majority
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /məˈd͡ʒɒɹɪti/
  • (America) IPA: /məˈd͡ʒɑɹɪti/, /məˈd͡ʒɔɹɪti/
Noun

majority

  1. More than half (50%) of some group.
    The majority agreed that the new proposal was the best.
    Those opposing the building plans were in the majority, so the building project was canceled.
  2. The difference between the winning vote and the rest of the votes.
    The winner with 53% had a 6% majority over the loser with 47%.
  3. (dated) Legal adulthood.
    By the time I reached my majority, I had already been around the world twice.
  4. (UK) The office held by a member of the armed forces in the rank of major.
    On receiving the news of his promotion, Charles Snodgrass said he was delighted to be entering his majority.
  5. Ancestors; ancestry.
    • , Vulgar Errors
      Of evil parents an evil generation, a posterity not unlike their majority; of mischievous progenitors, a venomous and destructive progeny.
Antonyms Related terms Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: maioria
  • Russian: перевес
Translations
  • French: majorité
  • German: Erwachsenenalter
  • Italian: maggiore età
  • Portuguese: maioridade
  • Spanish: mayoría de edad



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