What does the word major mean?

Usage examples for major

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