Definition of MAJOR

noun : MAJOR

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain ;

  • 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" ;

verb : MAJOR

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) have as one's principal field of study; "She is majoring in linguistics" ;

Adjective : MAJOR

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) of greater importance or stature or rank; "a major artist"; "a major role"; "major highways" ;

  • 2. (

    ) greater in scope or effect; "a major contribution"; "a major improvement"; "a major break with tradition"; "a major misunderstanding" ;

  • 3. (

    ) greater in number or size or amount; "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; "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; "major scales"; "the key of D major" ;

  • 6. (

    ) of greater seriousness or danger; "a major earthquake"; "a major hurricane"; "a major illness" ;

  • 8. (

    ) of the elder of two boys with the same family name; "Jones major" ;


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