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n. pl. min·is
1. Something that is distinctively smaller than other members of its type or class.
2. A miniskirt.

[From mini-. Sense 2, short for miniskirt.]

min′i adj.
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1. (Clothing & Fashion) (of a woman's dress, skirt, etc) very short; thigh-length
2. (prenominal) small; miniature
n, pl minis
something very small of its kind, esp a small car or a miniskirt
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(ˈmɪn i)

n., pl. min•is.
b. a garment with a miniskirt, esp. a dress.
3. anything small of its kind.
[1965–70; independent use of mini-, or by shortening of words with mini- as initial element]


a combining form with the meanings “of a small or reduced size” (minicar; minigun); “limited in scope, intensity, or duration” (miniboom; minicourse); (of clothing) “short, not reaching the knee” (minidress; miniskirt).
[by shortening of miniature, minimal, or minimum]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - a very short skirtmini - a very short skirt      
skirt - a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women - used of women's clothingmini - used of women's clothing; very short with hemline above the knee; "a mini dress"; "miniskirts"
combining form - a bound form used only in compounds; "`hemato-' is a combining form in words like `hematology'"
maxi - used of women's clothing having a hemline at the ankle; "wanted a maxi-length coat"; "a maxidress"
midi - used of women's clothing having a hemline at mid-calf; "midiskirts"; "wore her dresses midi length"
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سَيّارَه صَغيرَهصَغير، مُخْتَصَر
Minipínupilssmá-, lítill
mažalitražis automobilisminitrumpas sijonas
ļoti mazsminiminiatūrsminiautomobilis, ļoti maza mašīna


[ˈmɪnɪ] N (Aut) → Mini m


[ˈmɪnɪ] N (= miniskirt) → minifalda f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˈmɪni] n (also mini-skirt) → minijupe f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


nMinibar f
nKurzurlaub m
n Etat, der nur Teilbereiche bzw. nur einen Teil des Rechnungsjahres abdeckt, → Zwischenetat m
nKleinbus m
nMinicar m, → Kleintaxi nt
nMinikassette f
nMinicomputer m, → Kleinrechner m
n (Mus) → Minidisc f; mini playerMinidisc-Spieler m
nMinikleid nt


nMinipille f
n (esp US) → kleines Erdbeben, Erdstoß m
nKurzski m
nMinirock m
nZwergstaat m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


[ˈmɪnɪ] n (also miniskirt) → mini f inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(ˈmini) noun
1. short for miniskirt.
2. (with capital. ˌ) a type of small car.
(or part of a word) small. a mini dictionary; a minibus.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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