Last modified on 4 September 2014, at 04:58

mayor

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EtymologyEdit

  • Circa 1300 from Old French maire (head of a city or town government) (13th century), from Latin maior (bigger, greater, superior), comparative of magnus (big, great).

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NounEdit

mayor (plural mayors)

  1. The leader of a city, or a municipality, sometimes just a figurehead and sometimes a powerful position. In some countries, the mayor is elected by the citizens or by the city council.
    • 2003, Mary Ruwart, Healing our world in an age of aggression - Page 374
      The Libertarian mayor of Big Water, Utah, recently slashed property taxes in half and even repealed his own salary!
    • 2011, Michael Ryan, The Heart's Location, p 32
      To assist him in his task Paul was joined by Ron Adams, who had been a three-term Libertarian mayor in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  2. By restriction, a male municipal leader
  3. (historical) The steward of some royal courts, particularly in early Medieval France

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(municipal principal leader):

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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin māior, māiōris.

AdjectiveEdit

mayor (epicene, plural mayores)

  1. old
  2. older
  3. (music) major

Crimean TatarEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin maior - major.

NounEdit

mayor

  1. major (military rank).

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IndonesianEdit

NounEdit

mayor

  1. major (military rank in Indonesian Army)
  2. lieutenant commander (military rank in Indonesian Navy)
  3. squadron leader (military rank in Indonesian Air Force)

PapiamentuEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mayor

  1. great, major

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin māior, māiōris.

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

mayor m, f (plural mayores)

  1. bigger; comparative form of grande
  2. older; in this sense, comparative form of viejo, vieja
  3. wholesale

el mayor m, la mayor f, lo mayor n

  1. Superlative forms of (1) and (2). The biggest, the oldest.

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NounEdit

mayor m (plural mayores)

  1. major (military rank)