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Major vs. Captain

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Majornoun

a military rank between captain and lieutenant colonel

‘He used to be a major in the army.’;

Captainnoun

A chief or leader.

Majornoun

The main area of study 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.’;

Captainnoun

The person lawfully in command of a ship or other vessel.

‘The captain is the last man to leave a sinking ship.’;

Majornoun

A student at a college or university concentrating on a given area of study.

‘She is a math major.’;

Captainnoun

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

Majornoun

A person of legal age.

Captainnoun

A naval officer with a rank between commander and commodore.

Majornoun

(logic) The major premise.

Captainnoun

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 an Army, Marine Corps, or Air Force colonel.

Majornoun

(Canadian football) An alternate term for touchdown; short for "major score".

Captainnoun

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

Majornoun

A large, commercially successful record label, as opposed to an indie.

Captainnoun

The leader of a group of workers.

‘John Henry said to the captain, "A man ain't nothing but a man."’;

Majornoun

An elder brother (especially at a public school).

Captainnoun

A maître d'.

Majornoun

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

Captainnoun

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

Majoradjective

Of great significance or importance.

Captainnoun

(internet) Someone who provides contextual information for a post. Originally a shorthand for 'Captain Obvious'.

Majoradjective

Greater in number, quantity, or extent

‘the major part of the assembly’;

Captainverb

(intransitive) To act as captain

Majoradjective

Of full legal age, having attained majority

Captainverb

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

Majoradjective

(music) Of a scale that follows the pattern: tone - tone - semitone - tone - tone - tone - semitone

‘A major scale.’;

Captainnoun

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.’;

Majoradjective

(music) Being the larger of two intervals denoted by the same ordinal number.

Captainnoun

A military leader; a warrior.

‘Foremost captain of his time.’;

Majoradjective

(music) Containing the note a major third (four half steps) above the tonic.

Captainverb

To act as captain of; to lead.

‘Men who captained or accompanied the exodus from existing forms.’;

Majorverb

(intransitive) to concentrate on a particular area of study as a student in a college or university

‘I have decided to major in mathematics.’;

Captainadjective

Chief; superior.

‘captain jewes in the carcanet.’;

Majoradjective

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.

Captainnoun

an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant

Majoradjective

Of greater dignity; more important.

Captainnoun

the naval officer in command of a military ship

Majoradjective

Of full legal age; adult.

Captainnoun

a policeman in charge of a precinct

Majoradjective

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

Captainnoun

an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship

Majornoun

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

Captainnoun

the leader of a group of people;

‘a captain of industry’;

Majornoun

A person of full age.

Captainnoun

the pilot ins charge of an airship

Majornoun

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].

Captainnoun

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

Majornoun

A mayor.

Captainverb

be the captain of a sports team

Majornoun

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

Majornoun

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

Majornoun

a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject;

‘she is a linguistics major’;

Majornoun

the principal field of study of a student at a university;

‘her major is linguistics’;

Majorverb

have as one's principal field of study;

‘She is majoring in linguistics’;

Majoradjective

of greater importance or stature or rank;

‘a major artist’; ‘a major role’; ‘major highways’;

Majoradjective

greater in scope or effect;

‘a major contribution’; ‘a major improvement’; ‘a major break with tradition’; ‘a major misunderstanding’;

Majoradjective

greater in number or size or amount;

‘a major portion (a majority) of the population’; ‘Ursa Major’; ‘a major portion of the winnings’;

Majoradjective

of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes;

‘his major field was mathematics’;

Majoradjective

of a scale or mode;

‘major scales’; ‘the key of D major’;

Majoradjective

of greater seriousness or danger;

‘a major earthquake’; ‘a major hurricane’; ‘a major illness’;

Majoradjective

of full legal age;

‘major children’;

Majoradjective

of the elder of two boys with the same family name;

‘Jones major’;

Majoradjective

important, serious, or significant

‘the use of drugs is a major problem’;

Majoradjective

greater or more important; main

‘he got the major share of the spoils’;

Majoradjective

(of a surgical operation) serious or life-threatening

‘he had to undergo major surgery’;

Majoradjective

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

Majoradjective

(of an interval) equivalent to that between the tonic and another note of a major scale, and greater by a semitone than the corresponding minor interval

‘C to E is a major third’;

Majoradjective

(of a key) based on a major scale, tending to produce a bright or joyful effect

‘Prelude in G Major’;

Majoradjective

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

Majoradjective

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

Majoradjective

(of a premise) containing the major term in a categorical syllogism.

Majornoun

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

Majornoun

an officer in charge of a section of band instruments

‘a trumpet major’;

Majornoun

a major key, interval, or scale.

Majornoun

a system of change-ringing using eight bells.

Majornoun

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’;

Majornoun

a student's principal subject or course

‘many students would ignore courses outside their major’;

Majornoun

a student specializing in a specified subject

‘a math major’;

Majornoun

a major term or premise.

Majornoun

short for major suit

‘South was anxious to mention his four-card major and bid one spade’;

Majornoun

a goal.

Majorverb

specialize in (a particular subject) at college or university

‘I was trying to decide if I should major in drama or English’;

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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