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Dictionary definition for: Major

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

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

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

4. (n) British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)

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

6. (n) a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject; "she is a linguistics major"

7. (a) greater in number or size or amount; "a major portion (a majority) of the population" "Ursa Major" "a major portion of the winnings"

8. (n) the principal field of study of a student at a university; "her major is linguistics"

9. (a) of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes; "his major field was mathematics"

10. (a) of a scale or mode; "major scales" "the key of D major"

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

12. (a) of full legal age; "major children"

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