minder

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English mynder, mendowre (one who has a good memory; bears in mind; watches over; a keeper); equivalent to mind +‎ -er.

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minder (plural minders)

  1. One who minds, tends, or watches something such as a child, a machine, or cattle; a keeper
  2. (Britain) A personal bodyguard.
  3. A guide assigned by the authorities to foreign visitors so as to exercise control over their contacts with the populace.
    • 2010 Oct, Tim Butcher, “Our Man in Liberia”, in History Today, volume 60, number 10, page 10-17:
      Throughout Greene's writing he repeatedly refers to dodging government control in Liberia, first by entering the country incognito and then by completing his journey without government minders.
    • 2016, Anna Fifield, I went to North Korea and was told I ask too many questions, The Washington Post (May 11, 2016):
      Was she really ill? Was she really a patient? We will never know. Suddenly, it was time to go and our minders were herding us back onto the bus.

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Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

minder

  1. A cushion.

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

minder

  1. plural indefinite of minde

Verb[edit]

minder

  1. present tense of minde

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch minre, from Old Dutch minniro, from Proto-Germanic *minnizô, comparative of adjective deriving from Proto-Indo-European *minu- (small).

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minder

  1. comparative degree of weinig; less, fewer

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minder

  1. comparative degree of weinig; less

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minder (used only predicatively, not comparable)

  1. worse, not as good
    De aardappelen waren heerlijk, maar de biefstuk was minder.
    The potatoes were delicious, but the steak was not as good.
  2. less fortunate
    We hebben de wedstrijd gewonnen, maar ik heb wel mijn enkel verzwikt, dus dat is minder.
    We won the competition, but I did sprain my ankle, so that's less fortunate.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German minder, minner, minre, from Old High German minniro. Originally the comparative form of min, of which the superlative is mindesten.

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minder (superlative mindesten)

  1. (now formal) comparative degree of wenig
  2. (now formal) comparative degree of gering

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish مندر (minder).

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minder m (Cyrillic spelling миндер)

  1. mat
  2. cushion
  3. divan (furniture)

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Turkish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /minˈder/
  • Hyphenation: min‧der

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minder (definite accusative minderi, plural minderler)

  1. cushion
  2. (sports) mat

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