An example of majority is 700 out of 1,000 people saying that they prefer vanilla to chocolate ice cream.
The winner with 53% had a 6% majority over the loser with 47%.
The majority agreed that the new proposal was the best.
Those opposing the building plans were in the majority, so the building project was canceled.
By the time I reached my majority, I had already been around the world twice.
On receiving the news of his promotion, Charles Snodgrass said he was delighted to be entering his majority.
Origin of majority
- French majorité from Medieval Latin māiōritās from Latin māior greater meg- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle French majoritÃ©.