HyperDic: major

English > 13 senses of the word major / Major:
ADJECTIVEallmajorof greater importance or stature or rank
allmajorgreater in scope or effect
allmajorgreater in number or size or amount
allmajorof the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes
allmajorof a scale or mode
allmajorof greater seriousness or danger / danger
allmajorof full legal age
allmajorof the elder of two boys with the same family name
NOUNperson majora commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines
person Major, John Major, John R. Major, John Roy MajorBritish statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)
person majora university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject
cognitionmajorthe principal field of study of a student at a university / university
VERBcognitionmajorhave as one's principal field of study
major / Major > pronunciation
Soundsmey'jher
RhymesAlger ... wager: 53 rhymes with jher...
English > major: 13 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf greater importance or stature or rank.
Examples
  • "a major artist"
  • "a major role"
  • "major highways"
Narrowerleading, prima, star, starring, stellarIndicating the most important performer or role
OppositeminorOf lesser importance or stature or rank
Spanishprincipal
English > major: 13 senses > adjective 2
MeaningGreater in scope or effect.
Examples
  • "a major contribution"
  • "a major improvement"
  • "a major break with tradition"
  • "a major misunderstanding"
OppositeminorLesser in scope or effect
Spanishmayor
Catalanmajor
English > major: 13 senses > adjective 3
MeaningGreater in number or size or amount.
Examples
  • "a major portion (a majority) of the population"
  • "Ursa Major"
  • "a major portion of the winnings"
Attribute ofmajority, bulkThe property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts
NarrowerbetterMore than half
Oppositeminorinferior in number or size or amount
Spanishmayor
Catalanmajor
Nounsmajoritythe property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts
majority(elections) more than half of the votes
English > major: 13 senses > adjective 4
MeaningOf the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes.
Example"his major field was mathematics"
OppositeminorOf your secondary field of academic concentration or specialization
Spanishprincipal
English > major: 13 senses > adjective 5
MeaningOf a scale or mode.
Examples
  • "major scales"
  • "the key of D major"
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
OppositeminorOf a scale or mode
Spanishmayor
Catalanmajor
English > major: 13 senses > adjective 6
MeaningOf greater seriousness or danger / danger.
Examples
  • "a major earthquake"
  • "a major hurricane"
  • "a major illness"
OppositeminorOf lesser seriousness or danger / danger
Spanishimportante
English > major: 13 senses > adjective 7
MeaningOf full legal age.
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Oppositeminor, nonaged, underagenot of legal age
Spanishmayor
Catalangran, major d'edat, més gran
Nounsmajoritythe age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs
English > major: 13 senses > adjective 8
MeaningOf the elder of two boys with the same family name.
Example"Jones major"
RegionUnited Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great BritainA monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles
Broaderseniorolder
Spanishmayor
Catalangran, més gran
English > major: 13 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain.
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Broadercommissioned military officerA commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marine Corps
Spanishcomandante, mayor
Catalancomandant, major, oficial major
English > Major: 13 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningBritish statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943).
SynonymsJohn Major, John R. Major, John Roy Major
Instance ofstatesman, solon, national leaderA man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs
SpanishJohn Major
CatalanJohn Major
English > major: 13 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject.
Example"she is a linguistics major"
Broaderstudent, pupil, educateeA learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
Verbsmajorhave as one's principal field of study
English > major: 13 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningThe principal field of study of a student at a university / university.
Example"her major is linguistics"
Broaderdiscipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwickA branch of knowledge
Verbsmajorhave as one's principal field of study
English > major: 13 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningHave as one's principal field of study.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"She is majoring in linguistics"
BroaderstudyBe a student
Nounsmajorthe principal field of study of a student at a university / university
majora university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject

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