Meaning of major

Definition of major

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

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