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English adjective: major

1. major of greater importance or stature or rank


SamplesA major artist.
A major role.
Major highways.


Similarleading, prima, star, starring, stellar


Antonymsminor

2. major greater in scope or effect


SamplesA major contribution.
A major improvement.
A major break with tradition.
A major misunderstanding.


Antonymsminor

3. major greater in number or size or amount


SamplesA major portion (a majority) of the population.
Ursa Major.
A major portion of the winnings.


Similarbetter


Attributebulk, majority


Antonymsminor

4. major of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes


SamplesHis major field was mathematics.


Antonymsminor

5. major of a scale or mode


SamplesMajor scales.
The key of D major.


Domain categorymusic


Antonymsminor

6. major of greater seriousness or danger


SamplesA major earthquake.
A major hurricane.
A major illness.


Antonymsminor

7. major of full legal age


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law


Antonymsnonaged, underage, minor

8. major of the elder of two boys with the same family name


SamplesJones major.


Similarsenior


Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Antonymsjunior


English noun: major

1. major (person) a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain


Broader (hypernym)commissioned military officer


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

2. Major (person) British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)


SynonymsJohn Major, John R. Major, John Roy Major


Instance hypernymnational leader, solon, statesman

3. major (person) a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject


SamplesShe is a linguistics major.


Broader (hypernym)educatee, pupil, student

4. major (cognition) the principal field of study of a student at a university


SamplesHer major is linguistics.


Broader (hypernym)bailiwick, discipline, field, field of study, study, subject, subject area, subject field


English verb: major

1. major (cognition) have as one's principal field of study


SamplesShe is majoring in linguistics.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)study









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