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Big vs. Minute — What's the Difference?

Big vs. Minute — What's the Difference?

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Big

Of considerable size or extent
Big staff cuts
Big buildings
Her big hazel eyes

Minute

The minute is a unit of time usually equal to 1/60 (the first sexagesimal fraction) of an hour, or 60 seconds. In the UTC time standard, a minute on rare occasions has 61 seconds, a consequence of leap seconds (there is a provision to insert a negative leap second, which would result in a 59-second minute, but this has never happened in more than 40 years under this system).

Big

Of considerable importance or seriousness
It's a big decision
His biggest problem is money
He made a big mistake

Minute

A unit of time equal to one sixtieth of an hour, or 60 seconds.

Big

Generous
‘I'm inclined to take pity on you.’ ‘That's big of you!’
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Minute

A unit of angular measurement equal to one sixtieth of a degree, or 60 seconds. Also called arcminute, minute of arc.

Big

Praise or recommend something highly
The record's been on the streets a while now, but it's still worth bigging up

Minute

A measure of the distance one can cover in a minute
Lives ten minutes from school.

Big

The major league in a professional sport
The day he made it to the bigs, he forgot every minor league ballpark he ever played in

Minute

A short interval of time; moment.

Big

Of considerable size, number, quantity, magnitude, or extent; large.

Minute

A specific point in time
Stop that this minute!.

Big

Having great strength or force
A big wind.
In a big rage.

Minute

A note or summary covering points to be remembered; a memorandum.

Big

Of great significance; momentous
A big decision.
A big victory.

Minute

Minutes An official record of the proceedings of a meeting.

Big

Mature or grown-up
Big enough to take the bus by herself.

Minute

To record in a memorandum or the minutes of a meeting.

Big

Older or eldest. Used especially of a sibling
My big brother is leaving for college next week.

Minute

Exceptionally small; tiny.

Big

Filled up; brimming over
Felt big with love.

Minute

Not worthy of notice; insignificant
A minute problem.

Big

Bountiful; generous
Had a big heart.

Minute

Characterized by careful scrutiny and close examination
Held a minute inspection of the grounds.

Big

Pregnant
Big with child.

Minute

A unit of time equal to sixty seconds (one-sixtieth of an hour).
You have twenty minutes to complete the test.

Big

Having or exercising considerable authority, control, or influence
A big official.
A big chief.

Minute

(informal) A short but unspecified time period.
Wait a minute, I’m not ready yet!

Big

Conspicuous in position, wealth, or importance; prominent
A big figure in the peace movement.

Minute

A unit of angle equal to one-sixtieth of a degree.
We need to be sure these maps are accurate to within one minute of arc.

Big

Loud and firm; resounding
A big voice.

Minute

A (usually formal) written record of a meeting or a part of a meeting.
Let’s look at the minutes of last week’s meeting.

Big

(Informal) Widely liked, used, or practiced; popular
"The Minneapolis indie-rock band was big in the blogosphere, beloved by hipsters, and unknown to pretty much everyone else" (Robert Levine).

Minute

A unit of purchase on a telephone or other similar network, especially a cell phone network, roughly equivalent in gross form to sixty seconds' use of the network.
If you buy this model, you’ll get 100 free minutes.

Big

(Informal) Self-important; cocky
You're too big for your own good.

Minute

A point in time; a moment.

Big

In a pretentious or boastful way
Talked big about the new job.

Minute

A nautical or a geographic mile.

Big

With considerable success
Made it big with their recent best-selling album.

Minute

An old coin, a half farthing.

Big

In a thorough or unmistakable way; emphatically
Failed big at the box office.

Minute

(obsolete) A very small part of anything, or anything very small; a jot; a whit.

Big

Of great size, large.
Elephants are big animals, and they eat a lot.

Minute

(architecture) A fixed part of a module.

Big

(informal) Fat.
Gosh, she is big!

Minute

A while or a long unspecified period of time
Oh, I ain't heard that song in a minute!

Big

Large with young; pregnant; swelling; ready to give birth or produce.
She was big with child.

Minute

(transitive) Of an event, to write in a memo or the minutes of a meeting.
I’ll minute this evening’s meeting.

Big

(informal) Well-endowed, possessing large breasts in the case of a woman or a large penis in the case of a man.
Whoa, Nadia has gotten pretty big since she hit puberty.

Minute

To set down a short sketch or note of; to jot down; to make a minute or a brief summary of.

Big

(informal) Adult; (of a child) older.
Kids should get help from big people if they want to use the kitchen.
We were just playing, and then some big kids came and chased us away.
She did it all on her own like a big girl.

Minute

Very small.
They found only minute quantities of chemical residue on his clothing.

Big

Old, mature. Used to imply that somebody is too old for something, or acting immaturely.

Minute

Very careful and exact, giving small details.
The lawyer gave the witness a minute examination.

Big

.informal Mature, conscientious, principled; generous.
That's very big of you; thank you!
I tried to be the bigger person and just let it go, but I couldn't help myself.

Minute

The sixtieth part of an hour; sixty seconds. (Abbrev. m. or min.; as, 4 h. 30 m.
Four minutes, that is to say, minutes of an hour.

Big

(informal) Important or significant.
What's so big about that? I do it all the time.

Minute

The sixtieth part of a degree; sixty seconds (Marked thus (´); as, 10° 20´).

Big

Popular.
That style is very big right now in Europe, especially among teenagers.

Minute

A nautical or a geographic mile.

Big

(of a city) Populous.

Minute

A coin; a half farthing.

Big

(informal) Used as an intensifier, especially of negative-valence nouns
You are a big liar.
Why are you in such a big hurry?

Minute

A very small part of anything, or anything very small; a jot; a tittle.
Minutes and circumstances of his passion.

Big

Operating on a large scale, especially if therefore having undue or sinister influence.
There were concerns about the ethics of big pharma.
Big money
Big Tech, Big Steel (large or influential tech or steel companies)
Big Science (science performed by large terms, of large scope, with government or corporate funding)

Minute

A point of time; a moment.
I go this minute to attend the king.

Big

Enthusiastic (about).
I'm not big on the idea, but if you want to go ahead with it, I won't stop you.

Minute

The memorandum; a record; a note to preserve the memory of anything; as, to take minutes of a contract; to take minutes of a conversation or debate; to read the minutes of the last meeting.

Big

In a loud manner.

Minute

A fixed part of a module. See Module.

Big

In a boasting manner.
He's always talking big, but he never delivers.

Minute

Of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or marking successive minutes.

Big

In a large amount or to a large extent.
He won big betting on the croquet championship.

Minute

Very small; little; tiny; fine; slight; slender; inconsiderable; as, minute details.

Big

On a large scale, expansively.
You've got to think big to succeed at Amalgamated Plumbing.

Minute

Attentive to small things; paying attention to details; critical; particular; precise; as, a minute observer; minute observation.

Big

Hard.
He hit him big and the guy just crumpled.

Minute

To set down a short sketch or note of; to jot down; to make a minute or a brief summary of.
The Empress of Russia, with her own hand, minuted an edict for universal tolerance.

Big

An important or powerful person; a celebrity; a big name.

Minute

A unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour;
He ran a 4 minute mile

Big

(in the plural) The big leagues, big time.

Minute

An indefinitely short time;
Wait just a moment
It only takes a minute
In just a bit

Big

(university slang) A initiated member of a sorority who acts as a mentor to a new member (the little).

Minute

A particular point in time;
The moment he arrived the party began

Big

(BDSM) The participant in ageplay who acts out the older role.

Minute

A unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree

Big

One or more kinds of barley, especially six-rowed barley.

Minute

A short note;
The secretary keeps the minutes of the meeting

Big

To inhabit; occupy.

Minute

Distance measured by the time taken to cover it;
We live an hour from the airport
Its just 10 minutes away

Big

To locate oneself.

Minute

Infinitely or immeasurably small;
Two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm
Reduced to a microscopic scale

Big

To build; erect; fashion.

Minute

Immeasurably small

Big

To dwell; have a dwelling.

Minute

Characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination;
A minute inspection of the grounds
A narrow scrutiny
An exact and minute report

Big

Having largeness of size; of much bulk or magnitude; of great size; large.

Big

Great with young; pregnant; swelling; ready to give birth or produce; - often figuratively.
[Day] big with the fate of Cato and of Rome.

Big

Having greatness, fullness, importance, inflation, distention, etc., whether in a good or a bad sense; as, a big heart; a big voice; big looks; to look big. As applied to looks, it indicates haughtiness or pride.
God hath not in heaven a bigger argument.
I talked big to them at first.

Big

Barley, especially the hardy four-rowed kind.
"Bear interchanges in local use, now with barley, now with bigg."

Big

To build.

Big

Above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent;
A large city
Set out for the big city
A large sum
A big (or large) barn
A large family
Big businesses
A big expenditure
A large number of newspapers
A big group of scientists
Large areas of the world

Big

Significant;
Graduation was a big day in his life

Big

Of very great significance;
Deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision
A momentous event

Big

Conspicuous in position or importance;
A big figure in the movement
Big man on campus
He's very large in financial circles
A prominent citizen

Big

Very intense;
A bad headache
In a big rage
Had a big (or bad) shock
A bad earthquake
A bad storm

Big

Loud and firm;
A big voice
Big bold piano sounds

Big

Prodigious;
Big spender
Big eater
Heavy investor

Big

(of animals) fully developed;
An adult animal
A grown woman

Big

Marked by intense physical force;
A big wind

Big

Feeling self-importance;
Too big for his britches
Had a swelled head
He was swelled with pride

Big

Older brother or sister;
Big sister

Big

Exhibiting self-importance;
Big talk

Big

Generous and understanding and tolerant;
A heart big enough to hold no grudges
That's very big of you to be so forgiving
A large and generous spirit
A large heart
Magnanimous toward his enemies

Big

Given or giving freely;
Was a big tipper
The bounteous goodness of God
Bountiful compliments
A freehanded host
A handsome allowance
Saturday's child is loving and giving
A liberal backer of the arts
A munificent gift
Her fond and openhanded grandfather

Big

In an advanced stage of pregnancy;
Was big with child
Was great with child

Big

Extremely well;
His performance went over big

Big

In a boastful manner;
He talked big all evening

Big

On a grand scale;
Think big

Big

In a major way;
The play failed big at the box office

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