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From Middle French majeur, a borrowing from Latin māior (larger, greater). Doublet of maire, major, and mayeur.


  • IPA(key): /ma.ʒœʁ/
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  • Rhymes: -œʁ


majeur (feminine majeure, masculine plural majeurs, feminine plural majeures)

  1. greater, larger, more important
    Antonyms: mineur, moindre
  2. (by extension) of great importance, main, major, principal, greatest
    Antonyms: mineur, moindre
  3. major, adult, of age (who has attained the age of majority, who is over the legal age of majority)
    Antonym: mineur
    majeur et vaccinéold enough to look after oneself
  4. (music) major
    Antonym: mineur
    si majeurB major
    la majeurA major

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majeur m (plural majeurs)

  1. an adult (as defined by the age of majority)
    Antonym: mineur
  2. middle finger

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