Definition of majora
1. major [ a ] of greater importance or stature or rank
Examples: "a major artist" "a major role" "major highways"
(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)
Gradually watercolor claimed his greater affection until today it has become his major , if not exclusive , technique .
Out of long experience I have found that incidental figures and other objects like trees , logs , and bushes can be traced from the original sketch and moved about in the major areas on the final sheet until they occupy the right position , which I call ' clicking ' .
Long observation has taught Mason that most landscape can be reduced to three essential planes : a foreground in sharp focus - either a light area with dark accents or a dark one with lights ; a middle_distance often containing the major motif ; and a background , usually a silhouetted form foiled against the sky .
Over the years , beginning in 1929 , Mason has been awarded seventeen major prizes including two gold medals ; two Ranger_Fund_purchase_awards ; the Joseph_Pennell_Memorial_Medal ; two American_Watercolor_Society_prizes ; the Blair_Purchase_Prize for watercolor , Art_Institute of Chicago ; and_others in Buffalo , New_York , Chautauqua , New_Haven , Rochester , Rockport , and most_recently , the $ 300 prize for a watercolor at the Laguna_Beach_Art_Association ,
(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)
Based on our experience with clients , we see 14 major problems which fall_into three broad groups - the market_place itself , marketing methods , and marketing management .Synonyms major Related Terms minor great leading
2. major [ a ] greater in scope or effect
Examples: "a major contribution" "a major improvement" "a major break with tradition" "a major misunderstanding"
The weekly loss is partly counterbalanced by 500 arrivals each_week from West_Germany , but the hard truth , says Crossman , is that `` The closing_off of East_Berlin without interference from the West and with the use only of East_German , as distinct from Russian , troops was a major Communist victory , which dealt West_Berlin a deadly , possibly a fatal , blow .
(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
Of_course , nationalism has really outlived its usefulness in a country as world oriented as ours , and its continued existence reflects one of the major culture lags of the twentieth century United_States .
(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
The major effect of these advances appears to lie_in the part they have played in the industrial_revolution and in the tools which scientific understanding has given us to build and manipulate a more protective environment .
(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)
A well publicized entrant which has achieved success only recently is the built liquid_detergent , with which the major problem today is incorporation of builder and active into a small volume using a sufficiently high builder / active ratio .
In_addition , many of the hard surface cleaners used for walls and woodwork had their genesis in trisodium_orthophosphate , which is still the major ingredient of a number of such products .Synonyms major Related Terms minor
3. major [ a ] greater in number or size or amount
Examples: "a major portion (a majority) of the population" "Ursa Major" "a major portion of the winnings"
(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
`` in many corners of the globe '' , he said , `` the major source of impressions about this country are in the movies they meet .
(Richard F. McLaughlin, et al., "A study of the...)
The only area in which one might find major disagreement in this matter is in regard_to the alveolar distribution of the bronchial_arteries .
(Jacob Robbins et al., "The thyroid-stimulating...)
Besides the presence of goitrogens in the diet , the level of iodine itself in the diet plays a major role in governing the activity of the thyroid_gland .
(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)
The intimal surface of the aorta was covered with confluent , yellow-brown , hard , friable plaques along its entire course , and there was a marked narrowing of the orifices of the large major visceral arteries .
(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)
Although we are still far from a complete understanding of these problems , as a first approximation , it is suggested that alterations in the hypothalamic balance with consequent changes in the hypothalamic cortical discharges account_for major changes in behavior seen in various moods and states of emotions in man and beast under physiological circumstances , in experimental and clinical neurosis , and as the result of psychopharmacological agents .Synonyms major Related Terms minor better majority
4. major [ n ] a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captainUsed in print:
(Booton Herndon, "From Custer to Korea, The 7th Cavalry"...)
Today he is a major - in the Regular_Army .
(Ralph J. Salisbury, "On the Old Santa Fe Trail...)
an Ah coudn ansuh him an so Ah said ' Aw_right , Ah gay-ess , an his fathuh did n uttuh one wohd an aftuh Huhmun was gone , the majuh laughed an tole me thet he an the bawh had been hevin an occasional drink t_'_gethuh f ' ovuh a yeah , onleh an occasional one , but just the same it was behahn mah back , an Ah doa n think thet 's nahce at_all , d ' you '' ?Synonyms major Related Terms commissioned_military_officer military
5. major [ v ] have as one's principal field of study
Examples: "She is majoring in linguistics"
(David Boroff, "Jewish Teen-Age Culture"...)
Under pressure from parents , the majority of Brooklyn_College girls major in education since that co-ordinates best with marriage plans - limited graduate study requirement and convenient working hours .
(James Bryant Conant, Slums and Suburbs...)
So , too , is the mathematical competence of a college graduate who has majored in mathematics .Synonyms major Related Terms study
6. major [ a ] (music) of a scale or mode
Examples: "major scales" "the key of D major"
(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)
For_example , to move ( as the score requires ) from the lowest F major register up_to a barely audible N minor in four seconds , not skipping , at_the_same_time , even one of the 407 fingerings , seems a feat too absurd to consider , and it is to the flautist 's credit that he remained silent throughout the passage .Synonyms major Related Terms minor music
7. major [ a ] of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes
Examples: "his major field was mathematics"
(David Boroff, "Jewish Teen-Age Culture"...)
The domestic tentacles even extend to the choice of a major field .Synonyms major Related Terms minor
8. major [ a ] (British) of the elder of two boys with the same family name
Examples: "Jones major"
9. major [ a ] of greater seriousness or danger
Examples: "a major earthquake" "a major hurricane" "a major illness"
10. major [ n ] the principal field of study of a student at a university
Examples: "her major is linguistics"
11. major [ n ] British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)Synonyms john_r._major john_roy_major major john_major Related Terms statesman
12. Major [ n ] Man's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 826Synonyms Major
13. major [ n ] a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject
Examples: "she is a linguistics major"
14. Major [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1441Synonyms Major
15. major [ a ] (law) of full legal age
Examples: "major children"
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