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Adjective
/ˈmājər/,
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Important, serious, or significant,
  1. Important, serious, or significant
    • - the use of drugs is a major problem
  2. Greater or more important; main
    • - he got the major share of the spoils
  3. (of a surgical operation) Serious or life-threatening
    • - he had to undergo major surgery
  4. (of a scale) Having an interval of a semitone between the third and fourth degrees and the seventh and eighth degrees

  5. (of an interval) Equivalent to that between the tonic and another note of a major scale, and greater by a semitone than the corresponding minor interval

  6. (of a key) Based on a major scale, tending to produce a bright or joyful effect
    • - Prelude in G Major
  7. (of a triad) Having a major third as the bottom interval

  8. Of full legal age

  9. (of a term) Occurring as the predicate in the conclusion of a categorical syllogism

  10. (of a premise) Containing the major term in a categorical syllogism

  11. (appended to a surname in some schools) Indicating the elder of two brothers

Verb
  1. Specialize in (a particular subject) at a college or university
    • - I was trying to decide if I should major in drama or English
Noun
  1. An army officer of high rank, in particular (in the US Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps) an officer ranking above captain and below lieutenant colonel

  2. A major key, interval, or scale

  3. A system of change-ringing using eight bells

  4. A student's principal subject or course of study

  5. A student specializing in a specified subject
    • - a math major
  6. A major world organization, company, or competition
    • - it's not unreasonable to believe someone can win all four majors
  7. The major leagues

  8. A person of full legal age

  9. A major term or premise


  1. have as one's principal field of study; "She is majoring in linguistics"
  2. a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain
  3. of greater importance or stature or rank; "a major artist"; "a major role"; "major highways"
  4. British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)
  5. a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject; "she is a linguistics major"
  6. of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes; "his major field was mathematics"
  7. Major is a rank of commissioned officer, with corresponding ranks existing in almost every military in the world.
  8. An academic major, major concentration, concentration, or simply major is a college or university student's main field of specialization during his or her undergraduate studies which would be in addition to, and may incorporate portions of, a core curriculum. ...
  9. Major is a rank of the Canadian Forces. The rank insignia of a major is two 1/2-in stripes with a 1/4-in. stripe between. ...
  10. Although all naturally occurring Field Elm Ulmus minor × Wych Elm U. glabra hybrids are loosely termed 'Dutch elm', Ulmus × hollandica 'Major' is a distinctive cultivar that in England came to be known specifically as the Dutch Elm. ...
  11. Major is a rank of the German military which dates back to the Middle Ages. It equates to Major in the British and US Armies, and is rated OF-3 in NATO. During World War II, the SS equivalent was Sturmbannführer.
  12. The men's major golf championships, often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf. ...
  13. a military rank between captain and lieutenant colonel; to concentrate on a particular area of study as a student in a college or university; of great significance or importance; being the larger of two intervals denoted by the same ordinal number; containing the note which is a major third ( ...
  14. (Majors) Major Hollywood movie producer/distributor studios (MGM/UA, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, Paramount Pictures, Universal, and Disney).
  15. (Majors) Large multinational oil companies involved in all aspects of oil production, including both upstream and downstream activities.
  16. (Majors) These are the seven most traded currencies on the Forex: the U.S. dollar (USD), the euro (EUR), theyen (JPY), the British pound (GBP), the Swiss franc (CHF), the dollar Canadian (CAD) and Australian dollar(AUD).
  17. (Majors) YES/NO indicator to denote major air carriers. Majors is a U.S. designation for an air carrier with annual operating revenue of more than one billion dollars, such as American, Delta, and United Airlines. Also called major carrier.
  18. (Majors (Changing / Adding / Dropping)) Changing / Adding / Dropping - To add, change or drop your Major or Minor or Degree Objective, contact the school in which the program resides for the information and paperwork necessary for your application. ...
  19. (Majors) Any of the major Hollywood studios
  20. (Majors) Larger publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) with flows equal to at least one million gallons per day (mgd) or servicing a population equivalent to 10,000 persons; certain other POTWs having significant water quality impacts. (See: minors.)
  21. (Majors) Major oil companies. (Exxon-Mobil, Marathon, BP, etc.)
  22. (Majors) Most degree programs require you to choose a major, such as history or biology.  You will then take a lot of courses in this department.
  23. (Majors) The 'Major Labels' are the production and distribution arms of the top international media corporations such as Sony, EMI, Polygram etc.
  24. (Majors) The primary oil and gas suppliers in a given market. For example, in the Northwest, the top 4 branded oil suppliers are (in no particular order) ARCO, Chevron, 76/Conoco - Phillips and Shell. There are several more "branded" suppliers such as Texaco, Mobil and Exxon.
  25. (Majors) These are the major dealing currencies throughout the world and include. The US (USD) UK (GBP) Europe (EUR) Switzerland (CHF) Australia (AUD) New Zealand (NZD) Singapore (SGD)