1 larger, greater, bigger, main, chief, important:
Henderson grabbed the major portion of the credit.
2 vital, important, critical, crucial, principal, foremost, paramount, primary, prime, main, big, biggest, pre-eminent, notable, noteworthy, significant, outstanding, dominant, dominating; serious, grave, worst:
The major problem in commercial kitchens is sanitation.
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in the armed forces air force, army, navy ~
an air force/army sergeant an army/navy captain
have/hold the rank of, serve as ~
She joined the navy and held the rank of captain. He served as a lieutenant in the marine corps.
be appointed, become, be made ~
He was made a colonel at the age of 40. She ought to have been made sergeant by now.
383 men under General Miles attacked the camp.
the rank of ~
She was promoted to the rank of colonel.
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