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Adjective major has 8 senses
  1. major - of greater importance or stature or rank; "a major artist"; "a major role"; "major highways"
    Antonyms:
    minor, insignificant, peanut, secondary
  2. major - greater in scope or effect; "a major contribution"; "a major improvement"; "a major break with tradition"; "a major misunderstanding"
    Antonym:
    minor
  3. major - greater in number or size or amount; "a major portion (a majority) of the population"; "Ursa Major"; "a major portion of the winnings"
    Antonym:
    minor
  4. major - of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes; "his major field was mathematics"
    Antonym:
    minor
  5. major - of a scale or mode; "major scales"; "the key of D major"
    Antonym:
    minor
  6. major - of greater seriousness or danger; "a major earthquake"; "a major hurricane"; "a major illness"
    Antonym:
    minor
  7. major - of full legal age; "major children"
    Antonyms:
    minor, nonaged, underage
  8. major - of the elder of two boys with the same family name; "Jones major"
    Antonym:
    junior (indirect, via senior)
Noun major has 4 senses
  1. major - a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain
    --1 is a kind of
    commissioned military officer
  2. Major, John Major, John R. Major, John Roy Major - British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)
    --2 is a kind of statesman, solon, national leader
  3. major - a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject; "she is a linguistics major"
    --3 is a kind of
    student, pupil, educatee
    Derived form: verb major1
  4. major - the principal field of study of a student at a university; "her major is linguistics"
    --4 is a kind of
    discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick, branch of knowledge
    Derived form: verb major1
Verb major has 1 sense
  1. major - have as one's principal field of study; "She is majoring in linguistics"
    --1 is one way to
    study
    Derived forms: noun major3, noun major4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
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