Definition of Minion

1. Noun. A servile or fawning dependant.

Generic synonyms: Dependant, Dependent



Definition of Minion

1. n. Minimum.

2. n. A loved one; one highly esteemed and favored; -- in a good sense.

3. a. Fine; trim; dainty.

Definition of Minion

1. Noun. A loyal servant of another, usually more powerful being. ¹

2. Noun. A sycophantic follower ¹

3. Noun. (context: Biblical tradition) An order of angel in Christian angelology, ranked above angels and below thrones. ¹

4. Adjective. Favoured, beloved; "pet". ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Minion

1. a servile follower [n -S]

Minion Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Minion Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Minion

minimums
minimumweight
minimus
minimuses
minimuseum
minimuseums
minimusical
minimusicals
minimyosin
mining
mining bee
mining company
mining engineer
mining geology
minings
minion (current term)
minionette
minionettes
minioning
minions
minionship
miniorchestra
minious
miniparade
miniparades
minipark
miniparks
minipill
minipills
miniplacental alkaline phosphatase

Literary usage of Minion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"Man 's his own minion; Man 's his sacred Type ; And for Man's sake he loues his Workmanship. Sylvester, tr. of Du Kartas'a Weeks, 1. 7. 2. ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"Behold how Cypris with a fond caress Beguiling for her minion race of Troy Some long-robed Argive to desert her home 510 Hath scratch'd against the broach ..."

3. The Voyages of the English Nation to America by Richard Hakluyt (1890)
"made shift and followed the minion in a small boat, the rest to be had of inforced to abide the mercie of the Spaniards (which Small hope whicn tne little ..."

4. The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries of the English by Richard Hakluyt (1907)
"... n of July 1564. for the setting foorth of a voyage to Guinea, with the minion of the Queens, the John Baptist of London, and the Merline of M. Gonson. ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1900)
"340-1). in 1595 ; in 1588 he commanded Ms father's ship the minion. The name has been very commonly written Winter and Wintour ; the admiral himself, ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Minion

Search for Minion on Dictionary.com!Search for Minion on Thesaurus.com!Search for Minion on Google!Search for Minion on Wikipedia!