"major" Definition

  1. a. That premise which contains the major term. It its the first proposition of a regular syllogism; as: No unholy person is qualified for happiness in heaven [the major]. Every man in his natural state is unholy [minor]. Therefore, no man in his natural state is qualified for happiness in heaven [conclusion or inference].
  2. a. A mayor.
  3. a. Greater in number, quantity, or extent; as, the major part of the assembly; the major part of the revenue; the major part of the territory.
  4. a. Of greater dignity; more important.
  5. a. Of full legal age.
  6. a. Greater by a semitone, either in interval or in difference of pitch from another tone.
  7. a. An officer next in rank above a captain and next below a lieutenant colonel; the lowest field officer.
  8. a. A person of full age.

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Position in dictionary: 59295 of 111710 words.
Word Type: a., a., a., a., a., a., a., a.,
Words that start with "major": 10
Words that end with "major": 5
Words that contain "major": 14
Next words in dictionary: major general, major-domo, majorat, majorate, majoration, majorcan, majorities, majority, majorship, majoun
Previous words in dictionary: majolica, majesty, majesties, majesticness, majestical, majestic, majestatic, majestatal, maize, maithes

English Dictionary Definition of major

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