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Synonyms for major
ˈmeɪ dʒərma·jor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. majornoun

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

    minor, peanut, junior, nonaged, insignificant, secondary, underage

  2. Major, John Major, John R. Major, John Roy Majornoun

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

    junior, minor, nonaged, secondary, peanut, underage, insignificant

  3. majornoun

    a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject

    "she is a linguistics major"

    nonaged, minor, underage, peanut, insignificant, junior, secondary

  4. majoradjective

    the principal field of study of a student at a university

    "her major is linguistics"

    junior, minor, secondary, nonaged, insignificant, peanut, underage

  5. majoradjective

    of greater importance or stature or rank

    "a major artist"; "a major role"; "major highways"


    nonaged, minor, secondary, insignificant, underage, junior, peanut

  6. majoradjective

    greater in scope or effect

    "a major contribution"; "a major improvement"; "a major break with tradition"; "a major misunderstanding"


    nonaged, minor, peanut, underage, insignificant, secondary, junior

  7. majoradjective

    greater in number or size or amount

    "a major portion (a majority) of the population"; "Ursa Major"; "a major portion of the winnings"


    secondary, underage, insignificant, nonaged, junior, minor, peanut

  8. majoradjective

    of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes

    "his major field was mathematics"


    minor, junior, insignificant, nonaged, secondary, underage, peanut

  9. majoradjective

    of a scale or mode

    "major scales"; "the key of D major"


    nonaged, junior, underage, secondary, minor, peanut, insignificant

  10. majoradjective

    of greater seriousness or danger

    "a major earthquake"; "a major hurricane"; "a major illness"


    peanut, nonaged, minor, underage, secondary, insignificant, junior

  11. majoradjective

    of full legal age


    minor, underage, insignificant, peanut, junior, nonaged, secondary

  12. major(ip)verb

    of the elder of two boys with the same family name

    "Jones major"

    minor, secondary, nonaged, peanut, insignificant, underage, junior

  13. majorverb

    have as one's principal field of study

    "She is majoring in linguistics"

    junior, peanut, underage, minor, secondary, nonaged, insignificant

Editors Contribution

  1. key partadverb

    Submitted by jndiwehfyusn on September 20, 2021  
  2. most important

    it is the major thing. most important part of the human body is the heart.

    the heart is the major i.e most important part of human body

    Submitted by halimat_l on November 30, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. majoradjective


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. majoradjective

    greater, larger


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How to use major in a sentence?

  1. Human Rights Watch:

    Prosecutors presented no evidence other than testimony from a police major in the National Security Sector of the Interior Ministry to support their accusation that the defendants planned to use violence to overthrow the government.

  2. Kamiar Mohaddes:

    Without mitigation and adaptation policies, many countries are likely to experience sustained temperature increases relative to historical norms and suffer major income losses as a result.

  3. Robert Shapiro:

    GDP is the only standard gauge we have of the pace and direction of the overall economy and its major components, and the measures that comprise it help shape long-term business and financial planning and short-term investment algorithms.

  4. Jeremy S. Anderson:

    There are two major products that come out of Berkeley LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.

  5. Clara Chow:

    If text message-based support improves medical adherence, it has the potential to prevent major clinical events such as heart attacks, strokes and premature death.

Translations for major

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  • رائدArabic
  • гало́ўныBelarusian
  • majorCatalan, Valencian
  • majorCzech
  • Volljährige, Hauptfach, Major, durGerman
  • ειδικευόμενος, μεγάλος, ταγματάρχης, ειδικότητα, μείζων, επισμηναγός, ενήλικαςGreek
  • majoroEsperanto
  • comandante, asignatura principal, mayor, mayor de edadSpanish
  • täysi-ikäinen, duuri, suurin, pääaineopiskelija, [[opiskella]] [[pääaineena]], pääaine, tärkeä, merkittävä, suuri, majuriFinnish
  • plus important, très important, de taille, plus grand, commandant, [[matière]] [[principal, majeurFrench
  • príomhábhar, maorIrish
  • ard-chaptanManx
  • प्रमुखHindi
  • őrnagyHungarian
  • jurusan, mayorIndonesian
  • maggiore, maggiorenneItalian
  • גדולHebrew
  • メジャー, 専攻, 少佐Japanese
  • 專攻, 전공Korean
  • MaiorLatin
  • meihaMāori
  • полноле́тник, ма́јорMacedonian
  • mejarMalay
  • hoofdvak, meerderjarige, majoorDutch
  • major, størreNorwegian
  • poważnyPolish
  • maior de idade, maior, principal, majorPortuguese
  • maior, maioriRomanian
  • крупный, совершеннолетний, специализи́роваться, [[основно́й]] [[предме́т]], мажо́рный, [[гла́вный]] [[предме́т]], [[профилирующий, майо́р, совершенноле́тнийRussian
  • bojnica, bojnikSerbo-Croatian
  • majór, majórkaSlovene
  • majorSwedish
  • اہمUrdu
  • chínhVietnamese
  • 重大的Chinese

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