What does Mayor mean?

Definitions for Mayor
ˈmeɪ ər, mɛərmay·or

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Mayor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mayor, city managernoun

    the head of a city government

Wiktionary

  1. mayornoun

    The leader of a city, or a municipality, sometimes just a figurehead and sometimes a powerful position. In some countries, the mayor is elected by the citizens or by the city council.

  2. Etymology: * (c. 1300) From maire (13th century), from maior, comparative of magnus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. MAYORnoun

    The chief magistrate of a corporation, who, in London and York, is called Lord Mayor.

    Etymology: major, Lat.

    My Lord, the mayor of London comes to greet you. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.

    When the king once heard it; out of anger,
    He sent command to the lord mayor strait
    To stop the rumour. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    The mayor of this town locked up the gates of the city. Richard Knolles, Hist. of the Turks.

    Wou’d’st thou not rather chuse a small renown,
    To be the mayor of some poor, paltry town. Dryden.

Wikipedia

  1. Mayor

    In many countries, a mayor is the highest-ranking official in a municipal government such as that of a city or a town. Worldwide, there is a wide variance in local laws and customs regarding the powers and responsibilities of a mayor as well as the means by which a mayor is elected or otherwise mandated. Depending on the system chosen, a mayor may be the chief executive officer of the municipal government, may simply chair a multi-member governing body with little or no independent power, or may play a solely ceremonial role. A mayor's duties and responsibilities may be to appoint and oversee municipal managers and employees, provide basic governmental services to constituents, and execute the laws and ordinances passed by a municipal governing body (or mandated by a state, territorial or national governing body). Options for selection of a mayor include direct election by the public, or selection by an elected governing council or board. The term mayor shares a linguistic origin with the military rank of Major, both ultimately derived from French majeur.

ChatGPT

  1. mayor

    A mayor is an elected official who serves as the chief executive officer of a city, town, or municipality, responsible for overseeing the functions and operations of the local government, implementing laws and regulations, and representing the town or city to the public and other external entities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mayornoun

    the chief magistrate of a city or borough; the chief officer of a municipal corporation. In some American cities there is a city court of which the major is chief judge

  2. Etymology: [OE. maire, F. maire, fr. L. major greater, higher, nobler, compar. of magnus great; cf. Sp. mayor. See Major, and cf. Merino.]

Wikidata

  1. Mayor

    In many countries, a mayor is the highest-ranking officer in the municipal government of a town or a large urban city. In many municipal systems the mayor serves as chief executive officer and/or ceremonial official of many types of municipalities. Worldwide, there is a wide variance in local laws and customs regarding the powers and responsibilities of a mayor, as well as the means by which a mayor is elected or otherwise mandated.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mayor

    mā′ur, n. the chief magistrate of a city or borough:—fem. May′oress.—adj. May′oral.—ns. May′oralty, May′orship, the office of a mayor. [Fr. maire—L. major, comp. of magnus, great.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. mayor

    1. _Particeps criminis._ 2. The head and front of our offending. 3. Polonius Pecksniff, who plays Bottom for a stipend. 4. A chaste, honorable, virtuous person whose private life is made inviolable by the libel laws. 5. A prickly sensation in the back of Folly and Revelry. 6. The culmination, zenith, equator and pediment of self-sufficient mediocrity. 7. A crow's-nest from which one may see the perpetually receding horizons of the Governorship and the Presidency. 8. A chef of morality. 9. Any person afflicted with primary, secondary or tertiary holiness. 10. A palm-reader. 11. A nebulous cluster of thought-embryons resolved into a gaseous state. 12. The nosebag of public decency. 13. The _alter ego_ of organized cant. 14. The critic of impure reason. 15. Lobster emeritus. 16. A person who takes an oath to love, honor and obey Tartuffe.

Editors Contribution

  1. mayor

    A socialist person with the accurate and specific ability, experience, skills, knowledge, leadership skills, qualifications, promotes and actions socialism, power to the people and socialist policies with the role and responsibility of managing a specific type of unity government department.

    The Mayor of the City is a very knowledgeable and experienced leader.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MAYOR

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mayor is ranked #12636 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Mayor surname appeared 2,450 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Mayor.

    46.4% or 1,137 total occurrences were White.
    33.3% or 816 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    15.4% or 378 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.6% or 66 total occurrences were Black.
    1.8% or 46 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.2% or 7 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Mayor' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4792

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Mayor' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1863

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Mayor' in Nouns Frequency: #1679

Anagrams for Mayor »

  1. Amory

  2. moray

  3. Moray

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mayor in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mayor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Mayor in a Sentence

  1. Pete Buttigieg:

    I know some of you are asking: What business does the South Bend mayor have seeking the highest office in the land?

  2. Larry Hurto:

    I have heard so many people saying they are sick and tired of business as usual, caucus-goers might think that Klobuchar, Biden and the other Washington people are part of the problem and so are looking for someone like Mayor Pete.

  3. Rodrigo Duterte:

    Tell the soldiers, ‘ There’s a new order coming from the mayor,' we wo n’t kill you. We will just shoot your vagina. ’.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Rudy is a great crime fighter, corruption fighter, probably the best in 50 years. When he was here, and also when he was at the Donald Trump attorney in Southern District, he was phenomenal. Rudy is a great person. And I think that maybe the press isn't treating Rudy very well, and I think that's unfair. But Rudy was a great mayor and a great crime fighter.

  5. Shari Runner:

    Critics quickly called him out for what they dubbed tone-deaf comments, in which he seemed to be blaming the victims. Shari Runner, former president and CEO of the Chicago Urban League, deemed the remarks insensitive. I can not see the victims of racist policies and bigoted practices shamed by anyone who says they need to do better or be better in their circumstance. I wo n’t accept it, i think for the mayor to make a generalization about a community is more than just misspoken, Kwame Raoul said, it's outright wrong.

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