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Definitions of major

  1. have as one's principal field of study; " She is majoring in linguistics"
  2. the principal field of study of a student at a university; " her major is linguistics"
  3. a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject; " she is a linguistics major"
  4. greater in number or size or amount; " a major portion ( a majority) of the population"; " Ursa Major"; " a major portion of the winnings"
  5. greater in scope or effect; " a major contribution"; " a major improvement"; " a major break with tradition"; " a major misunderstanding"
  6. ( law) of full legal age; " major children"
  7. ( music) of a scale or mode; " major scales"; " the key of D major"
  8. of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes; " his major field was mathematics"
  9. of greater importance or stature or rank; " a major artist"; " a major role"; " major highways"
  10. ( British) of the elder of two boys with the same family name; " Jones major"
  11. British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 ( born in 1943)
  12. of full legal age; " major children"
  13. of a scale or mode; " major scales"; " the key of D major"
  14. of greater seriousness or danger; " a major earthquake"; " a major hurricane"; " a major illness"
  15. of the elder of two boys with the same family name; " Jones major"
  16. 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.
  17. Of greater dignity; more important.
  18. Of full legal age.
  19. An officer next in rank above a captain and next below a lieutenant colonel; the lowest field officer.
  20. A person of full age.
  21. 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].
  22. A mayor.
  23. Greater in number, extent, dignity, or quality; as, the major part of a day; in music, a half tone higher than the minor.
  24. A military officer next in rank above a captain.
  25. Greater: ( logic) the term of a syllogism which forms the predicate of the conclusion.
  26. A person of full age ( 21 years): an officer in rank between a captain and a lieutenant- colonel.
  27. A person of full age; military officer next above a captain.
  28. Greater.
  29. Greater, as in number; principal.
  30. Normal; as, the major key.
  31. An officer next above a captain.
  32. Greater in number, quantity, or extent; an epithot applied to the modes in which the third is four semitones above the tonic or key- note, and to intervals consisting of four semitones; forming or containing the predicate of the conclusion of a syllogism.
  33. An officer next in rank above a captain, and below a lieutenant- colonel; a person of full age to manage his own concerns; that premise of a syllogism which contains the major term.
  34. Greater in number, quantity, or extent.
  35. An officer in rank above a captain and below a lieutenant- colone; a head or superior; a person of full age.
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Usage examples for major

  1. I don't know, cried the Major, I don't know. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  2. The major part is the early Chopin. – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker
  3. " 'Good- night, Major, ' I said. – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  4. " Perfectly," said the major. – The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne
  5. " You are right, Major. – With Moore At Corunna by G. A. Henty
  6. Our Major won't mind your not knowing he was a double Blue- don't stare at him like that; it's rude. – Foe-Farrell by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  7. Well, the Major said, is this the way you let us walk up on you? – "And they thought we wouldn't fight" by Floyd Gibbons
  8. I won't be a minute now, Major." – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  9. And for you too, Major Hammersmith. – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  10. I rather prefer this Major Dale myself. – Peggy Owen and Liberty by Lucy Foster Madison
  11. " Never mind me, lads, go on," said Major Urquhart with his dying breath. – Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers by J. Walker McSpadden
  12. You knew I was returned to London, Major Winton? – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  13. He stopped, and seemed to expect an answer, but Major Falkenried only bowed in mute assent. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  14. I am happy to hear that Major Pawling is better. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  15. Say, Major, what does all this mean? – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  16. He said 'the Major. – The Major by Ralph Connor
  17. The Major laughed: " That's what everybody does." – The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox
  18. But the Major did not sit down. – The Crisis, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 6, 2009
  19. " If these glasses of yours work as well as you say they do, the Army certainly can use them," commented the major thoughtfully. – Henry Horn's X-Ray Eye Glasses by Dwight V. Swain
  20. When my lady and the major were taken off so sudden with the fever, he kept on at his learning. – Little Tora, The Swedish Schoolmistress and Other Stories by Mrs. Woods Baker
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