Definitions for: Minion

[n] a servile or fawning dependant

Webster (1913) Definition: Min"ion, n.
Minimum. [Obs.] --Burton.

Min"ion, n. [F. mignon, fr. OHG. minni love, G. minne;
akin to E. mind. See Mind, and cf. Mignonette.]
1. A loved one; one highly esteemed and favored; -- in a good
sense. [Obs.]

God's disciple and his dearest minion. --Sylvester.

Is this the Athenian minion whom the world Voiced so
regardfully? --Shak.

2. An obsequious or servile dependent or agent of another; a
fawning favorite. --Sir J. Davies.

Go, rate thy minions, proud, insulting boy! --Shak.

3. (Print.) A small kind of type, in size between brevier and
nonpareil. [hand] This line is printed in minion type.

4. An ancient form of ordnance, the caliber of which was
about three inches. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.

Min"ion, a. [See 2d Minion.]
Fine; trim; dainty. [Obs.] ``Their . . . minion dancing.''

See Also: dependant, dependent

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