See also: Mayor

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mayor (plural mayors, feminine mayoress)

  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      The Libertarian mayor of Big Water, Utah, recently slashed property taxes in half and even repealed his own salary!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, page 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. (historical) The steward of some royal courts, particularly in early Medieval France

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HyponymsEdit

(municipal principal leader):

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DescendantsEdit

  • Cebuano: mayor
  • Swahili: meya
  • Tok Pisin: meya

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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin māior.

AdjectiveEdit

mayor (epicene, plural mayores)

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

CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English mayor, from Old French maire (head of a city or town government), from Latin maior (bigger, greater, superior), comparative of magnus (big, great).

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ma‧yor

NounEdit

mayor

  1. a mayor; the leader of a city, or a municipality

QuotationsEdit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:mayor.


Crimean TatarEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin maior (major).

NounEdit

mayor

  1. major (military rank).

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

IndonesianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Dutch majoor, from Spanish mayor, from Latin maior.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈmajɔr]
  • Hyphenation: ma‧yor

NounEdit

mayor (plural mayor-mayor, first-person possessive mayorku, second-person possessive mayormu, third-person possessive mayornya)

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

Alternative formsEdit

  • mejar (Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore)

AdjectiveEdit

mayor

  1. major.
    Synonyms: besar, utama
    Antonym: minor

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Further readingEdit


PapiamentuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish mayor and Portuguese maior.

AdjectiveEdit

mayor

  1. great, major

PortugueseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mayor m or f (plural mayores, comparable)

  1. Obsolete spelling of maior

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin maior.

PronunciationEdit

 
  • IPA(key): (everywhere but Argentina and Uruguay) /maˈʝoɾ/, [maˈʝoɾ]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /maˈʃoɾ/, [maˈʃoɾ]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /maˈʒoɾ/, [maˈʒoɾ]
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  • AdjectiveEdit

    mayor (plural mayores)

    1. comparative degree of grande: bigger
      Antonym: menor
    2. comparative degree of viejo: older; elder
      mi novio es mayor que yo
      my boyfriend is older than me
      tengo una hermana mayor
      I've got an elder sister
      Antonym: menor
    3. (of a person) comparative degree of viejo: old; at an advanced age
      Synonyms: viejo, anciano
    4. of age; adult; grown-up
      Cuando (yo) sea mayor voy a ser médico
      When I'm grown-up, I want to be a doctor.
      Synonym: mayor de edad
    5. major; main
      una preocupación mayor
      a major concern
      la plaza mayor
      the main square
      Antonym: menor
    6. head; boss
    7. (music) major
      Antonym: menor
    8. (as a superlative, el/la/lo mayor) superlative degree of grande: the biggest
    9. (as a superlative) superlative degree of viejo: the oldest
    10. enhanced

    Derived termsEdit

    NounEdit

    mayor m (plural mayores)

    1. (military) major (military rank)
    2. boss; head
    3. (literary, in the plural) ancestors

    NounEdit

    mayor f (plural mayores)

    1. (nautical) mainsail

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