major

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

Definition (noun): British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)

Definition (noun): a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject

Example: she is a linguistics major

Definition (noun): the principal field of study of a student at a university

Example: her major is linguistics

Definition (verb): have as one’s principal field of study

Example: She is majoring in linguistics

Definition (adjective): of greater importance or stature or rank

Example: a major artist

Definition (adjective): of greater importance or stature or rank

Example: a major role

Definition (adjective): of greater importance or stature or rank

Example: major highways

Definition (adjective): greater in scope or effect

Example: a major contribution

Definition (adjective): greater in scope or effect

Example: a major improvement

Definition (adjective): greater in scope or effect

Example: a major break with tradition

Definition (adjective): greater in scope or effect

Example: a major misunderstanding

Definition (adjective): greater in number or size or amount

Example: a major portion (a majority) of the population

Definition (adjective): greater in number or size or amount

Example: Ursa Major

Definition (adjective): greater in number or size or amount

Example: a major portion of the winnings

Definition (adjective): of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes

Example: his major field was mathematics

Definition (adjective): (of a scale or mode) having half steps between the third and fourth degrees and the seventh and eighth degrees

Example: major scales

Definition (adjective): (of a scale or mode) having half steps between the third and fourth degrees and the seventh and eighth degrees

Example: the key of D major

Definition (adjective): of greater seriousness or danger

Example: a major earthquake

Definition (adjective): of greater seriousness or danger

Example: a major hurricane

Definition (adjective): of greater seriousness or danger

Example: a major illness

Definition (adjective): of full legal age

Definition (adjective): of the elder of two boys with the same family name

Example: Jones major