What does the word minus mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • ( 1) Less: indicated by a dash (-). ( 2) Negative.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Deprived of; lacking.

Usage examples for minus

  1. " If you'd had that grip on you, I guess you'd have thought it was the real thing," says I. " But here's a little tip I want to pass on to you: Don't go spreadin' this josh business around the lot, or your show'll be minus a star act. – Shorty McCabe by Sewell Ford
  2. Noticing only that he had a magnificent string of fish, she held her basket toward him in desperation, feeling that she must redeem her word to Kizzie, and save her from the housekeeper's wrath, and Uncle Fred from a meal minus the fish, for which he had a special liking. – Peggy-Alone by Mary Agnes Byrne
  3. Miles Burton stood six feet, minus shoes. – Marjorie Dean College Freshman by Pauline Lester
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