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Major vs. Mayor

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Majornoun

a military rank between captain and lieutenant colonel

‘He used to be a major in the army.’;

Mayornoun

The leader of a city, or a municipality, sometimes just a figurehead and sometimes a powerful position. In some countries, the mayor is elected by the citizens or by the city council.

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.’;

Mayornoun

By restriction, a male municipal leader

Majornoun

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

‘She is a math major.’;

Mayornoun

(historical) The steward of some royal courts, particularly in early Medieval France

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Majornoun

A person of legal age.

Mayornoun

The chief magistrate of a city or borough; the chief administrative officer of a municipal corporation. In some American cities there is a city court of which the major is chief judge. The post is usually elective, its holder chosen by the electorate of the entire city.

Majornoun

(logic) The major premise.

Mayornoun

the head of a city government

Majornoun

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

Mayornoun

(in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland) the head of a town, borough, or county council, elected by council members and generally having purely ceremonial duties.

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Majornoun

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

Mayornoun

(in the US, Canada, and certain other countries) the head of a municipal corporation, elected by the public.

Majornoun

An elder brother (especially at a public school).

Mayor

In many countries, a mayor is the highest-ranking official in a municipal government such as that of a city or a town. Worldwide, there is a wide variance in local laws and customs regarding the powers and responsibilities of a mayor as well as the means by which a mayor is elected or otherwise mandated.

Majornoun

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

Majoradjective

Of great significance or importance.

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Majoradjective

Greater in number, quantity, or extent

‘the major part of the assembly’;

Majoradjective

Of full legal age, having attained majority

Majoradjective

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

‘A major scale.’;

Majoradjective

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

Majoradjective

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

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.’;

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.

Majoradjective

Of greater dignity; more important.

Majoradjective

Of full legal age; adult.

Majoradjective

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

Majornoun

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

Majornoun

A person of full age.

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].

Majornoun

A mayor.

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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