What does mayor mean?

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ˈmeɪ ər, mɛərmay·or

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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.

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

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

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

Freebase

  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  

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. moray, Moray

  2. Amory

  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. Mia Love:

    I know that, as mayor, Julian Castro would n’t want the federal government coming in to tell you what to do with Julian Castro zoning laws or with Julian Castro rules, because Julian Castro have more skin in the game ; Julian Castro have more of an incentive to take care of the people that live in Julian Castro areas.

  2. Kenneth Sherrill:

    I can not think of another mayor taking office in the last 50 years or longer who had this kind of constellation of good political luck, but he can't take this political capital and put it in the bank. He's got to invest it in an aggressive way in the coming months. And if he does that intelligently, that could make him the most popular mayor the city has had in a very, very long time.

  3. Lynnette Lederman:

    The hypocritical words that come from Read MoreShe tell me nothing. We have very, very strong leadership in this city. We have a very strong mayor with very strong values, a very strong county executive in Rich Fitzgerald. We have people who stand by us, who believed in values — not just Jewish values, but believe in values — and those are not the values of this President and I do not welcome him to Pittsburgh.

  4. Pyotr Pavlensky:

    His private life stopped being private... the moment he made his wife and children an integral part of his image and campaign, i can't say what could have happened if Pyotr Pavlensky had become mayor.

  5. Kasim Reed:

    I think you will continue to see the public defer to the local mayor, and that's the signal that everybody will be waiting to hear from, so while the economy is opening, I don't think there is anywhere near the level of activity you would have if the mayor of Atlanta or Houston or San Antonio were in line with the governor's policies.

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