Meaning of “major” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ˈmeɪdʒər/
Extra Examples
The story appeared in all the major newspapers.Two major rivers flow through the town.There have been some major developments in technology recently.The country is currently undergoing major political change.They've just signed a deal with a major record label.
IMPORTANT [ always before noun ]

B2 more important or more serious than other things or people of a similar type:

a major problem/issue
a major city
America has played a major role in the peace process.

in music, belonging to a key (= set of musical notes) that often produces a happy sound

→ Opposite minor adjective

(Definition of “major adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)