- 1a period of time equal to sixty seconds or a sixtieth of an hour
- 2a very short time
- 3a unit used in measuring the angular distance between celestial objects
Using minute: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "minute" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I'll be back in a minute.
The meeting will start in just a few minutes.
She was only a minute late.
He spoke for a full minute.
minute Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using minute
The storm could arrive any minute now.
Just a minute, I need to finish this email.
Wait a minute, I'm not finished yet.
Phrases with minute
He always does his homework at the last minute.
I'll be with you in a minute.
Can you take a minute to help me with this?
Origins of minute
from Middle English 'myneut', from Old French 'minut', from Latin 'minuta', feminine of 'minutus', meaning 'small'
Summary: minute in Brief
The term 'minute' [ˈmɪnɪt] refers to a period of time equal to sixty seconds or a sixtieth of an hour. It can also mean a very short time or a unit used in measuring the angular distance between celestial objects. Phrases like 'at the last minute,' 'in a minute,' and 'take a minute' are commonly used to indicate urgency or brevity.