What does Majority mean?

Definitions for Majorityməˈdʒɔr ɪ ti, -ˈdʒɒr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Majority.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. majority, bulk(noun)

    the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part

    "the majority of his customers prefer it"; "the bulk of the work is finished"

  2. majority, absolute majority(noun)

    (elections) more than half of the votes

  3. majority, legal age(noun)

    the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs


  1. majority(Noun)

    More than half (50%) of some group

  2. majority(Noun)

    The difference between the winning vote and the rest of the votes

    The winner with 53% had a 6% majority over the loser with 47%.

  3. majority(Noun)

    Legal adulthood

    By the time I reached my majority, I had already been around the world twice.

  4. majority(Noun)

    The office held by a member of the armed forces in the rank of major

    On receiving the news of his promotion, Charles Snodgrass said he was delighted to be entering his majority.

  5. Origin: From majorité.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Majority(noun)

    the quality or condition of being major or greater; superiority

  2. Majority(noun)

    the military rank of a major

  3. Majority(noun)

    the condition of being of full age, or authorized by law to manage one's own affairs

  4. Majority(noun)

    the greater number; more than half; as, a majority of mankind; a majority of the votes cast

  5. Majority(noun)

    ancestors; ancestry

  6. Majority(noun)

    the amount or number by which one aggregate exceeds all other aggregates with which it is contrasted; especially, the number by which the votes for a successful candidate exceed those for all other candidates; as, he is elected by a majority of five hundred votes. See Plurality

  7. Origin: [F. majorit. See Major.]


  1. Majority

    A majority is a subset of a set consisting of more than half of the set's elements. This can be compared to a plurality, which is a subset larger than any other subset considered; i.e. a plurality is not necessarily a majority as the largest subset considered may consist of less than half the set's elements. In British English, majority and plurality are often used as synonyms, and the term majority is also alternatively used to refer to the winning margin, i.e. the number of votes separating the first-place finisher from the second-place finisher. A majority may be called a simple majority to contrast with other types of majority: an overall majority, in parliamentary systems, is the difference of legislators between the government and its opposition; an absolute majority is a majority of all electors, not just those who voted; and a supermajority is a stronger majority than a simple majority.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Majority' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1007

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Majority' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1359

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Majority' in Nouns Frequency: #440


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Majority in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Majority in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Frederick Douglass:

    One and God make a majority.

  2. Calvin Coolidge:

    One with the law is a majority.

  3. Carlotta Sami:

    The majority are not from Syria.

  4. Wendell Phillips:

    One on God's side is a majority.

  5. Thomas Jefferson:

    One man with courage is a majority.

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