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Major vs. Captain — What's the Difference?

Major vs. Captain — What's the Difference?

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Major

Major is a military rank of commissioned officer status, with corresponding ranks existing in many military forces throughout the world.
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Captain

The officer in command of a ship, aircraft, or spacecraft.
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Major

Important, serious, or significant
The use of drugs is a major problem
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Captain

A precinct commander in a police or fire department, usually ranking above a lieutenant and below a chief.
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Major

(of a scale) having intervals of a semitone between the third and fourth, and seventh and eighth degrees.
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Captain

The designated leader of a team or crew in sports.
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Major

(appended to a surname in public schools) indicating the elder of two brothers.
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Captain

A commissioned rank in the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps that is above first lieutenant and below major.
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Major

(of a term) occurring as the predicate in the conclusion of a categorical syllogism.
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Captain

One who holds this rank or a similar rank in another military organization.
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Major

A rank of officer in the army and the US air force, above captain and below lieutenant colonel.
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Captain

A commissioned rank in the US Navy or Coast Guard that is above commander and below rear admiral.
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Major

A major key, interval, or scale.
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Captain

One who holds this rank or a similar rank in another military organization.
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Major

A major organization or competition
The majors have swept up the smaller independent companies in licensing deals
It's not unreasonable to believe someone can win all four majors
The oil majors had a profit bonanza
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Captain

A figure in the forefront; a leader
A captain of industry.
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Major

A student's principal subject or course
Many students would ignore courses outside their major
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Captain

A district official for a political party.
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Major

A major term or premise.
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Captain

A restaurant employee who is in charge of the waiters and usually attends to table seating.
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Major

Short for major suit
South was anxious to mention his four-card major and bid one spade
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Captain

A bell captain.
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Major

A goal.
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Captain

To act as captain of; command or direct
Captained the football team.
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Major

Specialize in (a particular subject) at college or university
I was trying to decide if I should major in drama or English
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Captain

A chief or leader.
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Major

Greater than others in importance or rank
A major artist.
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Captain

The person lawfully in command of a ship or other vessel.
The captain is the last man to leave a sinking ship.
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Major

Great in scope or effect
A major improvement.
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Captain

An army officer with a rank between the most senior grade of lieutenant and major.
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Major

Great in number, size, or extent
The major portion of the population.
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Captain

A naval officer with a rank between commander and commodore.
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Major

Requiring great attention or concern; very serious
A major illness.
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Captain

A commissioned officer in the United States Navy, Coast Guard, NOAA Corps, or PHS Corps of a grade superior to a commander and junior to a rear admiral (lower half). A captain is equal in grade or rank to a United States Army, Marine Corps, or Air Force colonel.
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Major

(Law) Legally recognized as having reached the age of adulthood.
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Captain

One of the athletes on a sports team who is designated to make decisions, and is allowed to speak for his team with a referee or official.
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Major

Of or relating to the field of academic study in which a student specializes.
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Captain

The leader of a group of workers.
John Henry said to the captain, "A man ain't nothing but a man."
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Major

Designating a scale or mode having half steps between the third and fourth and the seventh and eighth degrees.
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Captain

The head boy of a school.
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Major

Equivalent to the distance between the tonic note and the second or third or sixth or seventh degrees of a major scale or mode
A major interval.
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Captain

A maître d', a headwaiter.
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Major

Based on a major scale
A major key.
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Captain

(southern US) An honorific title given to a prominent person. See colonel.
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Major

A commissioned rank in the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps that is above captain and below lieutenant colonel.
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Captain

(intransitive) To act as captain
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Major

One who holds this rank or a similar rank in another military organization.
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Captain

(transitive) To exercise command of a ship, aircraft or sports team.
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Major

One that is superior in rank, importance, or ability
An oil-producing country considered as one of the majors.
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Captain

A head, or chief officer
A trainband captain eke was he.
The Rhodian captain, relying on . . . the lightness of his vessel, passed, in open day, through all the guards.
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Major

(Law) One recognized by the law as having reached the age of adulthood.
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Captain

A military leader; a warrior.
Foremost captain of his time.
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Major

A field of study chosen as an academic specialty.
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Captain

To act as captain of; to lead.
Men who captained or accompanied the exodus from existing forms.
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Major

A student specializing in such studies
A linguistics major.
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Captain

Chief; superior.
Captain jewes in the carcanet.
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Major

A major premise.
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Captain

An officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
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Major

A major term.
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Captain

The naval officer in command of a military ship
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Major

A major scale, key, interval, or mode.
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Captain

A policeman in charge of a precinct
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Major

A chord containing a major third between the first and second notes and a minor third between the second and third notes.
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Captain

An officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
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Major

Majors Sports The major leagues.
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Captain

The leader of a group of people;
A captain of industry
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Major

To pursue academic studies in a major
Majoring in mathematics.
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Captain

The pilot ins charge of an airship
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Major

(attributive):
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Captain

A diningroom attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers
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Major

Greater in dignity, rank, importance, significance, or interest.
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Captain

Be the captain of a sports team
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Major

Greater in number, quantity, or extent.
The major part of the assembly
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Major

Notable or conspicuous in effect or scope.
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Major

Prominent or significant in size, amount, or degree.
To earn some major cash
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Major

(medicine) Involving great risk, serious, life-threatening.
To suffer from a major illness
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Major

Of full legal age, having attained majority.
Major children
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Major

(education) Of or relating to a subject of academic study chosen as a field of specialization.
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Major

(music):
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Major

Having intervals of a semitone between the third and fourth, and seventh and eighth degrees.
Major scale
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Major

Equivalent to that between the tonic and another note of a major scale, and greater by a semitone than the corresponding minor interval.
Major third
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Major

(postpositive) of a key Based on a major scale, tending to produce a bright or joyful effect.
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Major

(campanology) Bell changes rung on eight bells.
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Major

Indicating the elder of two brothers, appended to a surname in public schools.
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Major

(logic)
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Major

Occurring as the predicate in the conclusion of a categorical syllogism.
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Major

Containing the major term in a categorical syllogism.
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Major

(military ranks) A rank of officer in the army and the US air force, between captain and lieutenant colonel.
He used to be a major in the army.
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Major

An officer in charge of a section of band instruments, used with a modifier.
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Major

A person of legal age.
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Major

(music):
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Major

Ellipsis of major key.
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Major

Ellipsis of major interval.
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Major

Ellipsis of major scale.
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Major

(campanology) A system of change-ringing using eight bells.
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Major

A large, commercially successful company, especially a record label that is bigger than an indie.
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Major

The principal subject or course of a student working toward a degree at a college or university.
Midway through his second year of college, he still hadn't chosen a major.
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Major

A student at a college or university specializing on a given area of study.
She is a math major.
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Major

(logic):
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Major

Ellipsis of major term.
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Major

Ellipsis of major premise.
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Major

(bridge) major suit.
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Major

(Canadian football) A touchdown, or major score.
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Major

(Australian rules football) A goal.
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Major

An elder brother (especially at a public school).
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Major

(entomology) A large leaf-cutter ant that acts as a soldier, defending the nest.
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Major

(obsolete) mayor and {{en}}.
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Major

(intransitive) major in
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Major

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.
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Major

Of greater dignity; more important.
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Major

Of full legal age; adult.
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Major

Greater by a semitone, either in interval or in difference of pitch from another tone.
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Major

An officer next in rank above a captain and next below a lieutenant colonel; the lowest field officer.
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Major

A person of full age.
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Major

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].
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Major

A mayor.
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Major

A commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain
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Major

British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)
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Major

A university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject;
She is a linguistics major
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Major

The principal field of study of a student at a university;
Her major is linguistics
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Major

Have as one's principal field of study;
She is majoring in linguistics
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Major

Of greater importance or stature or rank;
A major artist
A major role
Major highways
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Major

Greater in scope or effect;
A major contribution
A major improvement
A major break with tradition
A major misunderstanding
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Major

Greater in number or size or amount;
A major portion (a majority) of the population
Ursa Major
A major portion of the winnings
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Major

Of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes;
His major field was mathematics
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Major

Of a scale or mode;
Major scales
The key of D major
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Major

Of greater seriousness or danger;
A major earthquake
A major hurricane
A major illness
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Major

Of full legal age;
Major children
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Major

Of the elder of two boys with the same family name;
Jones major
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