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major at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


Major at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

John (1943-) a British politician in the Conservative Party, who became Prime Minister when Margaret Thatcher was forced to leave this position in 1990, and was then elected in 1992. He was defeated in the election of 1997//

major at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W2S3 adj [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Latin; Origin: 'larger, greater', from magnus 'large, great']//
1 [usually before noun] having very serious or worrying results: → minor// --There is a major problem with parking in London.// --The loss of their goalkeeper through injury was a major setback for the team.// --He underwent major heart surgery recently.// --It could have sparked a major confrontation.//
2 [usually before noun] very large or important, when compared to other things or people of a similar kind: → minor// major role/part/factor etc // --Britain played a major role in the negotiations.// --There are two major political parties in the US.// --The government's major concern is with preventing accidents on the roads.// --Smoking is one of the major causes of cancer.// --the major developments in computer technology// --a major road//
3 [not before noun] AmE spoken very important: --This is major? You got me out of bed for this?//
4 a major key is based on a musical scale in which there are semitones between the third and fourth and the seventh and eighth notes: minor// --a symphony in D major//
major 2 n [C]
1 an officer of middle rank in the British or US army or marines, or in the US airforce: drum major//
2 especially AmE the main subject that a student studies at college or university: --Her major is history.//
3 AmE someone studying a particular subject as their main subject at college or university: --She's a history major.//
4 the majors [plural] the Major Leagues:
major 3 v major in [major in sth] phr v// especially AmE to study something as your main subject at college or university// --He's majoring in Political Science.// major on [major on sth] phr v// especially BrE to pay particular attention to one subject or thing// --The company is planning to major on offering the machines we need.//

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major at German => English Of Explained:


major at Hungarian => English Of Explained:

croft, farm

major at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

197 Moby Thesaurus words for "major":
ADC, CO, OD, a cut above, above, academic specialty, adult, ahead,
aide, aide-de-camp, area, ascendant, better, big, big-league,
big-name, big-time, bigger, biggest, bigwig, bigwigged, brigadier,
brigadier general, capital, capping, captain, chicken colonel,
chief, chief of staff, chosen, classical education, cock, colonel,
commandant, commander, commander in chief, commanding officer,
commissioned officer, company officer, consequential, considerable,
core curriculum, course, course of study, critical, crucial,
curriculum, dangerous, discipline, distinguished, dominant,
dominating, double-barreled, earthshaking, eclipsing, elder,
eldest, elective, eminent, exceeding, excellent, excelling, exec,
executive officer, extensive, fell, field, field marshal,
field officer, finer, first lieutenant, first-born, firstling,
five-star general, foremost, former, four-star general, general,
general education, general officer, general studies, generalissimo,
grand, grave, great, greater, grievous, grown man, grownup,
heavyweight, hefty, high-powered, higher, humanities, important,
in ascendancy, in the ascendant, jemadar, junior officer, key,
key signature, keynote, large, large-scale, larger, legalis homo,
liberal arts, lieutenant, lieutenant colonel, lieutenant general,
main, major general, major key, man, marechal, marked, marshal,
material, mature man, mediant, minor, momentous, name, no chicken,
notable, noteworthy, of choice, officer, older, oldest, one up on,
one-star general, orderly officer, outstanding, over, paramount,
pedal point, predominant, preeminent, primary, prime,
primogenitary, principal, proseminar, quadrivium, rare,
refresher course, risaldar, rivaling, scientific education,
self-important, seminar, senior, senior officer, serious,
shavetail, significant, sirdar, sizable, specialty, staff officer,
star, stellar, study, subahdar, subaltern, subdiscipline,
subdominant, subject, sublieutenant, submediant, substantial,
subtonic, super, superior, supertonic, surpassing,
technical education, the Old Man, the brass, three-star general,
tonality, tonic, tonic key, top brass, topping, transcendent,
transcendental, transcending, trivium, two-star general, ugly,
upper, vital, woman, world-shaking, worst

major at Croatian => English Of Explained:


Major at German => English Of Explained:

Major [majoːr]nsm

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major at Polish => English Of Explained:


major at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Superiority {Supremacy}): superiority, majority, greatness, advantage, pull, preponderance, vantage point, prevalence, personal superiority, nobility, rank, supremacy, preeminence, lead, maximum, record, climax, culmination, summit, transcendence, ne plus ultra , lion's share, excess, surplus, remainder, redundancy.

[ADJ] (Superiority {Supremacy}): superior, greater, major, higher, exceeding, great, distinguished, ultra , more than a match for, supreme, greatest, utmost, paramount, preeminent, foremost, crowning, first-rate, important, excellent, unrivaled peerless, matchless, second to none, unparalleled, unequalled, unsurpassed, superlative, incomparable, sovereign, without parallel, increased, added to, enlarged, expanded.

major at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective, noun, verb
1 [usually before noun] very large or important:
a major road * major international companies * to play a major role in sth * We have encountered major problems. * There were calls for major changes to the welfare system.
2 [not before noun] (AmE, spoken) serious:
Never mind-it's not major.
3 (music) based on a SCALE (= a series of eight notes) in which the third note is two whole TONES/STEPS higher than the first note:
the key of D major
compare MINOR
4 (AmE) related to sb's main subject of study in college
1 [C] (abbreviation Maj.) an officer of fairly high rank in the army or the US air force:
Major Smith * He's a major in the US army.
2 [C] (AmE) the main subject or course of a student at college or university:
Her major is French.
compare MINOR
3 [C] (AmE) a student studying a particular subject as the main part of their course:
She's a French major.
4 [U] (music) a major key or scale:
to change from major to minor
5 (the majors) [pl.] (AmE, sport) the MAJOR LEAGUES
major in sth (AmE) to study sth as your main subject at a university or college:
She majored in History at Stanford.
major on sth (BrE) to pay particular attention to one subject, issue, etc.

MAJOR at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

MAJOR, persons. One who has attained his full age, and has acquired all his
civil rights; one who is no longer a minor; an adult.

MAJOR. Military language. The lowest of the staff officers; a degree higher
than captain.

Major at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Major \Ma"jor\, [L. major, compar. of magnus great: cf. F.
majeur. Cf. {Master}, {Mayor}, {Magnitude}, {More}, a.]
1. 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.

2. Of greater dignity; more important. --Shak.

3. Of full legal age. [Obs.]

4. (Mus.) Greater by a semitone, either in interval or in
difference of pitch from another tone.

{Major axis} (Geom.), the greater axis. See {Focus}, n., 2.

{Major key} (Mus.), a key in which one and two, two and
three, four and five, five and six and seven, make major
seconds, and three and four, and seven and eight, make
minor seconds.

{Major offense} (Law), an offense of a greater degree which
contains a lesser offense, as murder and robbery include

{Major premise} (Logic), that premise of a syllogism which
contains the major term.

{Major scale} (Mus.), the natural diatonic scale, which has
semitones between the third and fourth, and seventh and
fourth, and seventh and eighth degrees; the scale of the
major mode, of which the third is major. See {Scale}, and

{Major second} (Mus.), a second between whose tones is a
difference in pitch of a step.

{Major sixth} (Mus.), a sixth of four steps and a half step.
In major keys the third and sixth from the key tone are
major. Major keys and intervals, as distinguished from
minors, are more cheerful.

{Major term} (Logic), that term of a syllogism which forms
the predicate of the conclusion.

{Major third} (Mus.), a third of two steps.

Major \Ma"jor\, n. [F. major. See {Major}, a.]
1. (Mil.) An officer next in rank above a captain and next
below a lieutenant colonel; the lowest field officer.

2. (Law) A person of full age.

3. (Logic) 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].

Note: In hypothetical syllogisms, the hypothetical premise is
called the major.

4. [LL. See {Major}.] A mayor. [Obs.] --Bacon.

major at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: of greater importance or stature or rank; "a major artist";
"a major role"; "major highways" [ant: {minor}]
2: greater in scope or effect; "a major contribution"; "a major
improvement"; "a major break with tradition"; "a major
misunderstanding" [ant: {minor}]
3: greater in number or size or amount; "a major portion (a
majority) of the population"; "Ursa Major"; "a major
portion of the winnings" [ant: {minor}]
4: of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or
specializes; "his major field was mathematics" [ant: {minor}]
5: of a scale or mode; "major scales"; "the key of D major"
[ant: {minor}]
6: of greater seriousness or danger; "a major earthquake"; "a
major hurricane"; "a major illness" [ant: {minor}]
7: of full legal age; "major children" [ant: {minor}]
8: of the elder of two boys with the same family name; "Jones
major" [syn: {major(ip)}]

n 1: a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or
Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above
2: British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until
1997 (born in 1943) [syn: {John Major}, {John R. Major}, {John
Roy Major}]
3: a university student who is studying a particular field as
the principal subject; "she is a linguistics major"
4: the principal field of study of a student at a university;
"her major is linguistics"

v : have as one's principal field of study; "She is majoring in

major at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Major|maior


Inter: wikipedia » Major (disambiguation)

Alternative forms

* majour Inter: qualifier » obsolete


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈmeɪ.dʒ.ə(ɹ)/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"meIdZ.@(r\)/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈmeɪdʒɚ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"meIdZ@`/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-major.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪdʒə(ɹ)

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » fr|en Inter: term » major||lang=fr


    Inter: wikipedi » a

  • Inter: en-nou » n, or, when used as a title before a persons name'', Major
  • a military rank between captain and lieutenant colonel
    1. : He used to be a major in the army.
    2. : This is Major Jones.
      Usage notes
      When used as a title, it is always capitalized.

    : Example: Major Jane Payne.
    The rank corresponds to pay grade O-4. Abbreviations: Maj. and MAJ.
    Related terms
    * majority
    • sergeant-major
      Inter: trans-top » military rank
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|major|m
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|majoor|m
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|majoro
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|majuri
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|commandant|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Major|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ταγματάρχης|m|tr=tagmatárchis
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|őrnagy
    • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|mayor
    • Irish: Inter: t » ga|maor|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|maggiore|m
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|мајор|m|tr=májor
  • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|ard-chaptan|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|major|m
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|maior|m, Inter: t- » ro|maiori|m|p
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|майор|m|tr=majór
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|bojnik|m, Inter: t- » sh|bojnica|f
  • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|major|m|alt=majór, Inter: t- » sl|majorka|f|alt=majórka
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|mayor|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Etymology 2

    Inter: etyl » enm|en Inter: term » major||lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » maior||lang=la, comparative of Inter: term » magnus||lang=la|great, from Proto-Indo-European *maǵ-yes- "greater", comparative of *maǵ-, *meǵ-, "great".


    Inter: head » en|adjective|head=major
  • Of great significance or importance.
    1. Inter: musi » c Being the larger of two intervals denoted by the same ordinal number.
    2. Inter: musi » c Containing the note which is a major third (four half steps) above the tonic.
      Derived terms
      * majorly
      * minor
      Inter: trans-top » musical chord or key

  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|duuri

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|dur

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Czech: hlavní
    • Dutch: belangrijk
    • Finnish: tärkeä

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: majeur {{m}}, majeure {{f}}
  • Russian: Inter: t » ru|мажорный|sc=Cyrl|tr=mažórnyj|alt=мажо́рный

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • The main area of study of a student working toward a degree at a college or university.
    1. : Midway through his second year of college, he still hadnt chosen a major.''
    2. A student at a college or university concentrating on a given area of study.
    3. : She is a math major.
    4. A person of legal age.
    5. Inter: logi » c The major premise.
    6. Inter: context » Canadian football An alternate term for touchdown; short for "major score".
      * Inter: sense » a person of legal age minor
      Inter: trans-top » The main area of study

  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|主修|tr=zhǔxiū|sc=Hani
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|hoofdvak|n
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|pääaine
  • French: Inter: t- » fr|matière principale|f
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Hauptfach|n

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ειδικότητα|f|tr=eidikótita
    • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|jurusan
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|専攻|tr=せんこう, senkō
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|профилирующая дисциплина|f|tr=profilírujuščaja disciplína, Inter: t- » ru|главный предмет|m|tr=glávnyj predmét, Inter: t- » ru|основной предмет|m|tr=osnovnój predmét

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » A student at a college or university concentrating on a given area of study
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|pääaineopiskelija
    • Greek: Inter: t- » el|ειδικευόμενος|m|tr=eidikevómenos

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|jurusan

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » person of legal age
    • Dutch: meerderjarige {{m}} or {{f}}
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|täysi-ikäinen
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|majeur|m
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Volljährige|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ενήλικας|m|f|tr=enílikas

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|maggiorenne
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|полнолетник|m|tr=polnolétnik
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|maior
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|mayor de edad|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » major premise


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • to concentrate on a particular area of study as a student in a college or university
    1. : I have decided to major in mathematics.
      Inter: trans-top » to concentrate on a particular area of study

  • Inter: ttbc » lv: mažora

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * joram



    Inter: cs-noun » g=m
  • major Inter: military » lang=cs

  • Estonian

    Inter: wikipedia » lang=et


    From Inter: etyl » de|et Inter: term » major|lang=de, from Inter: etyl » es|et, from Inter: etyl » la|et Inter: term » maior|lang=la.


    Inter: et-noun » majori|majorit
  • Inter: military ranks » lang=et Inter: l » et|major


    Inter: et-decl-redel » major

  • French


    French military authorities have created in 1972 the rank of major (non-commissioned officer) which can easily be confused with the rank of major (officer) used in many countries, provocating problems in allied forces communication.


    Inter: fr-noun » m
  • major, the upper rank of French non-commissioned officers

  • Interlingua


    * Inter: IPA » /maˈʒor/|lang=ia


    Inter: ia-adj » -
  • (Inter: comparative of » grande|lang=ia|nocap=1|nodot=1) bigger

  • Latin


    Inter: la-adj-comparative » mājor|magnus|māgnus
  • Inter: alternative form of » maior|māior|lang=la


    Inter: la-decl-comparative-irr » maj|māj

  • Serbo-Croatian


    From Inter: etyl » de|sh Inter: term » Major|lang=de, from Inter: etyl » la|sh Inter: term » maior|māior|lang=la.


    * Inter: IPA » /mǎjoːr/|lang=sh
    • Inter: hyphenation » ma|jor


      Inter: sh-noun » g=m|head=màjōr|r|мајор|ма̀јо̄р

  • Inter: military » Serbo-Croatian|Serbo-Croatian|lang=sh major (rank)


    Inter: sh-decl-noun »

  • |màjōr|majori


    * (Serbo-Croatian): Inter: l » sh|bojnik
    • Inter: l » sh|tisućnik

    Category: Category:sh:Military ranks -



    * Inter: audio » Sv-major.ogg|Audio


    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • a majorInter: R:Utrikes namnbo » k
    1. a Squadron Leader (in the British Royal Air Force)


      Inter: sv-noun-reg-e » r


    Category: Category:sv:Military -
    Category: Category:sv:Occupations -
    Translation: ca » major
    Translation: cs » major
    Translation: de » major
    Translation: et » major
    Translation: es » major
    Translation: eo » major
    Translation: fa » major
    Translation: fr » major
    Translation: ko » major
    Translation: io » major
    Translation: it » major
    Translation: kn » major
    Translation: kk » major
    Translation: ku » major
    Translation: lo » major
    Translation: hu » major
    Translation: mg » major
    Translation: ml » major
    Translation: my » major
    Translation: ja » major
    Translation: oc » major
    Translation: pl » major
    Translation: pt » major
    Translation: ru » major
    Category: simple:major -
    Translation: fi » major
    Translation: sv » major
    Translation: tl » major
    Translation: ta » major
    Translation: te » major
    Translation: tr » major
    Translation: vi » major
    Translation: zh » major

  • Major at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » major


    Inter: wikipedia » lang=de


    Inter: de-noun » m|Majors|Majore
  • Inter: context » military|lang=de major

  • Category: Category:de:Military ranks -
    Translation: de » Major
    Translation: fr » Major
    Translation: ko » Major
    Translation: io » Major
    Translation: sw » Major
    Translation: lo » Major
    Translation: hu » Major
    Translation: pl » Major
    Translation: pt » Major
    Translation: ru » Major
    Translation: fi » Major
    Translation: zh » Major

    majór at English (WD) Of Explained:



    * Inter: IPA » /ˈmajouːr/|lang=is


    Inter: is-noun » m|majórs|majórar
  • major Inter: gloss » military rank


    Inter: is-decl-noun-m-s1 » maj|ó|r