Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun major

4 senses of major

Sense 1
major -- (a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain)
       => commissioned military officer -- (a commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marine Corps)

Sense 2
Major, John Major, John R. Major, John Roy Major -- (British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943))
       INSTANCE OF=> statesman, solon, national leader -- (a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs)

Sense 3
major -- (a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject; "she is a linguistics major")
       => student, pupil, educatee -- (a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution)

Sense 4
major -- (the principal field of study of a student at a university; "her major is linguistics")
       => discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick -- (a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb major

1 sense of major

Sense 1
major -- (have as one's principal field of study; "She is majoring in linguistics")
       => study -- (be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning)

Antonyms of adj major

8 senses of major

Sense 1
major (vs. minor) -- (of greater importance or stature or rank; "a major artist"; "a major role"; "major highways")

minor (vs. major) -- (of lesser importance or stature or rank; "a minor poet"; "had a minor part in the play"; "a minor official"; "many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen"; "minor back roads")
        => insignificant, peanut -- (of little importance or influence or power; of minor status; "a minor, insignificant bureaucrat"; "peanut politicians")
        => secondary -- (not of major importance; "played a secondary role in world events")

Sense 2
major (vs. minor) -- (greater in scope or effect; "a major contribution"; "a major improvement"; "a major break with tradition"; "a major misunderstanding")

minor (vs. major) -- (lesser in scope or effect; "had minor differences"; "a minor disturbance")

Sense 3
major (vs. minor) -- (greater in number or size or amount; "a major portion (a majority) of the population"; "Ursa Major"; "a major portion of the winnings")

minor (vs. major) -- (inferior in number or size or amount; "a minor share of the profits"; "Ursa Minor")

Sense 4
major (vs. minor) -- (of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes; "his major field was mathematics")

minor (vs. major) -- (of your secondary field of academic concentration or specialization)

Sense 5
major (vs. minor) -- (of a scale or mode; "major scales"; "the key of D major")

minor (vs. major) -- (of a scale or mode; "the minor keys"; "in B flat minor")

Sense 6
major (vs. minor) -- (of greater seriousness or danger; "a major earthquake"; "a major hurricane"; "a major illness")

minor (vs. major) -- (of lesser seriousness or danger; "suffered only minor injuries"; "some minor flooding"; "a minor tropical disturbance")

Sense 7
major (vs. minor) -- (of full legal age)

minor (vs. major), nonaged, underage -- (not of legal age; "minor children")

Sense 8
major (postnominal) -- (of the elder of two boys with the same family name; "Jones major")

INDIRECT (VIA senior) -> junior -- (younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service)

Similarity of adj major

8 senses of major

Sense 1
major (vs. minor) -- (of greater importance or stature or rank; "a major artist"; "a major role"; "major highways")
       => leading (predicate), prima (predicate), star (predicate), starring (predicate), stellar (prenominal) -- (indicating the most important performer or role; "the leading man"; "prima ballerina"; "prima donna"; "a star figure skater"; "the starring role"; "a stellar role"; "a stellar performance")

Sense 2
major (vs. minor) -- (greater in scope or effect; "a major contribution"; "a major improvement"; "a major break with tradition"; "a major misunderstanding")

Sense 3
major (vs. minor) -- (greater in number or size or amount; "a major portion (a majority) of the population"; "Ursa Major"; "a major portion of the winnings")
       => better -- (more than half; "argued for the better part of an hour")

Sense 4
major (vs. minor) -- (of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes; "his major field was mathematics")

Sense 5
major (vs. minor) -- (of a scale or mode; "major scales"; "the key of D major")

Sense 6
major (vs. minor) -- (of greater seriousness or danger; "a major earthquake"; "a major hurricane"; "a major illness")

Sense 7
major (vs. minor) -- (of full legal age)

Sense 8
major (postnominal) -- (of the elder of two boys with the same family name; "Jones major")
       => senior (vs. junior) -- (older; higher in rank; longer in length of tenure or service; "senior officer")

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