mayor

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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.

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Noun[edit]

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      The Libertarian mayor of Big Water, Utah, recently slashed property taxes in half and even repealed his own salary!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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(municipal principal leader):

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Descendants[edit]

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

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin māior.

Adjective[edit]

mayor (epicene, plural mayores)

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

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ma‧yor

Noun[edit]

mayor

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

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:mayor.


Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin maior (major).

Noun[edit]

mayor

  1. major (military rank).

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References[edit]

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

Indonesian[edit]

Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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 forms[edit]

  • mejar (Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore)

Adjective[edit]

mayor

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

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Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish mayor and Portuguese maior.

Adjective[edit]

mayor

  1. great, major

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mayor m or f (plural mayores, comparable)

  1. Obsolete spelling of maior

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin maior.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • 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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  • Adjective[edit]

    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 terms[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    mayor m (plural mayores)

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

    Noun[edit]

    mayor f (plural mayores)

    1. (nautical) mainsail

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