Major meaning

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Greater than others in importance or rank.

A major artist.

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Great in number, size, or extent.

The major portion of the population.

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(law) Legally recognized as having reached the age of adulthood.
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A superior in some class or group.
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(educ.) Of or having to do with a field of study in which a student specializes and receives a degree.
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(educ.) To pursue a major subject or field of study; specialize.

To major in physics.

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Of or relating to the field of academic study in which a student specializes.
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(sports) The major leagues.
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To pursue academic studies in a major.

Majoring in mathematics.

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(law) A person who has reached full legal age.
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(music) A major interval, key, etc.
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One that is superior in rank, importance, or ability.

An oil-producing country considered as one of the majors.

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Constituting the majority.
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The definition of major is something that is greater, very consequential, serious or important.

An example of major is a huge decision about your future.

An example of major is an event such as heart surgery.

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The definition of a major is a military officer of a high rank or the subject in which a person focuses his academic study and gets his degree.

An example of a major is an army officer who ranks above captain.

An example of a major is English or math.

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A military rank between captain and lieutenant colonel.

He used to be a major in the army.

This is Major Jones.

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Greater in number, quantity, or extent.

The major part of the assembly.

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Of full legal age; having attained majority.
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(music) Of a scale which follows the pattern: tone - tone - semitone - tone - tone - tone - semitone.

A major scale.

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(music) Being the larger of two intervals denoted by the same ordinal number.
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(music) Containing the note which is a major third (four half steps) above the tonic.
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(US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) 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.

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(US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) A student at a college or university concentrating on a given area of study.

She is a math major.

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A person of legal age.
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(logic) The major premise.
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(Canadian football) An alternate term for touchdown; short for "major score".
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To concentrate on a particular area of study as a student in a college or university.

I have decided to major in mathematics.

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(law) One recognized by the law as having reached the age of adulthood.
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(u.s. mil.) An officer ranking above a captain and below a lieutenant colonel.
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Great in scope or effect.

A major improvement.

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Requiring great attention or concern; very serious.

A major illness.

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Of full legal age.
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the Majors
  • the Major Leagues
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the Majors

Origin of major

  • Middle English majour from Latin māior meg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English major, from Latin maior, comparative of magnus (“great"), from Proto-Indo-European *maǵ-yes- "greater", comparative of *maǵ-, *meǵ-, "great".

    From Wiktionary

  • From French major

    From Wiktionary