Definitions For Major


  • The principal field of study of a student at a university
  • A commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain
  • A university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject
  • British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)
  • A military officer in the army, air force, or marines who ranks above a captain
  • The main subject studied by a college or university student
  • A student who has a specified main subject of study


  • Have as one's principal field of study


  • Greater in number or size or amount
  • Greater in scope or effect
  • Of full legal age
  • (of a scale or mode) having half steps between the third and fourth degrees and the seventh and eighth degrees
  • Of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes
  • Of greater importance or stature or rank
  • Of greater seriousness or danger


  • Of the elder of two boys with the same family name

Is Major a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Major is worth 14 points in Scrabble and 17 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Major in a Sentence

  • He's one of the major figures in 19th-century U.S. history.
  • Researchers have announced a major advance in the treatment of cancer.
  • She played a major role in the negotiations.
  • He chose history as his major and French as his minor.
  • What was your major in college?
  • In college, he was a history major.

Antonyms for Major

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