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Definition of Major


  1. Greater in number, quantity, or extent; as, the major part of the assembly; the major part of the revenue; the major part of the territory.
  2. Of greater dignity; more important.
  3. Of full legal age.
  4. Greater by a semitone, either in interval or in difference of pitch from another tone.
  5. An officer next in rank above a captain and next below a lieutenant colonel; the lowest field officer.
  6. A person of full age.
  7. That premise which contains the major term. It its the first proposition of a regular syllogism; as: No unholy person is qualified for happiness in heaven [the major]. Every man in his natural state is unholy [minor]. Therefore, no man in his natural state is qualified for happiness in heaven [conclusion or inference].
  8. A mayor.

Major Quotations

All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.
Pope Paul VI

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
Dalai Lama

The fight against AIDS in China is already well underway. The Chinese government and other funders are providing major support, and they'll continue to bear primary responsibility for delivering prevention and treatment.
Bill Gates

The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become.
Jim Rohn

Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
Jim Rohn
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Major Translations

major in Dutch is majoor
major in French is commandant
major in Italian is maggiore, in prima linea
major in Portuguese is principal
major in Spanish is mayor

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