Definition of "minus" []

  • Mathematics Reduced by the subtraction of; less: Ten minus four is six. (preposition)
  • Informal Without: I went to work minus my ID. (preposition)
  • Mathematics Negative or on the negative part of a scale: a minus value; minus five degrees. (adjective)
  • Ranking on the lower end of a designated scale: a grade of A minus. (adjective)
  • Mathematics The minus sign (-). (noun)
  • Reduced by the subtraction of (preposition)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Deprived of; lacking (preposition)
  • Indicating or involving subtraction (adjective)
  • Having a value or designating a quantity less than zero (adjective)
  • On the negative part of a scale or coordinate axis (adjective)
  • Involving a disadvantage, harm, etc (adjective)
  • Slightly below the standard of a particular grade (adjective)
  • Designating the strain of a fungus that can only undergo sexual reproduction with a plus strain (adjective)
  • Denoting a negative electric charge (adjective)
  • A negative quantity (noun)
  • A disadvantage, loss, or deficit (noun)
  • Something detrimental or negative (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "minus" in a sentence
  • "Sobey's will carry your groceries and load your car for you, even in minus 40!"
  • "The minus is because I think they should've done a bigger stimulus."
  • "The minus is only - they've accomplished an awful lot."