Mayor definition

māər, mâr
The head of government of a city, town, borough, or municipal corporation.
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The definition of a mayor is the leader of a city.

Rudy Giuliani, who was elected to lead New York City from 1994 to 2001, is an example of a mayor.

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A surname​.
pronoun
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The elected or appointed head of a municipal government, usually the chief administrative official but sometimes a largely ceremonial figure having little executive authority.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mayor
Plural:
mayors

Origin of mayor

  • Middle English maire from Old French from Medieval Latin māior from Latin greater, superior meg- in Indo-European roots

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