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The Definition of - major (verb)

    noun
    1.
    a commissioned military officer ranking next below a lieutenant colonel and next above a captain.
    2.
    one of superior rank, ability, etc., in a specified class.
    3.
    Education.
    1. a subject or field of study chosen by a student to represent his or her principal interest and upon which a large share of his or her efforts are concentrated:
      History was my major at college.
    2. a student engaged in such study.
    4.
    a person of full legal age (opposed to minor).
    5.
    Music. a major interval, chord, scale, etc.
    6.
    the majors.
    1. Sports. the major leagues:
      He coached in the majors as well as in the minors.
    2. the companies or organizations that lead or control a particular field of activity:
      the oil majors.
    adjective
    7.
    greater in size, extent, or importance:
    the major part of the town.
    8.
    great, as in rank or importance:
    a major political issue; a major artist.
    9.
    serious or risky:
    a major operation.
    10.
    of or relating to the majority:
    the major opinion.
    11.
    of full legal age.
    12.
    Music.
    1. (of an interval) being between the tonic and the second, third, sixth, or seventh degrees of a major scale:
      a major third; a major sixth.
    2. (of a chord) having a major third between the root and the note next above it.
    13.
    pertaining to the subject in which a student takes the most courses:
    Her major field is English history.
    14.
    (initial capital letter) (of one of two male students in an English public school who have the same surname) being the elder or higher in standing:
    Hobbes Major is not of a scientific bent.
    verb (used without object)
    15.
    to follow a major course of study:
    He is majoring in physics.

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Word Origin & History of - major

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