Minim Min"im, n. [F. minime, L. minimus the least, smallest, a superl. of minor: cf. It. minima a note in music. See {Minor}, and cf. Minimum.] [1913 Webster] 1. Anything very minute; as, the minims of existence; -- applied to animalcula; and the like. [1913 Webster]

2. The smallest liquid measure, equal to about one drop; the sixtieth part of a fluid drachm, equal to one four-hundred-eightieth of a fluid ounce, or 0.06161 milliliter (U. S. measure) or 0.05919 milliliters (British measure). [1913 Webster +PJC]

3. (Zo["o]l.) A small fish; a minnow. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

4. A little man or being; a dwarf. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]

5. (Eccl. Hist.) One of an austere order of mendicant hermits or friars founded in the 15th century by St. Francis of Paola. [1913 Webster]

6. (Mus.) A time note, formerly the shortest in use; a half note, equal to half a semibreve, or two quarter notes or crotchets. [1913 Webster]

7. A short poetical encomium. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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