1. [ adjective ] of greater importance or stature or rank

"a major artist" "a major role" "major highways"

Related terms: minor great leading
2. [ adjective ] greater in scope or effect

"a major contribution" "a major improvement" "a major break with tradition" "a major misunderstanding"

Related terms: minor
3. [ adjective ] greater in number or size or amount

"a major portion (a majority) of the population" "Ursa Major" "a major portion of the winnings"

Related terms: minor better majority
4. [ noun ] (military,work) a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain
Related terms: commissioned_military_officer military
5. [ verb ] (education) have as one's principal field of study

"She is majoring in linguistics"

Related terms: study
6. [ adjective ] (music) of a scale or mode

"major scales" "the key of D major"

Related terms: minor music
7. [ adjective ] of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes

"his major field was mathematics"

Related terms: minor
8. [ adjective ] (British) of the elder of two boys with the same family name

"Jones major"

Related terms: UK senior
9. [ adjective ] of greater seriousness or danger

"a major earthquake" "a major hurricane" "a major illness"

Related terms: minor
10. [ noun ] the principal field of study of a student at a university

"her major is linguistics"

Related terms: discipline
11. [ noun ] (politics) British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)
Synonyms: john_r._major john_roy_major john_major
Related terms: statesman
12. [ noun ] Man's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 826
13. [ noun ] (education) a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject

"she is a linguistics major"

Related terms: student
14. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1441
15. [ adjective ] (law) of full legal age

"major children"

Related terms: minor law
Similar spelling:   Majorie