English adjective: major
|1.||major of greater importance or stature or rank|
|Samples||A major artist.|
A major role.
|Similar||leading, prima, star, starring, stellar|
|2.||major greater in scope or effect|
|Samples||A major contribution.|
A major improvement.
A major break with tradition.
A major misunderstanding.
|3.||major greater in number or size or amount|
|Samples||A major portion (a majority) of the population.|
A major portion of the winnings.
|4.||major of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes|
|Samples||His major field was mathematics.|
|5.||major of a scale or mode|
The key of D major.
|6.||major of greater seriousness or danger|
|Samples||A major earthquake.|
A major hurricane.
A major illness.
|7.||major of full legal age|
|Domain category||jurisprudence, law|
|Antonyms||nonaged, underage, minor|
|8.||major of the elder of two boys with the same family name|
|Domain region||Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland|
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 category||armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine|
|2.||Major (person) British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)|
|Synonyms||John Major, John R. Major, John Roy Major|
|Instance hypernym||national leader, solon, statesman|
|3.||major (person) a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject|
|Samples||She is a linguistics major.|
|Broader (hypernym)||educatee, pupil, student|
|4.||major (cognition) the principal field of study of a student at a university|
|Samples||Her 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|
|Samples||She is majoring in linguistics.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s PP|