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Major vs. Mayor

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The main difference between Major and Mayor is that the Major is a military rank and Mayor is a head of municipal government such as a town or city.

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  • Major (noun)

    a military rank between captain and lieutenant colonel

    "He used to be a major in the army."

  • Major (noun)

    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."

  • Major (noun)

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

    "She is a math major."

  • Major (noun)

    A person of legal age.

  • Major (noun)

    The major premise.

  • Major (noun)

    An alternate term for touchdown; short for "major score".

  • Major (noun)

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

  • Major (noun)

    An elder brother (especially at a public school).

  • Major (noun)

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

  • Major (adjective)

    Of great significance or importance.

  • Major (adjective)

    Greater in number, quantity, or extent

    "the major part of the assembly"

  • Major (adjective)

    Of full legal age, having attained majority

  • Major (adjective)

    Of a scale that follows the pattern: tone - tone - semitone - tone - tone - tone - semitone

    "A major scale."

  • Major (adjective)

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

  • Major (adjective)

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

  • Major (verb)

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

    "I have decided to major in mathematics."

  • Mayor (noun)

    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.

  • Mayor (noun)

    By restriction, a male municipal leader

  • Mayor (noun)

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

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  • Major (adjective)

    important, serious, or significant

    "the use of drugs is a major problem"

  • Major (adjective)

    greater or more important; main

    "he got the major share of the spoils"

  • Major (adjective)

    (of a surgical operation) serious or life-threatening

    "he had to undergo major surgery"

  • Major (adjective)

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

  • Major (adjective)

    (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"

  • Major (adjective)

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

    "Prelude in G Major"

  • Major (adjective)

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

  • Major (adjective)

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

  • Major (adjective)

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

  • Major (noun)

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

  • Major (noun)

    an officer in charge of a section of band instruments

    "a trumpet major"

  • Major (noun)

    a major key, interval, or scale.

  • Major (noun)

    a system of change-ringing using eight bells.

  • Major (noun)

    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"

  • Major (noun)

    a student's principal subject or course

    "many students would ignore courses outside their major"

  • Major (noun)

    a student specializing in a specified subject

    "a math major"

  • Major (noun)

    a major term or premise.

  • Major (noun)

    short for major suit

    "South was anxious to mention his four-card major and bid one spade"

  • Major (noun)

    a goal.

  • Major (verb)

    specialize in (a particular subject) at college or university

    "I was trying to decide if I should major in drama or English"

  • Mayor (noun)

    (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.

  • Mayor (noun)

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

Oxford Dictionary
  • Major (adjective)

    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.

  • Major (adjective)

    Of greater dignity; more important.

  • Major (adjective)

    Of full legal age; adult.

  • Major (adjective)

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

  • Major (noun)

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

  • Major (noun)

    A person of full age.

  • Major (noun)

    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].

  • Major (noun)

    A mayor.

  • Mayor (noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary
  • Major (noun)

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

  • Major (noun)

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

  • Major (noun)

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

    "she is a linguistics major"

  • Major (noun)

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

    "her major is linguistics"

  • Major (verb)

    have as one's principal field of study;

    "She is majoring in linguistics"

  • Major (adjective)

    of greater importance or stature or rank;

    "a major artist"

    "a major role"

    "major highways"

  • Major (adjective)

    greater in scope or effect;

    "a major contribution"

    "a major improvement"

    "a major break with tradition"

    "a major misunderstanding"

  • Major (adjective)

    greater in number or size or amount;

    "a major portion (a majority) of the population"

    "Ursa Major"

    "a major portion of the winnings"

  • Major (adjective)

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

    "his major field was mathematics"

  • Major (adjective)

    of a scale or mode;

    "major scales"

    "the key of D major"

  • Major (adjective)

    of greater seriousness or danger;

    "a major earthquake"

    "a major hurricane"

    "a major illness"

  • Major (adjective)

    of full legal age;

    "major children"

  • Major (adjective)

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

    "Jones major"

  • Mayor (noun)

    the head of a city government

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