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ma·jor

major

 
 
pronunciation:
meI jr
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: the military rank above captain and below lieutenant colonel.
My father was a major in the army.
similar words:
officer
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: greater in size or number.
The congressman played a major part in getting the seatbelt laws passed.
synonyms:
greater, larger, principal
similar words:
dominant
definition 2: great in importance, position, or reputation.
He wants to play in the major leagues.Robert Frost is considered a major poet in American literature.
synonyms:
distinguished, eminent, important, prominent
antonyms:
minor, small
similar words:
big, chief, foremost, great, main, momentous, primary, principal
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