major meaning

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major verb
1. (study) have as one's principal field of study
  • "She is majoring in linguistics"
major adjective
1. of greater importance or stature or rank
Antonyms: minor
  • "a major artist"
  • "a major role"
  • "major highways"
2. greater in scope or effect
Antonyms: minor
  • "a major contribution"
  • "a major improvement"
  • "a major break with tradition"
  • "a major misunderstanding"
3. greater in number or size or amount
Antonyms: minor
  • "a major portion (a majority) of the population"
  • "Ursa Major"
  • "a major portion of the winnings"
4. of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes
Antonyms: minor
  • "his major field was mathematics"
5. (of a scale or mode) having half steps between the third and fourth degrees and the seventh and eighth degrees
Antonyms: minor
  • "major scales"
  • "the key of D major"
6. of greater seriousness or danger
Antonyms: minor
  • "a major earthquake"
  • "a major hurricane"
  • "a major illness"
7. of full legal age
Antonyms: minor
major noun
1. (commissioned_military_officer) a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain
2. (student) a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject
  • "she is a linguistics major"
3. (discipline) the principal field of study of a student at a university
  • "her major is linguistics"
Major noun
1. British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)
Related: John_Major, John_R._Major, John_Roy_Major
major(ip) adjective
1. of the elder of two boys with the same family name
  • "Jones major"
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