babyminder vs minder what difference

what is difference between babyminder and minder


English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aɪndə(ɹ)

Noun

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 monitor assigned by the authorities to someone, such as a foreign visitor (to exercise control over their contacts with the populace) or a journalist or someone who is speaking to journalists (to monitor and control what they say).
    • 1982, Paul Eddy, ‎Magnus Linklater, ‎Peter Gillman, The Falklands War (page 212)
      The twenty-eight journalists who sailed with the task force were accompanied by seven censors or ‘minders’ from the MoD, as well as by military press officers attached to each unit.
    • 2005, Roger V. Seifert, Tom Sibley, United They Stood: The Story of the UK Firefighters’ Dispute 2002-4 (Lawrence & Wishart Limited):
      Once again the employers, now closely gripped by Central Government minders, offered 4 % now and 7 % in one year’s time, and all tied to modernisation. This was not what the FBU had bargained for. So the strike started.
    • 2008, Poor George’s Almanac: A 2008 Calendar (→ISBN), page 101:
      Pieter Tans, a 20-year National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) employee, was told not to use the phrase ‘climate change’ in paper titles and abstracts for the Seventh International Carbon Dioxide Conference. When an official flew in from Washington to be present for an interview Tans gave to the BBC, Mr. Tans wondered why a U.S. government “minder”, reminiscent of Iraq under Saddam Hussein, was required.
    • 2009, Thomas Rid, ‎Marc Hecker, War 2.0: Irregular Warfare in the Information Age (page 83)
      Rear Admiral John Woodward, the operational commander, summarized the instructions to the six MoD minders as “co-operation, yes; information, no.”
    • 2015, Tony Harcup, Journalism: Principles and Practice, SAGE (→ISBN), page 79:
      [] some other journalists were becoming “embedded” with the military as one way of reporting from the front: living with the military, [] and reporting under military restrictions. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, embedded reporters tended to adopt the perspective of their hosts and minders, as US journalist Gordon Dillow later admitted []
    • 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.
  4. (obsolete) One who is taken care of, such as a pauper child in the care of private person; a ward.

Synonyms

  • protector
  • guardian

Translations

Anagrams

  • remind

Crimean Tatar

Etymology

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Noun

minder

  1. A cushion.

Declension


Danish

Noun

minder

  1. indefinite plural of minde

Verb

minder

  1. present of minde

Dutch

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɪndər

Determiner

minder

  1. comparative degree of weinig; less, fewer

Adverb

minder

  1. comparative degree of weinig; less

Derived terms

  • minderheid
  • minderwaardig

Adjective

minder (used only predicatively, not comparable)

  1. worse, not as good
  2. less fortunate
Descendants
  • Negerhollands: minder

German

Etymology

From Middle High German minder, minner, minre, from Old High German minniro, from Proto-Germanic *minnizô, comparative of adjective deriving from Proto-Indo-European *mey- (small). Originally the comparative form of min, of which the superlative is mindesten.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɪndɐ]

Adjective

minder (superlative mindesten)

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

Declension

Derived terms

  • mehr oder minder
  • minderwertig
  • nichtsdestominder

Further reading

  • “minder” in Duden online

Indonesian

Etymology

From Dutch minderwaardig (inferior, third-rate).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪn.dər/
  • Hyphenation: min‧dêr

Adjective

minder

  1. (colloquial) inferior.
    Synonym: rendah diri

Further reading

  • “minder” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Alternative forms

  • minders

Etymology

Same as mindre (less).

Conjunction

minder

  1. (rare) unless
    Synonym: med mindre

Adverb

minder

  1. (rare) else, otherwise
    Synonym: elles

References

  • “minder” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • mindre

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Ottoman Turkish مندر(minder).

Noun

minder m (Cyrillic spelling миндер)

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

Declension


Turkish

Pronunciation

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

Noun

minder (definite accusative minderi, plural minderler)

  1. cushion
  2. (sports) mat

Declension


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