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Meaning of MINION

Pronunciation:  'minyun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a servile or fawning dependant

MINION is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: dependant, dependent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Min"ion\, n.
    Minimum. [Obs.] --Burton.
  2. \Min"ion\, n. [F. mignon, fr. OHG. minni love, G. minne;
    akin to E. mind. See {Mind}, and cf. {Mignonette}.]
    1. A loved one; one highly esteemed and favored; -- in a good
       sense. [Obs.]
             God's disciple and his dearest minion. --Sylvester.
             Is this the Athenian minion whom the world Voiced so
             regardfully?                          --Shak.
    2. An obsequious or servile dependent or agent of another; a
       fawning favorite. --Sir J. Davies.
             Go, rate thy minions, proud, insulting boy! --Shak.
    3. (Print.) A small kind of type, in size between brevier and
       nonpareil. [hand] This line is printed in minion type.
    4. An ancient form of ordnance, the caliber of which was
       about three inches. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
  3. \Min"ion\, a. [See 2d {Minion}.]
    Fine; trim; dainty. [Obs.] ``Their . . . minion dancing.''
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