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Major meaning

major - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 ( born in 1943)
  2. 2. of full legal age; " major children"
  3. 3. of a scale or mode; " major scales"; " the key of D major"
  4. 4. of greater seriousness or danger; " a major earthquake"; " a major hurricane"; " a major illness"
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Of greater dignity; more important.
  7. 7. Of full legal age.
  8. 8. Greater by a semitone, either in interval or in difference of pitch from another tone.
  9. 9. An officer next in rank above a captain and next below a lieutenant colonel; the lowest field officer.
  10. 10. A person of full age.
  11. 11. 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].
  12. 12. A mayor.
  13. 13. A person of full age; military officer next above a captain.
  14. 14. Greater.

major - examples of usage

  1. All the major German newspapers and magazines and many of the local ones are available on the web.
  2. There's Mr. Oliver- he's a Major. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. Oliver's a major now, isn't he?" - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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