Important, serious, or significant
A system of change-ringing using eight bells
(1943-), British Conservative statesman; prime minister 1990–97. His premiership saw the negotiations leading to the Maastricht Treaty and progress toward peace in Northern Ireland
the major North American writers
A leading international oil company.
A small constellation (the Great Dog), said to represent one of the dogs following Orion. It is just south of the celestial equator and contains the brightest star, Sirius
A noncommissioned officer commanding the drummers of a regimental band
The longer axis of an ellipse, passing through its foci
The chief steward of a large household
A rook or queen
A principal road, especially one classified as an A road or a B road; phrase major road ahead (used on British road signs until 1967).
Spades or hearts
A term that occurs as the predicate of the conclusion of a syllogism.
A company which is relatively large but still not amongst the largest in its sector.
A chief pilot.
An NCO commanding regimental pipes and drums
A sequence of ace, king, queen, and jack of the same suit.
The chief executive officer in a garrison town or fortress
One of the largest and most prominent northern constellations (the Great Bear). The seven brightest stars form a familiar asterism known by various names (especially the Big Dipper and the Plow) and include the Pointers
The principal staff officer to the brigadier in command at the headquarters of a brigade
Geometry a circle that encloses an ellipse and has a diameter coincident with its major axis.
Service as a major-domo.
Specifically a chemical element that is present or required in relatively large amounts; (Biology) = macronutrient; (Geology) an element that constitutes more than 5 per cent of a rock.
An officer in the US Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps ranking above brigadier general and below lieutenant general
The top level of junior competition; chiefly attributive.
The highest-ranking league in a particular professional sport, especially baseball
Insurance designed to cover medical expenses due to severe or prolonged illness by paying all or most of the bills above a set amount
A penalty requiring the player to leave the ice for five minutes.
Any of the eight planets of the solar system, as distinct from an asteroid or smaller body
A leading figure in a particular field; (Business) a leading competitor in a particular market.
The premiss that contains the major term of a syllogism.
Any of the prophets after whom the longer prophetic books of the Bible are named; Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, or Daniel
(Originally) an Indian officer in an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army, of a rank corresponding to major in the British Army (now historical); (now) a high-level junior commissioned officer in the Indian and Pakistani armies.
The chief trumpeter of a cavalry regiment, typically a principal musician in a regimental band
The original, usually severe form of smallpox, often having a mortality rate of 20–30%.
(In ants with workers of different types) a subcaste composed of the largest workers, having large heads and frequently functioning for defence; such a worker, especially a soldier ant.
The outer or larger diameter of an object, especially a screw thread.
More fully Major Mitchell cockatoo. An Australian cockatoo, Cacatua leadbeateri, with pink face and underparts and white upperparts (also called Leadbeater's cockatoo).
To pursue a zigzag course, originally as a method of exploration; to meander; to become lost.
An Indian officer in a cavalry regiment of the British Indian Army, of a rank corresponding to major in the British Army (now historical).
A noncommissioned officer in the US Army or Marine Corps of the highest rank, above master sergeant and below warrant officer
A tranquilizer of the kind used to treat psychotic states
The main muscle of the chest, involved primarily in shoulder movement (including the downward movement of the wing in birds), in humans originating from the second to fourth ribs, clavicle, and sternum and inserting on the humerus.
(In the British army) a staff officer having overall charge of the provision and organization of drummers.
A noncommissioned officer in the US Army ranking above first sergeant
The highest-ranking non-commissioned officer of an infantry company
A genetic system that allows large proteins in immune system cells to identify compatible or foreign proteins. It allows the matching of potential organ or bone marrow donors with recipients
= major histocompatibility complex.
Either of the two groups of cards in a tarot pack: the twenty-two trump cards (the major arcana) and the fifty-six suit cards (the minor arcana)
The chief steward of a large household