mayor

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

  • 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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Noun[edit]

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      The Libertarian mayor of Big Water, Utah, recently slashed property taxes in half and even repealed his own salary!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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Asturian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mayor (epicene, plural mayores)

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

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin maior - major.

Noun[edit]

mayor

  1. major (military rank).

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Papiamentu[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mayor

  1. great, major

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin māior, māiōris.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

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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Noun[edit]

mayor m (plural mayores)

  1. major (military rank)