There are 2 translations of mayor in English:

mayor1

adj

  • 1 1.1 (comparativo de grande1) pueden volar a mayor altura they can fly at a greater height estas tablas le dan mayor amplitud a la falda these pleats make the skirt fuller un material de mayor flexibilidad a more flexible material en otros países el índice de mortalidad infantil es aún mayor in other countries the infant mortality rate is even higher esto podría reportar beneficios aún mayores this could bring even greater benefitsmayor que algo una superficie cuatro veces mayor que la de nuestro país a surface area four times greater than that of our country cualquier número mayor que 40 any number above 40 o greater than 40 o higher than 40 X > Z [Matemáticas/Mathematics] (read as: equis es mayor que zeta) X > Z (léase: x is greater than z) 1.2 (superlativo de grande1) el mayor país de América Latina the biggest country in Latin America el mayor número de accidentes de Europa the greatest o/or highest number of accidents in Europe esa ha sido siempre su mayor preocupación that has always been her greatest worry le ruego lo envíe a la mayor brevedad posible [Correspondencia/Correspondence] please send it as soon as possible o/or [formal] at your earliest convenience la mayor parte de los argentinos most Argentinians, the majority of Argentinians
  • 2 ((en edad) grande2 2 1 2.1 (comparativo) older ¿tienes hermanos mayores? do you have any older o/or elder brothers or sisters? mayor que algn older than sb soy dos meses mayor que tú I am two months older than you 2.2 (superlativo) ¿quién de los dos es el mayor? who is the older o/or elder of the two? este es mi hijo mayor this is my eldest o/or oldest son el mayor de todos los residentes the oldest of all the residents 2.3 (viejo) elderly ya es muy mayor y no puede valerse sola she's very old o/or [familiar/colloquial] she's getting on and she can't manage on her own 2.4 (adulto) no se les habla así a las personas mayores you shouldn't talk to adults o/or grown-ups like that cuando sea mayor quiero ser bombero when I grow up I want to be a fireman vamos, que ya eres mayorcito para estar haciendo esas cosas come on, you're a bit old to be doing things like that cuando sea mayor de edad [Derecho/Law] when he reaches the age of majority soy mayor de edad y haré lo que quiera I'm over 18 ( o/or 21 etc) and I'll do as I please
  • 3 (en frases negativas/in negative sentences) (grande) no creo que esto requiera mayores explicaciones I don't think this needs much in the way of explanation no tengo mayor interés en el tema I'm not particularly interested in o/or I don't have any great interest in the subject la noticia no me produjo mayor inquietud the news did not worry me particularly o/or unduly se llevó a cabo sin mayores contratiempos it was carried out without any serious o/or major hitches no pasar or llegar a mayores, tuvo un pretendiente, pero la cosa no pasó a mayores she had a boyfriend, but it didn't come to anything o/or but nothing came of it hubo una pelea pero no llegó a mayores there was a fight but it was nothing serious
  • 4 (en nombres) (principal) Calle Mayor Main Street (in US), High Street (in UK)
  • 6 [Comercio/Business] (al) por mayor wholesale venta solo (al) por mayor wholesale only los compran (al) por mayor they buy them wholesale hubo problemas (al) por mayor there were innumerable problems

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Word of the day constipado
adj
está muy constipado = he has a bad cold …
Cultural fact of the day

The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments. The Senado's functions include discussing, approving, and suggesting amendments to legislation passed by the Congreso de los Diputados and supervising the compensation fund for the autonomous regions.

There are 2 translations of mayor in English:

mayor2

mf

  • 1 1.1 (adulto) no te metas en las conversaciones de los mayores don't interrupt when the adults o/or grown-ups are talking cada niño debe ir acompañado de un mayor each child must be accompanied by an adult 1.2
    (mayores masculino plural)
    mis/tus mayores my/your elders

    Compounds

    mayor de edad

    mf
    • person who is legally of age o/or who has reached the age of majority

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Word of the day constipado
adj
está muy constipado = he has a bad cold …
Cultural fact of the day

The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments. The Senado's functions include discussing, approving, and suggesting amendments to legislation passed by the Congreso de los Diputados and supervising the compensation fund for the autonomous regions.