(MILITARY) commandant m
→ I was a major in the war, you know.
→ Major Alan Bulman
a history major un étudiant en histoire (qui se spécialise dans cette matière)
→ She was named the outstanding undergraduate history major at the University of Oklahoma.
[factor, part] important (e)
→ Exercise has a major part to play in preventing disease.
→ The major factor in the decision to stay or to leave was usually professional.
[role] principal (e)
[city, problem, change] majeur (e)
→ most major cities in North America
a major problem un problème majeur
→ Drug abuse has long been a major problem for the authorities there.
a major operation, major surgery une grosse opération
a major new advertising campaign une nouvelle campagne de publicité d'envergure
→ They are hoping to boost their business with a major new advertising campaign
(MUSIC) majeur (e)
in C major en do majeur
→ Mozart's Symphony No 35 in D Major
vi (US) to major in sth [+subject] se spécialiser en qch → I decided to major in French.
(=soldier) tambour-major m
[+marching band] tambour-major m
n général m de division
n ton m majeur
n (US, SPORT) première division f
→ Chandler was instrumental in making Jackie Robinson the first black player in the major leagues.
[team, baseball, game] ~de première division
→ a major-league baseball game
(=top-rank) de premier ordre
→ high-profile engagements with major-league orchestras.
→ Nearly every major-league company has a plane.
(British) sergent-major m