis obiit: natus anno 1530 die 13 Januarii, hora quarta mane min.

Apu was the Panopolis or Chemmis of the Greeks, the town of the god Min or ithyphallic Khimu.

Steve Meerson, Peter Krikes, Harve Bennett, and Nicholas Meyer from a story by Leonard Nimoy and Harve Bennett, directed by Leonard Nimoy, 1986, 120 min.

Min who wears breeches once Leane makes you into a perfect ElMindreda.

Pockets bulging with scribbled notes, Antryg and Seldes Katne ran Aunt Min to earth in the Council chamber.

Aes Sedai unknown to Min, wearing the shawl of the Brown Ajah, accompanied a stout woman in finely woven red wool to the doors.

Min looked up when Yai staggered into the room, tripping on the fur he was wrapped in.

Pallah and the stray Min who were sprinkled about, salt to season the blander NeMin.