Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To lessen or cause to seem to be less.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To diminish; to lessen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To lessen; diminish; render fewer or smaller.
  • To become less; grow fewer or smaller.

Etymologies

From Middle English menuse, from Middle French menusier, from Latin minutiare. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This is Link as he appears in games like the minish cap, wind waker, phantom hourglass and spirit tracks.

    Toon Link Papercraft | Papercraft Paradise | PaperCrafts | Paper Models | Card Models

  • Now so it is, that whoso heareth these tidings sayeth, that no such an one as was Sigurd was left behind him in the world, nor ever was such a man brought forth because of all the worth of him, nor may his name ever minish by eld in the Dutch Tongue nor in all the Northern Lands, while the world standeth fast.

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • I got a hint from my mom in Japan to steam the frozen unagi in foil with sake in a frying pan for a bit 10 minish, then finish with pouring scolding hot water and close up the foil, to wash away the excess grease.

    Tuna Toast

  • And the officers of the children of Israel did see that they were in evil case, after it was said, Ye shall not minish ought from your bricks of your daily task.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • And the officers of the children of Israel did see that they were in evil case, after it was said, Ye shall not minish aught from your bricks of your daily task.

    Exodus 5.

  • The contribution of articles to this compilation does not di - minish the rights of the authors.

    EUFON Vol. 2 No. 1

  • This one might therefore di - minish the male actor's ardor.

    Unicorn Point

  • To minish thereafter, and once more the king's self

    The Tale of Beowulf Sometime King of the Folk of the Weder Geats

  • It can create and set going new desires and habits, it can minish and repress old ones, because this idea carries, with its transcendent conception, the dynamic quality which belongs to the idea of perfect power.

    Preaching and Paganism

  • But as for her she neither refuseth the hated bridal, nor hath the heart to make and end; so they devour and minish my house; and ere long will they make havoc likewise of myself.

    Book XVI

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