Translation of major in Spanish:

major

muy importante, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈmeɪdʒə//ˈmeɪdʒər/

adjective

  • 1

    (contribution/change/breakthrough/client/cause) muy importante
    (setback) serio
    (revision) a fondo
    (illness) grave
    she is at a major disadvantage está en franca desventaja
    • a problem of major importance un problema de la mayor / de enorme importancia
    • a major issue un asunto de gran / de fundamental importancia
    • all major credit cards accepted se aceptan las principales tarjetas de crédito
    • we're talking major bucks here es un lanón
    • I'm talking major disaster es un desastre con D mayúscula
    • There are significant departments at most major banks that cater to this trade.
    • Chris Smith is well aware that terrestrial broadcasting still commands the major share of viewing.
    • The modern Games, and many other major sports festivals, follow a similar format.
    • More than 27,000 homes were plunged into darkness by a major power failure.
    • There have been three major deals in the last year.
    • Accidents, the major cause of deaths in Kerala, can certainly be prevented with broader roads.
    • On all major roads leading into this town are signs boldly identifying Skipton as an historic market town.
    • He spoke of the main issues now causing major problems for the fishing industry.
    • The three major banks all reported record profits this year.
    • One major obstacle in recruitment, however, is beyond the military's control.
    • Dealing with change is one of the major problems in Europe, if not the major one.
    • Human flights to Mars will likely be the next major milestone in humankind's expansion into the solar system.
    • All authorities say now that the major part of the diet should be based around whole plant foods.
    • This family has made a major contribution to our social, cultural and historic heritage.
    • A profit warning in August caused a major fall in the share price.
    • The major share of the party's vote came from two provinces.
    • During her speech, Mrs Hewitt also launched a major consultation on new powers to tackle dodgy doorstep salesmen.
    • Cancer is the second major cause of death, after heart disease, in the city.
    • A professional video conference is not exactly cheap and this makes the major share of the cost.
    • The second major plus about Kerry's victory on Sunday was the quality of the football they played.
    • This important book is a major contribution to an understanding of British politics and the way it developed.
    • It is the first major film the Star Wars actor, from Crieff, has made in the town where he got his first theatrical break.
    • Since then, 48 nations have now signed this treaty, including all the major industrialized countries.
    • The health fair in February was the second major project the group has undertaken.
    • His deal may also call for a major participation in another significant revenue steam: home video.
    • Heart disease and strokes are major causes of death and ill health in the Western Health Board region.
    • We have the highest economic growth of any of the world's major industrialized nations.
    • Agriculture is still the major industry and the main employer throughout the country.
    • On the other hand, at the regional level, there has yet to be an agreement among Africa's major powers on a common strategy.
    • Only one major EU nation will allow unrestricted immigration immediately.
    • Shares of the major housebuilders have hardly moved at all since the report came out.
    • Austria shares the major findings of the Commission in its Regular Report on Bulgaria.
    • The right wing election agenda shared by the three major parties can be thrown off course by the fights over war and pensions.
    • Two major national marine strategy documents have been produced in the last ten years.
    • The four major theoretical approaches to the field have been realism, liberalism, Marxism, and domestic politics.
    • Unfortunately, the added height of the curb under his truck was just enough to snag a major power line.
    • Huge demonstrations in the capital city of his major ally would not be good for the image.
    • This once great festival has been slipping for several years and it really does need a major shake-up.
    • Shares in major airlines and travel-related companies fell particularly sharply.
    • Rail chiefs warned of major disruption to services on the East Coast main line following the derailment.
  • 2

    Music
    (scale/key) mayor
    B/C major si/do mayor
    • Brahms' Trio in B was the subject of the composer's re-write, following the composition and publication of his later trios in C major and C minor.
    • The tension generated throughout the work by the collision of major and minor thirds is left clearly unresolved in these closing bars.
    • The E-flat transposition (down a major sixth) easily can be accomplished by reading the part as if written in bass clef up one octave.
    • The Symphony consists of only three movements - a pathetic Allegro in D minor, a highly original Scherzo in the same key, and a blissful Adagio in E major.
    • I can still remember the effect of his G major sonata, a decade after the concert.
  • 3British dated

    Smith major el (hermano) mayor de los Smith

noun

  • 1

    Military
    (en América Latina) mayor masculine
    (en España) comandante masculine
    • One e-mail avowed that too many majors and lieutenant colonels flounder in their first joint assignments.
    • The army major has seen his daughter for 12 days in the past two years.
    • Most of the soldiers in the queue were grizzled captains and majors.
    • He was an ordinary kind of guy who was drafted into the Army as an enlisted man and ended the war as a major.
    • The patient was an army major who, at the age of 90, had long since retired from her military nursing career.
    • While the generals debated how to mandate a revolution, the captains and majors quietly implemented one.
    • It was a letter signed by a brigadier and a major of the Sudanese Army.
    • Now the majors have grown into generals in positions of immense power and the complexion of the army has changed drastically.
    • The officer in front, a major, bent and jabbed him with his swagger stick.
    • She has claimed that she would never have made it to the top of British politics without the help of the former army major.
    • A retired British Army major is planning to offer refuge to companies sick of government meddling in the Web.
    • They have a son Marcus, an Army major with the Highlanders regiment and a daughter, Susan, who lives in Devon.
    • One morning our door swung open, and the room was suddenly filled with a brigadier, two majors, and our own commanding officer.
    • We were frightened of absconding because we thought the major might have us court-martialled.
    • A resident of Canada, married to an army major, she has contented herself with raising six children.
    • His colleagues, a major, warrant officer and another corporal, were killed.
    • The head of the corps would have the title of colonel but receive the lower pay of an army major.
    • On Thursday, the senator agreed to lift his hold on promotions of 127 Air Force captains and majors.
    • The major invites me to join him and a few other officers for lunch, typically delicious Army fare.
    • Taking the major to their headquarters, the French general began to question him.
  • 2

    • 2.1US University
      (subject)

      asignatura principal feminine
      • It is possible for you to plan a program that would include preparation for more than one major, an easy task if the majors in question have some lower division requirements in common.
      • Renovations will make this practically a new course for the final major of the year.
      • Penny completed her BA at Rhodes University last year with majors in Drama and English.
      • An undergraduate major in anthropology not only provides a sound Liberal Arts education but also gives students a needed edge in today's fiercely competitive job market.
      • Your academic advisor is the next source to tap into about college majors and courses as well as jobs related to the field.
      • To complete the following majors in four years, you must begin in these majors as freshmen and generally complete 16 to 18 credits per term.
      • The individualized major in business administration provides the opportunity for a broad survey of business subjects.
      • On the contrary, a major in languages will open up more career options and make you more competitive on the job market.
      • On the other hand, students who have specialized majors in the sciences may wish to develop more general communications and analytical skills.
      • Students have a second chance to change to their favourite majors in college.
      • So many of our students today bring intense pragmatism to their choice of courses and majors.
      • It is no surprise that Cornell is offering majors in disciplines so important to the wine industry.
      • They are required to have a college diploma at least, and their majors in universities must be related to law or psychology.
      • Other college dance programs encourage students to take additional majors and minors outside of dance.
      • Choosing a major in college is one of the most important decisions a student makes, but you needn't lose sleep over it.
      • The School of Natural Sciences will add new majors in the upcoming years as student enrollment and resources increase.
      • Even if it is not my major in college or part of my job, I want to doodle and paint throughout my life for my own enjoyment.
      • Early in the program, a few students transferred out of the AGECO into majors with fewer course requirements.
      • The notion of integrating the goals of liberal education into students' majors was taken seriously.
      • The Ministry of Education recently issued a list of subjects and majors that leading universities nationwide offer.

    • 2.2US (student)

      she's a geography major (como asignatura principal) estudia geografía
      • He's also teaching mathematics to non math majors at my old alma mater.
      • We propose two rationales for using primary research articles in a course for non-science majors.
      • Nearly all the English majors have read Paradise Lost, but not Genesis.
      • This discussion is central because most of the students that we see in our introductory courses are non-science majors.
      • In the senior class alone, seventy students are Economics majors.
      • We begin testing nursing majors as they enter their first nursing courses in the sophomore year.
      • Also, those courses are often designed to weed out weaker students from prospective majors.
      • So I said that she had previously gone to the class for the undergraduate majors, but this one was for the graduate students.
      • Every undergrad theater major knows that the core of drama is conflict between people.
      • Though there are about 20 classics majors in the Class of 2008, the department is still notably larger than it has been in recent years.
      • All majors in honors must complete at least one semester of study abroad in a French-speaking country.
      • Only the private liberal arts colleges seemed to lag noticeably, but they still reported an average of 17 percent more majors in their departments.
      • This last course is a class for art education majors and art majors interested in teaching.
      • This is a great loss not only for the majors and students within the department but also for the entire college.
      • As a group, these respondents were generally representative of elementary education majors at the university.
      • In my opinion the book is mandatory reading for all college majors in the social sciences.
      • They had all studied English in middle and high school and many were English majors in college.
      • The report covers the changing design and management of undergraduate majors in colleges of agriculture.
      • These data can be compared with qualitative internal focus group data collected from majors close to graduation.
      • You don't have to be a math major to see that his plan is just plain dumb for retirees.

  • 3

    Music
    the major la clave mayor
    • in the major en clave mayor
    • In the foreground, a vast crowd marches in front of a military band led by a drum major whose face is recognizable as that of Emile Littre.
    • In the next pair of variations, we return to the major, with a lively anapest rhythm.
    • To avoid unnecessary chromaticism, scales other than the major are based on different sol-fa notes.
    • Do you want to become a trumpet major at a Canadian university or school of music?
    • By contrast, almost all of the melodies here are built on the major, the most boring of scales.
    • The first modulates from the tonic key and concludes with a cadence in a related key, usually the dominant for pieces in the major, the relative major for pieces in the minor.
    • A two-bar episode leads to the soprano middle entry in the relative major.
    • During the service, the Ambassador delivered a message of thanks from his country, and a pipe major played a lament at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.
  • 4majors plural

    • 4.1US (companies)

      grandes empresas feminine
      importantes empresas feminine
      • I think he will win majors and compete with Woods in the future.
      • This year the majors are on courses that will suit me.
      • Buoyed by high crude prices, Western oil majors are reporting outsize profits.
      • And that added pressure - we have four majors a year, but only one Olympiad every four years.
      • Now he is competing among the best of the world's golfers in the second major of the 2001 calendar.
      • Player is one of five golfers to win all four majors.
      • Oil majors last night warned that petrol prices might have to rise as fears of oil market disruption drove up crude prices by more than $3.50 per barrel.
      • Weir, the US Masters champion, is still favourite to collect his second major of the year.
      • So it is that, while Faldo outnumbers him six to five in terms of majors won, it is the man from Pedrena whom history will anoint the more significant.
      • I never thought I'd be in a position to win all four majors.
      • He would also become the first player to win the season's first two majors since Nicklaus in 1972.
      • Players, most notably Tiger Woods, have been asked to boycott the season's first major.
      • The Greens are on a roll now, and that's because because the public want change, real change, and the majors weren't listening.
      • It is, of course, in the majors that Monty's emotional frailties have been most exposed.
      • Tiger Woods has won more majors by himself than the other three combined.
      • After his low-key build-up to the season's first major, he would be excused another near miss.
      • With his first Open, he became only the fourth golfer to win all four majors.
      • DiMarco now joins Colin Montgomerie as the only two players to lose two play-offs without winning a major.
      • Most of the low-cost airlines leave the majority of business travelers to the majors.
      • The news from the two oil service majors comes amid a fairly heavy week for corporate news from Scotland's mid-caps.
      • Scott can dazzle but has missed the cut in eight of the 15 majors he has played, including last year's Masters.

    • 4.2US

      the majors (esp de béisbol) las grandes ligas
      • For Rovers it was Clifford Tommy who registered majors with one in the second and then the third quarter.
      • Solly has also pushed forward on a few occasion and contributed 14 majors.
      • The Cats were the only goal scorers in the second quarter with one major, sending them in at half time 17 points ahead.


intransitive verb

  • 1US

    University
    to major in sth especializarse en algo
  • 2informal

    (concentrate)
    to major in or on sth concentrarse en algo
    • In Saudi Arabia, nearly one in five undergraduates majors in Islamic studies.
    • He actually went to school at University of Pennsylvania, majoring in biology.
    • It wasn't until my senior year of high school that I decided to major in special education.
    • I also had four students who would be majoring in art education in college.
    • Vickie attended Nebraska Wesleyan University, where she majored in Chemistry and Spanish.
    • She even has ambitions to return to college and major in interior design and business.
    • Alice went to the Santa Fe State University and majored in communication and minored in Spanish.
    • He majored in transportation at the University of Texas at Austin.
    • I am now a graduate student majoring in journalism at University of Missouri-Columbia.
    • All students proposing to major in Humanities must first be admitted to the Humanities Honors Program.
    • Madden graduated from Buffalo State University, where he majored in art education.
    • A member of Trinity College's class from Newton, Massachusetts, he majored in history and religion.
    • I've been a long time fan of television, even going so far as to major in it in college.
    • After high school Lamb went to Delaware State University, where he majored in political science.
    • While at the reservation, Ben enrolled in the local university where he majored in wildlife biology.
    • He is a university graduate who majored in architecture and engineering.
    • Born in Saskatchewan, Grant sowed the seeds for her specialty by majoring in psychology at the University of Saskatchewan.
    • Brown is a graduate from Washington University who majored in English literature.
    • She is currently a part-time student in her first at York University where she is majoring in French Studies.
    • His love of art continued after high school, and he attended Towson State University where he majored in art.
    • He is an undergrad student majoring in journalism at the University of Minnesota.