Definition of "majority" []

  • The greater number or part; a number more than half of the total. (noun)
  • The amount by which the greater number of votes cast, as in an election, exceeds the total number of remaining votes. (noun)
  • The political party, group, or faction having the most power by virtue of its larger representation or electoral strength. (noun)
  • Law The status of having reached full legal age, with attendant rights and responsibilities. (noun)
  • The military rank, commission, or office of a major. (noun)
  • The greater number or part of something (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (in an election) the number of votes or seats by which the strongest party or candidate beats the combined opposition or the runner-up (noun)
  • The largest party or group that votes together in a legislative or deliberative assembly (noun)
  • The time of reaching or state of having reached full legal age, when a person is held competent to manage his own affairs, exercise civil rights and duties, etc (noun)
  • The rank, office, or commission of major (noun)
  • The dead (esp in the phrases join the majority, go or pass over to the majority) (noun)
  • The quality or state of being greater; superiority (noun)
  • Of, involving, or being a majority (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "majority" in a sentence
  • ""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."