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Definition of major
- 2 Music (of a scale) having intervals of a semitone between the third and fourth, and seventh and eighth degrees. Contrasted with minor.
- 1a rank of officer in the army and the US air force, above captain and below lieutenant colonel.[shortening of sergeant major, formerly a high rank]
- 6 Bridgeshort for major suit.South was anxious to mention his four-card major and bid one spade
verb[no object] (major in) North American & Australian/NZ
Middle English: from Latin, comparative of magnus 'great'; perhaps influenced by French majeur