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minister a person authorized to perform or help at the religious services of some religions. [4 definitions]
mink a small mammal with dark brown fur, a long body, short legs, and a bushy tail. Mink live near water, where they hunt water animals. One kind of mink lives in Europe and Asia; another kind lives in North America. Mink are closely related to polecats, ferrets, and other weasels. [2 definitions]
Minnesota a state in the midwestern United States. Its capital is St. Paul. (abbreviated: MN)
minnow a small fish that lives in fresh water.
minor less important or serious than others of the same kind. [3 definitions]
minority a part or amount that is less than half the total. [2 definitions]
minor league any lower-level league than the major leagues in professional baseball in the United States.
minor scale any musical scale in which there is a half-step between the second and third tones and seventh and eighth tones.
minstrel a musician and poet who traveled from place to place to entertain people during the Middle Ages. [2 definitions]
mint1 a plant with a strong, pleasant smell whose leaves are used as a flavoring. Peppermint and spearmint are members of the mint family. [2 definitions]
mint2 a factory where money is manufactured by the government. [4 definitions]
minuend a number from which another number is subtracted.
minus made less by subtracting. [5 definitions]
minute1 a unit of time equal to sixty seconds or one sixtieth of an hour. (abbreviated: min.) [4 definitions]
minute2 very small in size or amount; tiny. [2 definitions]
minute hand the longer hand on a watch or a clock, which moves around the entire face once an hour and shows the minutes.
minuteman an American soldier of the Revolutionary War, who was ready to fight on a minute's notice.
miracle an event that cannot be explained by the known laws of nature and is thought to be caused by a power not of the earth. [2 definitions]
miraculous of the nature of a miracle. [2 definitions]
mirage an illusion in which something is seen in the distance but is not really there. A mirage often occurs in the desert or on hot pavement, creating the illusion of water. A mirage is caused when light is reflected by air masses of different temperatures.
mirror a smooth surface that reflects an image of whatever is in front of it. A mirror is usually made of glass with a coat of shiny metal on the back. [2 definitions]