from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who minds, tends, or watches something such as a child, a machine, or cattle; a keeper
- n. A personal bodyguard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who minds, tends, or watches something, as a child, a machine, or cattle.
- n. One to be attended; specif., a pauper child intrusted to the care of a private person.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who minds, attends to, or takes care of anything; a caretaker.
- n. One who is minded or taken care of; specifically, a pauper child intrusted by the poorlaw authorities to the care of a private person.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone (usually in totalitarian countries) who is assigned to watch over foreign visitors
- n. a person who looks after babies (usually in the person's own home) while the babys' parents are working
Corey, teaming up with Kate Mayfield, his minder from the Bureau, sets out to track the Lion, figure out what hes up to this time, and, with all the reckless panache of a homicide cop turned loose to play James Bond, save the free world from unspeakable perils.
It would have been friendly (though probably a little longer) even without the "minder" - it just doesn't make sense to play "gotchya" if you want to learn anything from, or communicate anything to, influence brokers.
The consultant always gets an in-house minder aka the organization's Project Manager to negotiate admin and, more importantly, internal political issues.
COOPER: Our minder was a friendly young man who explained he was there to help us.
COOPER (voice over): Our minder was a friendly young man who explained he was there to help us.
COOPER (voice-over): Our minder was a friendly young man who explained he was there to help us.
Catherine picked up the phone in the conference room and called her minder, a British press officer called Paul Bennett.
BT has put up the price of making a daytime call; the so-called "connection fee" that is involved in putting a call through from a BT line; the call minder answerphone service and the monthly line rental charge.
The "down there" mentioned by the minder was a broad boulevard with barricades across the street.
The type of person who makes doing this a career, generally speaking, is not a risk-taker, but rather what I would call a "minder": someone who gets a lot of gratification from the liminted power of minding the store.