Definition for major

adjective as in bigger

adjective as in important

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Example Sentences

The roof, doors, and windows will be sourced locally, and the whole process can be completed in less than a week, another major advantage over traditional building methods.

She met her first husband and writing partner Gerry Goffin, a chemistry major while they were students at Queens College.

CHth1zkHj8WOne of the ways that Toyota is able to create vehicles with such strong reputations for reliability is by reusing major components across multiple vehicles.

The newspapers reported that Thomas “Shaky Tom” Anderson and Jimmy “Kid Riviera” Williams were major players in the policy racket.

Another former Democratic lawmaker who now leads a major Texas city similarly tried and failed to pass legislation that would bring greater accountability to the state.

To put it rather uncharitably, the USPHS practiced a major dental experiment on a city full of unconsenting subjects.

Other major news outlets made the same decision, hiding behind a misplaced sense of multicultural sensitivity.

Iraq may have been an irregular fight, but it had major moments.

This is the Mexico that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and most major U.S. corporations, are eager to call amigo.

Those who have watched anti-gay groups closely suggest that there will be two major strategic shifts in their strategy.

The major-general kept him well informed of every movement of the enemy, and pointed out the dangerous isolation of Davout.

Thereon the major-general took on himself to nominate Prince Eugne as Murat's successor.

Major Abbott and his brother officers, trying to keep their men loyal, stood fast and listened to the distant turmoil in the city.

Frulein Fichtner was the young lady who was going to play his concerto in A major at the concert that evening.

He was a good judge of men, that eagle-faced major; he knew that the slightest move with hostile intent would mean a smoking gun.


On this page you'll find 132 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to major, such as: big, considerable, dominant, extensive, large, and large-scale.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.