mayor

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      The Libertarian mayor of Big Water, Utah, recently slashed property taxes in half and even repealed his own salary!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

Etymology[edit]

From Latin māior, māiōris.

Adjective[edit]

mayor (epicene, plural mayores)

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

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin maior - major.

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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]

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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)

Papiamentu[edit]

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mayor

  1. great, major

Portuguese[edit]

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mayor m, f (plural mayores, comparable)

  1. Obsolete spelling of maior

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin māior, māiōris.

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mayor (plural mayores)

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

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mayor m (plural mayores)

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

mayor f (plural mayores)

  1. (nautical) mainsail