from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The greater number or part; a number more than half of the total.
- n. The amount by which the greater number of votes cast, as in an election, exceeds the total number of remaining votes.
- n. The political party, group, or faction having the most power by virtue of its larger representation or electoral strength.
- n. Law The status of having reached full legal age, with attendant rights and responsibilities.
- n. The military rank, commission, or office of a major.
- n. Obsolete The fact or state of being greater; superiority.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. More than half (50%) of some group
- n. The difference between the winning vote and the rest of the votes
- n. Legal adulthood
- n. The office held by a member of the armed forces in the rank of major
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or condition of being major or greater; superiority.
- n. The military rank of a major.
- n. The condition of being of full age, or authorized by law to manage one's own affairs.
- n. The greater number; more than half
- n. Ancestors; ancestry.
- n. The amount or number by which one aggregate exceeds all other aggregates with which it is contrasted; especially, the number by which the votes for a successful candidate exceed those for all other candidates. See Plurality.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being major or greater; superiority; preponderance.
- n. The greater number; more than half the whole number: as, a majority of mankind; a majority of votes. See plurality.
- n. The excess of one of two groups of things which have been enumerated over the other: as, the measure was carried by a majority of twenty votes; his majority was two to one.
- n. Full age; the age at which the laws of a country permit a young person to manage his own affairs and to exercise the rights of citizenship—in most countries twenty-one years.
- n. The office, rank, or commission of a major.
- n. [L. majores.] Ancestors; ancestry.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part
- n. the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs
- n. (elections) more than half of the votes
"The proletarian movement is the _self-conscious, independent movement of the immense majority in the interests of the immense majority_."
The term majority of our cash, we probably should have said almost all of our cash.
Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. has returned to the fold, giving the Democrats a 32-30 majority in the state Sen.te-again-and taking the title majority leader.
Obama the majority is against you gay rights movement, QUIT trying to change the world.
The control by the majority is the principle on which our government should rest, but upon which it does not, at present.
Umm, just make that every country in human history other than the U.S., the land where the majority is always right.
The current system stinks and the voice of the majority is again ignored.
To imply the majority is against health care reform generally is a PR tactic and disingenious.
Thus, a majority is all the Constitution requires to make rules, to set precedents, and to operate no a day-to-day basis.
If he feels the majority is agsainst this and it may cost him his job, then the reason he will loose his job is because he didn't do his job!