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Definitions of major

  1. the principal field of study of a student at a university; "her major is linguistics" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject; "she is a linguistics major" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A military officer next in rank above a captain. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. A person of full age (21 years): an officer in rank between a captain and a lieutenant-colonel. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. A person of full age; military officer next above a captain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. An officer next above a captain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. An officer next in rank above a captain, and below a lieutenant-colonel; a person of full age to manage his own concerns; that premise of a syllogism which contains the major term. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. An officer in rank above a captain and below a lieutenant-colone; a head or superior; a person of full age. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. greater in number or size or amount; "a major portion (a majority) of the population"; "Ursa Major"; "a major portion of the winnings" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. greater in scope or effect; "a major contribution"; "a major improvement"; "a major break with tradition"; "a major misunderstanding" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. (law) of full legal age; "major children" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. (music) of a scale or mode; "major scales"; "the key of D major" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes; "his major field was mathematics" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. of greater importance or stature or rank; "a major artist"; "a major role"; "major highways" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. (British) of the elder of two boys with the same family name; "Jones major" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. of full legal age; "major children" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. of a scale or mode; "major scales"; "the key of D major" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. of greater seriousness or danger; "a major earthquake"; "a major hurricane"; "a major illness" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. of the elder of two boys with the same family name; "Jones major" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. Greater in number, quantity, or extent; as, the major part of the assembly; the major part of the revenue; the major part of the territory. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Of greater dignity; more important. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Of full legal age. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. An officer next in rank above a captain and next below a lieutenant colonel; the lowest field officer. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A person of full age. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. That premise which contains the major term. It its the first proposition of a regular syllogism; as: No unholy person is qualified for happiness in heaven [the major]. Every man in his natural state is unholy [minor]. Therefore, no man in his natural state is qualified for happiness in heaven [conclusion or inference]. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A mayor. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Greater in number, extent, dignity, or quality; as, the major part of a day; in music, a half tone higher than the minor. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. Greater: (logic) the term of a syllogism which forms the predicate of the conclusion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. Greater. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. Greater, as in number; principal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Normal; as, the major key. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Greater in number, quantity, or extent; an epithot applied to the modes in which the third is four semitones above the tonic or key-note, and to intervals consisting of four semitones; forming or containing the predicate of the conclusion of a syllogism. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. Greater in number, quantity, or extent. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for major

  1. I don't know, cried the Major I don't know. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  2. The major part is the early Chopin. – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker
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