Minion
Get Minion essential facts below. View Videos or join the Minion discussion. Add Minion to your Like2do.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Minion

English

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Etymology

1490, from Middle French mignon ("lover, royal favourite, darling"), from Old French mignon ("dainty, pleasing, gentle, kind"), from Frankish *minnjo ("love, friendship, affection, memory"), from Proto-Germanic *minþij?, *mindij? ("affectionate thought, care"), from Proto-Indo-European *men- ("to think").

Pronunciation

Noun

minion (countable and uncountable, plural minions)

  1. A loyal servant of another, usually a more powerful being.
    • 2013 May-June, Kevin Heng, "Why Does Nature Form Exoplanets Easily?", in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 184:
      In the past two years, NASA's Kepler Space Telescope has located nearly 3,000 exoplanet candidates ranging from sub-Earth-sized minions to gas giants that dwarf our own Jupiter.
    The archvillain deployed his minions to simultaneously rob every bank in the city.
  2. A sycophantic follower.
  3. (obsolete) A loved one; one highly esteemed and favoured.
    • Sylvester
      God's disciple and his dearest minion
    • William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens, IV-III
      Is this the Athenian minion whom the world / Voiced so regardfully?
  4. (obsolete) An ancient form of ordnance with a calibre of about three inches.
    • 1647, Francis Beaumont, Philip Massinger, The Double Marriage (play), published 1717, page 19:
      Gun. My Cannons rung like Bells. Here's to my Mistress, The dainty sweet brass Minion: split their Fore-mast, She never fail'd.
  5. (uncountable, typography, printing) The size of type between nonpareil and brevier, standardized as 7-point.
  6. Obsolete form of minimum.
    • Robert Burton
      Of philosophers and scholars priscae sapientiae dictatores, I have already spoken in general terms, those superintendents of wit and learning, men above men, those refined men, minions of the muses,

Synonyms

Derived terms

Translations

Adjective

minion (comparative more minion, superlative most minion)

  1. (obsolete) Favoured, beloved; "pet".

Chuukese

Etymology

Borrowed from English million.

Numeral

minion

  1. (cardinal) million

  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

minion
 



 

Top US Cities

Like2do.com was developed using defaultLogic.com's knowledge management platform. It allows users to manage learning and research. Visit defaultLogic's other partner sites below:
PopFlock.com : Music Genres | Musicians | Musical Instruments | Music Industry