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miniskirt a very short skirt.
minister a person authorized to perform or assist with religious ceremony and worship; pastor. [4 definitions]
ministerial pertaining to a religious ministry or minister, or to the affairs of a minister of state.
minister plenipotentiary a diplomatic representative endowed with full authority to act or speak on behalf of his or her country.
ministrant attending to; ministering. [2 definitions]
ministration the process of rendering aid or service. [2 definitions]
ministry the duties and functions of a religious minister. [5 definitions]
minivan a small, box-shaped passenger van with side windows, often having removable or folding seats for increased cargo room.
miniver a white fur, esp. ermine, used for trimming garments such as ceremonial robes.
mink any of several small, carnivorous North American mammals that are related to the weasel, that have short legs, partly webbed feet, and a pointed snout, and that live near water. [3 definitions]
minke whale a small, fast-moving whale having furrows on its light belly and throat and a dorsal fin.
minnesinger a German lyric poet or troubadour of the late Middle Ages.
Minnesota a Midwestern U.S. state on the Canadian border between Wisconsin and the Dakotas. (abbr.: MN)
minnow any of several varieties of small, freshwater fish that are related to the carp. [2 definitions]
minor being of lesser importance or seriousness than others of the same kind. [7 definitions]
minority a segment or amount consisting of less than half the total. (Cf. majority.) [4 definitions]
minor league any league of professional sports teams in the United States that is not considered a major league, esp. in baseball.
minor order one of the four clerical ranks in the Roman Catholic Church. (Cf. major order.)
minor scale any diatonic musical scale in which there is a half-step between the second and third tones of the corresponding major scale.
minor suit in bridge, diamonds or clubs. (Cf. major suit.)
Minoru Yasui an American of Japanese descent who, during World War II, was one of few Japanese-Americans to openly violate curfew restrictions and defy the relocation orders of the U.S. Government. He challenged the constitutionality of the application of curfews to people based on their ethnicity, and his case eventually went to the Supreme Court, where he was unanimously ruled against in Yasui v. United States in 1943, in a companion case to Hirabayashi v. United States (b.1915--d.1986).