Part of speech: adjective

Greater, as in number; principal.

Part of speech: adjective

Normal; as, the major key.

Part of speech: noun

An officer next above a captain.

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Usage examples "major":

  1. Major O'Dell asked her to take tea with him one day. - "The Cricket", Marjorie Cooke.
  2. " If only the Major is right. - "Loaded Dice", Ellery H. Clark.
  3. " Allow me to inform you, however," returned Major Elphinstone, " that its weight will still be-" " Oh, major!" - "The Moon-Voyage", Jules Verne.