Definition of Major


  • the principal field of study of a student at a university
    "her major is linguistics"
  • a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject
    "she is a linguistics major"
  • British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)
    - john major - john r. major - john roy major
  • a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines
    below lieutenant colonel and above captain


  • have as one's principal field of study
    "She is majoring in linguistics"


  • of the elder of two boys with the same family name
    "Jones major"
    - major(ip)
  • of full legal age
  • of greater seriousness or danger
    "a major earthquake"
    "a major hurricane"
    "a major illness"
  • of a scale or mode
    "major scales"
    "the key of D major"
  • of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes
    "his major field was mathematics"
  • greater in number or size or amount
    "a major portion (a majority) of the population"
    "Ursa Major"
    "a major portion of the winnings"
  • greater in scope or effect
    "a major contribution"
    "a major improvement"
    "a major break with tradition"
    "a major misunderstanding"
  • of greater importance or stature or rank
    "a major artist"
    "a major role"
    "major highways"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Major

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Unscramble major

25 unscramble word found using the letters major.

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