MIN'ION, a. [infra.] Fine; trim; dainty. [Not used.]
MIN'ION, a. [infra.]
Fine; trim; dainty. [Not used.]
MIN'ION, n.1 [min'yon; Fr. mignon; It. mignone, a darling; from W. main, Fr. menu, small; W. mwyn, tender, gentle.]
A favorite; a darling; particularly, the favorite of a prince, on whom he lavishes his favors; one who gains favors by flattery or mean adulation.
Edward sent an army into Ireland, not for conquest, but to guard the person of his minion, Piers Gaviston. Davies.
The drowsy tyrant by his minions led. Swift.
MIN'ION, n.2 [W. main, Fr. menu, small; L. minor. See Mince.]
A small kind of printing types.
- A loved one; one highly esteemed and
favored; -- in a good sense.
- Fine] trim; dainty.
- An obsequious or servile dependent or
agent of another; a fawning favorite.
- A small kind of type, in
size between brevier and nonpareil.
- An ancient form of ordnance, the caliber
of which was about three inches.