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Definitions of major

  1. have as one's principal field of study; "She is majoring in linguistics" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the principal field of study of a student at a university; "her major is linguistics" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject; "she is a linguistics major" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. greater in scope or effect; "a major contribution"; "a major improvement"; "a major break with tradition"; "a major misunderstanding" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (law) of full legal age; "major children" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (music) of a scale or mode; "major scales"; "the key of D major" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes; "his major field was mathematics" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. of greater importance or stature or rank; "a major artist"; "a major role"; "major highways" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. (British) of the elder of two boys with the same family name; "Jones major" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. of full legal age; "major children" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. of a scale or mode; "major scales"; "the key of D major" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. of greater seriousness or danger; "a major earthquake"; "a major hurricane"; "a major illness" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. of the elder of two boys with the same family name; "Jones major" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. 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
  17. Of greater dignity; more important. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Of full legal age. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Greater by a semitone, either in interval or in difference of pitch from another tone. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. An officer next in rank above a captain and next below a lieutenant colonel; the lowest field officer. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A person of full age. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. 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
  23. A mayor. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. 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.
  25. A military officer next in rank above a captain. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. A person of full age; military officer next above a captain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. Greater. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. Greater, as in number; principal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Normal; as, the major key. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. An officer next above a captain. 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. 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.
  35. Greater in number, quantity, or extent. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. 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.
  37. A person of full age; one who is no longer a minor; one who has attained the management of his own concerns and the enjoyment of his civic rights. In military law. The officer next in rank above a captain. thelawdictionary.org
  38. Of full legal age; adult. dictgcide_fs
  39. m[=a]'jur, adj. greater in number, quantity, or size: more important: (mus.) greater by a semitone.--n. a person of full age (21 years): an officer in rank between a captain and lieutenant-colonel.--v.i. to play the major, to talk big.--ns. MAJORAT (ma-zh[=o]-rä'), primogeniture; M[=A]'JORATE, M[=A]'JORSHIP, the office or rank of major: majority; M[=A]'JOR-D[=O]'MO, an official who has the general management in a large household: a general steward: a chief minister (Sp. mayor-domo, a house-steward--L. major, greater, domus, a house); M[=A]'JOR-GEN'ERAL, an officer in the army next in rank below a lieutenant-general; MAJOR'ITY, the greater number: the amount between the greater and the less number: full age (at 21): the office or rank of major.--MAJOR KEY (mus.), a key in which the semitones lie between the third and fourth, and seventh and eighth; MAJOR PREMISE (logic), the principal or major statement in a syllogism; MAJOR SCALE (see MAJOR KEY).--GO OVER TO, or JOIN, THE MAJORITY, to die; THE MAJORITY, the GREAT MAJORITY, the dead. [L., comp. of magnus.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  40. Officer next below lieutenant colonel& above captain. Hence majorship n. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  41. Greater (not foll. by than) of two things, classes, &c.; m. PROPHETS; m. epilepsy, epilepsy proper; (Log.) m. term (that enters into predicate of conclusion of syllogism), m. premiss (containing m. term); m. axis of conic section (passing through the foci); (Mus., of intervals) greater by chromatic semitone than minor intervals, as m. third, (of keys) in which scale has a m. third; m. part, majority (of); drum, sergeant, -m.; (in schools) Brown, Smith, m. (the elder or first to enter school); of full age; (n.) person of full age; m.-domo, chief official of Italian or Spanish princely household, (loosely) house-steward; m. -general, officer ranking below lieutenant-general. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  42. Log., ellipt. for)m. proposition or term (I deny your m.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  43. n. An officer next in rank above a captain and below a lieutenant-colonel;— a person of full age; by statute law one of 21 years complete ;- the first proposition of a regular syllogism Cabinet Dictionary

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