1. Of greater importance or stature or rank (synset 301475771)
    "a major artist"; "a major role"; "major highways"
  2. Greater in scope or effect (synset 301474453)
    "a major contribution"; "a major improvement"; "a major break with tradition"; "a major misunderstanding"
  3. Greater in number or size or amount (synset 301473917)
    "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 (synset 301475494)
    "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 (synset 301475013)
    "major scales"; "the key of D major"
  6. Of greater seriousness or danger (synset 301476823)
    "a major earthquake"; "a major hurricane"; "a major illness"
  7. Of full legal age (synset 301474763)
  8. Of the elder of two boys with the same family name (synset 302107516)
    "Jones major"
  1. A commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines;
    Below lieutenant colonel and above captain (synset 110302867)
  2. British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943) (synset 111170624)
  3. A university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject (synset 110303063)
    "she is a linguistics major"
  4. The principal field of study of a student at a university (synset 106006837)
    "her major is linguistics"
  1. Have as one's principal field of study (synset 200609022)
    "She is majoring in linguistics"

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