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major US English

Important, serious, or significant

major US Thesaurus

the major North American writers

major New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

army and US air force rank

Major in major US English

A system of change-ringing using eight bells

Major, Sir John US English

(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

Canis Major US English

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

drum major US English

A noncommissioned officer commanding the drummers of a regimental band

major axis US English

The longer axis of an ellipse, passing through its foci

major-domo US English

The chief steward of a large household

major piece US English

A rook or queen

major suit US English

Spades or hearts

pipe major US English

An NCO commanding regimental pipes and drums

town major US English

The chief executive officer in a garrison town or fortress

Ursa Major US English

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

brigade major US English

The principal staff officer to the brigadier in command at the headquarters of a brigade

major general US English

An officer in the US Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps ranking above brigadier general and below lieutenant general

major league US English

The highest-ranking league in a particular professional sport, especially baseball

major medical US English

Insurance designed to cover medical expenses due to severe or prolonged illness by paying all or most of the bills above a set amount

major planet US English

Any of the eight planets of the solar system, as distinct from an asteroid or smaller body

major prophet US English

Any of the prophets after whom the longer prophetic books of the Bible are named; Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, or Daniel

trumpet major US English

The chief trumpeter of a cavalry regiment, typically a principal musician in a regimental band

sergeant major US English

A noncommissioned officer in the US Army or Marine Corps of the highest rank, above master sergeant and below warrant officer

sergeant major New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, capitals in titles; abbreviation SM)

major tranquilizer US English

A tranquilizer of the kind used to treat psychotic states

command sergeant major US English

A noncommissioned officer in the US Army ranking above first sergeant

company sergeant major US English

The highest-ranking non-commissioned officer of an infantry company

regimental sergeant major New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(capital in titles; abbreviation RSM)

major histocompatibility complex US English

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

arcana US English

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)

major-domos in major-domo US English

The chief steward of a large household

psoas US English

Each of a pair of large muscles that run from the lumbar spine through the groin on either side and, with the iliacus, flex the hip. A second muscle, the psoas minor, has a similar action but is often absent

psoas major in psoas US English

Each of a pair of large muscles that run from the lumbar spine through the groin on either side and, with the iliacus, flex the hip. A second muscle, the psoas minor, has a similar action but is often absent

quint US English

(In piquet) a sequence of five cards of the same suit. A run of ace, king, queen, jack, and ten is a quint major and one of jack, ten, nine, eight, and seven a quint minor

teres US English

Either of two muscles passing below the shoulder joint from the scapula to the upper part of the humerus, one (teres major) drawing the arm toward the body and rotating it inward, the other (teres minor) rotating it outward

A. major in astrantia US English

A plant of the parsley family with small compact starlike heads of tiny flowers surrounded by prominent bracts, native to Europe and western Asia

C. major in honeywort US English

A Mediterranean plant of the borage family with grayish-green leaves and tubular yellow or purple flowers that are a favored source of nectar for bees

major generals in major general US English

An officer in the US Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps ranking above brigadier general and below lieutenant general


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