minimus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n minimus the fifth digit; the little finger or little toe
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Minimus A being of the smallest size.
    • Minimus (Anat) The little finger; the fifth digit, or that corresponding to it, in either the manus or pes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n minimus A being of the smallest size.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Minimus (Shak.) a being of the smallest size
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See Minim
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. minime—L. minimus, minima, the smallest.

Usage

In literature:

In many LITTLE things I have had luck: I think of taking for my motto, MAXIMUS IN MINIMIS, ET MINIMUS IN MAXIMIS.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XX. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Friedrich is not to be Overwhelmed: The Seven-Years War Gradually Ends--25th April, 1760-15th February, 1763." by Thomas Carlyle
You must not come back here, Freeland minimus.
"The Freelands" by John Galsworthy
JONES MINIMUS passes, laden with tarts.
"The Christmas Books" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Prunella, Betula, Ranunculus minimus, Carex, Mimulus!
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Jimmy says he thought there must he something the matter with Jones minimus, he was so gloomy.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, May 16, 1917." by Various
Jimmy took off his coat and gave it to Jones minimus, who danced for sheer delight.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 5, 1916" by Various
Hear that, Curzon minimus?
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
It is called "minimus" because it is the smallest Earth-star.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Behold then QUEX MINIMUS busy as a chronicler in your service.
"Punch, or The London Charivari, Vol. 150, April 19, 1916" by Various
Pedes tribus digitis anticis; uno postico; digitus interior minimus; exterior ad basin medio connexus; hallux productus validus.
"Zoological Illustrations, Volume I" by William Swainson
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In news:

The Clamshell exercise works your gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus.
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from President Bushus Minimus, that all Americans should shop.
Maximus/ Minimus , pork on the move.
Sitting so often leads to a lack of strength in the muscles of the glutes: the gluteus medius, gluteus minimus and gluteus medius.
Ah, but the making of the Minimus, New Balance's ultra-lightweight road shoe, was anything but simple.
The Fly Trap exercise works your back, abs, obliques, gluteus maximus, gluteus minimus, gluteus medius, and legs.
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