Minor vs Stickle - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between minor and stickle
is that minor
is a person who is below the legal age of majority, consent, criminal responsibility or other adult responsibilities and accountabilities while stickle
is (uk|dialect) a shallow rapid in a river.
As verbs the difference between minor and stickle
is that minor
is to choose or have an area of secondary concentration as a student in a college or university while stickle
is (obsolete) to act as referee or arbiter; to mediate.
As an adjective minor
is of little significance or importance.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
* minour (obsolete)
Of little significance or importance.
- The physical appearance of a candidate is a minor factor in recruitment.
(music) Of a scale which has lowered scale degrees three, six, and seven relative to major, but with the sixth and seventh not always lowered
- There is now such an immense "microliterature" on hepatics that, beyond a certain point I have given up trying to integrate (and evaluate) every minor paper published—especially narrowly floristic papers.
(music) being the smaller of the two intervals denoted by the same ordinal number
- a minor scale.
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A person who is below the legal age of majority, consent, criminal responsibility or other adult responsibilities and accountabilities.
A subject area of secondary concentration of a student at a college or university, or the student who has chosen such a secondary concentration.
* I had so many credit hours of English, it became my minor .
* I became an English minor .
(mathematics) determinant of a square submatrix
- It is illegal to sell weapons to minors under the age of eighteen.
* (law) adult
To choose or have an area of secondary concentration as a student in a college or university.
* I had so many credit hours of English, I decided to minor in it.
(obsolete) To act as referee or arbiter; to mediate.
To argue or struggle (for).
* 1897 , Henry James, What Maisie Knew :
To raise objections; to argue stubbornly, especially over minor or trivial matters.
(obsolete) To separate, as combatants; hence, to quiet, to appease, as disputants.
- ‘She has other people than poor little you to think about, and has gone abroad with them; so you needn't be in the least afraid she'll stickle this time for her rights.’
(obsolete) To intervene in; to stop, or put an end to, by intervening.
* Sir Philip Sidney
- Which [question] violently they pursue, / Nor stickled would they be.
(obsolete) To separate combatants by intervening.
- They ran to him, and, pulling him back by force, stickled that unnatural fray.
(obsolete) To contend, contest, or altercate, especially in a pertinacious manner on insufficient grounds.
- When he [the angel] sees half of the Christians killed, and the rest in a fair way of being routed, he stickles betwixt the remainder of God's host and the race of fiends.
- Fortune, as she's wont, turned fickle, / And for the foe began to stickle .
- for paltry punk they roar and stickle
- the obstinacy with which he stickles for the wrong
(UK, dialect) A shallow rapid in a river.
(UK, dialect) The current below a waterfall.
* W. Browne
- Patient anglers, standing all the day / Near to some shallow stickle or deep bay.