Who is major?

  • (adj): Of greater importance or stature or rank.
    Example: "A major artist"; "a major role"; "major highways"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Major is a rank of commissioned officer, with corresponding ranks existing in many military forces.

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Some articles on major:

City Of London
... The City is today a major business and financial centre, ranking as the leading centre of global finance throughout the 19th century, the City served as the world's primary business centre ... The other major financial district in London is Canary Wharf, 2.5 miles (4.0 km) to the east ... The legal profession forms a major component of the northern and western sides of the City - especially in the Temple and Chancery Lane areas where ...
Minor Scale - Natural-minor System
... system" is defined by, "(1) the use of only major and minor triads (or seventh chords made out of them) and (2) keeping the natural-minor scale pure as the aggregate pitch content," with the one ... Thus minor triads on, and, and major on, are allowed but no form on the second is, either the altered major or minor, or the already occurring but consistently avoided diminished ...
Harmony - Types
... In the chord C Major7, C-E is a major third E-G is a minor third and G to B is a major third ...
Military Of Burundi
... A general staff (Etat-Major Général) commands the armed forces, consisting of a joint staff (Etat-Major inter-armes) a training staff (Etat-Major de la Formation), and a logistics staff (Etat ...

More definitions of "major":

  • (noun): A university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject.
    Example: "She is a linguistics major"
  • (adj): Greater in scope or effect.
    Example: "A major contribution"; "a major improvement"; "a major break with tradition"; "a major misunderstanding"
  • (verb): Have as one's principal field of study.
    Example: "She is majoring in linguistics"
  • (adj): Greater in number or size or amount.
    Example: "A major portion (a majority) of the population"; "Ursa Major"; "a major portion of the winnings"
  • (noun): The principal field of study of a student at a university.
    Example: "Her major is linguistics"
  • (adj): Of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes.
    Example: "His major field was mathematics"
  • (adj): Of greater seriousness or danger.
    Example: "A major earthquake"; "a major hurricane"; "a major illness"
  • (adj): Of full legal age.
    Example: "Major children"
  • (noun): A commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain.
  • (adj): Of the elder of two boys with the same family name.
    Example: "Jones major"
  • (adj): Of a scale or mode.
    Example: "Major scales"; "the key of D major"

Famous quotes containing the word major:

    As a novelist, I cannot occupy myself with “characters,” or at any rate central ones, who lack panache, in one or another sense, who would be incapable of a major action or a major passion, or who have not a touch of the ambiguity, the ultimate unaccountability, the enlarging mistiness of persons “in history.” History, as more austerely I now know it, is not romantic. But I am.
    Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973)

    Uncle Ben’s brass bullet-mould
    And powder horn, and Major Bogan’s face
    Above the fire, in the half-light, plainly said
    There’s naught to kill but the animated dead;
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    The more you stay in this kind of job, the more you realize that a public figure, a major public figure, is a lonely man.
    Richard M. Nixon (1913–1995)