major major  /ˈmeɪ dʒər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain
  2. (n) British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)
  3. (n) a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject
  4. (n) the principal field of study of a student at a university
  5. (v) have as one's principal field of study
  6. (adj) of greater importance or stature or rank
  7. (adj) greater in scope or effect
  8. (adj) greater in number or size or amount
  9. (adj) of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes
  10. (adj) of a scale or mode
  11. (adj) of greater seriousness or danger
  12. (adj) of full legal age
  13. (adj) of the elder of two boys with the same family name

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Usage(s):

  1. He never watched major league baseball.
  2. The last time a major political party put forward a Roman Catholic candidate for President, he had to confront bigotry and suspicion that he would be taking orders from Rome.
  3. And that poses a major test for Washington.

News

  1. Major Changes to Cyprus Program Unlikely

    Major Changes to Cyprus Program Unlikely
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Major natgas pipeline explodes in Louisiana, area evacuated

    By Edward McAllister and Eileen Houlihan (Reuters) - A major natural gas pipeline exploded on Tuesday in Washington Parish, Louisiana, destroying a mobile home and causing an evacuation of the area but no injuries were reported, local officials said. The blast on the Florida Gas Transmission (FGT) pipeline, which transports gas from Texas to south Florida, sent a mushroom cloud into the sky and ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Major pipeline explodes in Louisiana, area evacuated

    (Reuters) - A major natural gas pipeline exploded on Tuesday in Washington Parish, Louisiana, destroying a mobile home and causing an evacuation of the area but no injuries were reported, local officials said.        
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

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Quotes

  1. "I am sad that so few people will be able to view this year's eclipse since it doesn't pass over major cities," Pasachoff said in an e-mail.
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Jay Pasachoff Source: The Associated Press

  2. Obama called the ruling "a major victory for big oil, Wall Street banks, health insurance companies and the other powerful interests that marshal their power ...... in Washington to drown out the voices of everyday Americans."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Daily News

  3. "I think the major factor and the major reason in my decision was the best opportunity to win, and to win now, and to the future also," James said. "Winning is a big thing for me, ever since I was a rookie or I was in high school. That was...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: LeBron James Source: BYU Newsnet

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