Synonyms for major


1. major, commissioned military officer
usage: a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain
2. Major, John Major, John R. Major, John Roy Major
usage: British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)
3. major, student, pupil, educatee
usage: a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject; "she is a linguistics major"
4. major, discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick
usage: the principal field of study of a student at a university; "her major is linguistics"


1. major, study
usage: have as one's principal field of study; "She is majoring in linguistics"


1. major (vs. minor), leading(predicate), prima(predicate), star(predicate), starring(predicate), stellar(prenominal)
usage: of greater importance or stature or rank; "a major artist"; "a major role"; "major highways"
2. major (vs. minor)
usage: greater in scope or effect; "a major contribution"; "a major improvement"; "a major break with tradition"; "a major misunderstanding"
3. major (vs. minor), better
usage: greater in number or size or amount; "a major portion (a majority) of the population"; "Ursa Major"; "a major portion of the winnings"
4. major (vs. minor)
usage: of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes; "his major field was mathematics"
5. major (vs. minor)
usage: of a scale or mode; "major scales"; "the key of D major"
6. major (vs. minor)
usage: of greater seriousness or danger; "a major earthquake"; "a major hurricane"; "a major illness"
7. major (vs. minor)
usage: of full legal age
8. major(postnominal), senior (vs. junior)
usage: of the elder of two boys with the same family name; "Jones major"
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