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Definition of Minim

Minim

  1. Anything very minute; as, the minims of existence; -- applied to animalcula; and the like.
  2. The smallest liquid measure, equal to about one drop; the sixtieth part of a fluid drachm.
  3. A small fish; a minnow.
  4. A little man or being; a dwarf.
  5. One of an austere order of mendicant hermits of friars founded in the 15th century by St. Francis of Paola.
  6. A time note, formerly the shortest in use; a half note, equal to half a semibreve, or two quarter notes or crotchets.
  7. A short poetical encomium.
  8. Minute.