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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. Greater by a semitone, either in interval or in difference of pitch from another tone.
  20. An officer next in rank above a captain and next below a lieutenant colonel; the lowest field officer.
  21. A person of full age.
  22. 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].
  23. A mayor.
  24. Greater in number, extent, dignity, or quality; as, the major part of a day; in music, a half tone higher than the minor.
  25. A military officer next in rank above a captain.
  26. Greater: ( logic) the term of a syllogism which forms the predicate of the conclusion.
  27. A person of full age ( 21 years): an officer in rank between a captain and a lieutenant- colonel.
  28. A person of full age; military officer next above a captain.
  29. Greater.
  30. Greater, as in number; principal.
  31. Normal; as, the major key.
  32. An officer next above a captain.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. Greater in number, quantity, or extent.
  36. 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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Quotes of major

  1. But I definitely see us playing a major role in St. Louis in the years to come. We already provide service to 95 percent of the markets St. Louis travelers visit the most. And we're adding capacity in some of the most important markets. – Gerard Arpey
  2. For hundreds of years, that was the major form of entertainment: The grown -ups sat around and watched the kids play. Now they sit around and watch the television. The actors are the kids. – David Duchovny
  3. Diaspora starts about a thousand years from now. Most of human civilisation has moved inside computers; essentially, a major branch of our descendants consists of conscious software. – Greg Egan
  4. The Florida State League was considered the top A -league back then. You played in the spring training parks of major league teams, traveled throughout some great cities in Florida, and the pay was the best in A -ball. – Jim Evans
  5. We have major fiscal problems on our hand. – Chaka Fattah
  6. I could see flames from the windows of my chambers. For the next three or four days we had major rioting here in Washington and I stayed at the court day and night. – Harold H. Greene
  7. We'd go out in Larry's hippie van and drive out all around Dallas. He loved Chinese food, he'd go in and say. Remember me Major Nelson, me and my friends here are making this show called Dallas, have you got a table for us? It would work every time. – Steve Kanaly
  8. I'm sure there will continue to be exciting new products and major changes, but it looks as if the existing technology has a great deal of room to grow and prosper. – Jack Kilby
  9. We African Americans have now spent the major part of the 20th Century battling racism. – Constance Baker Motley
  10. That was our first major tour and we got a chance to play in front of like 5000 people every day so it was like a Rock and Roll boot camp for us really, we learned a lot and made a lot of good friends. – Adam Rich
  11. Major League Baseball is a national institution and we take our responsibilities seriously when it comes to how the game affects the lives of American youth. – Bud Selig
  12. There is just a major difference between the sound of analog tape and digital tape. – Kenny W. Shepherd
  13. Don't be a time manager, be a priority manager. Cut your major goals into bite -sized pieces. Each small priority or requirement on the way to ultimate goal become a mini goal in itself. – Denis Waitley
  14. Consolidation isn't new, though... it was a major factor in our rush to form the Gathering and place a stake in the ground to ensure that there is a solid path for developers who are willing to stay independent and build their own companies on their own terms. – Mike Wilson

Usage examples for major

  1. You knew I was returned to London, Major Winton? – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  2. " Never mind me, lads, go on," said Major Urquhart with his dying breath. – Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers by J. Walker McSpadden
  3. And for you too, Major Hammersmith. – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  4. But the Major did not sit down. – The Crisis, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 6, 2009
  5. Say, Major what does all this mean? – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  6. I rather prefer this Major Dale myself. – Peggy Owen and Liberty by Lucy Foster Madison
  7. 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
  8. I won't be a minute now, Major – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  9. The major part is the early Chopin. – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker
  10. The Major laughed: " That's what everybody does." – The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox
  11. " 'Good- night, Major ' I said. – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  12. I am happy to hear that Major Pawling is better. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  13. " You are right, Major – With Moore At Corunna by G. A. Henty
  14. 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
  15. " 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
  16. 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
  17. " Perfectly," said the major – The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne
  18. He said 'the Major – The Major by Ralph Connor
  19. I don't know, cried the Major I don't know. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  20. He stopped, and seemed to expect an answer, but Major Falkenried only bowed in mute assent. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner

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