What does mayor mean?

Definitions for mayor
ˈmeɪ ər, mɛərmay·or

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mayor, city manager(noun)

    the head of a city government

Wiktionary

  1. mayor(Noun)

    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. Mayor(noun)

    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 person with the accurate and specific ability, experience, skills, knowledge, leadership skills and qualifications for the role and responsibility of managing a specific type of unity government department.

    The Mayor of the City was 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. Brenda Lawrence:

    In the African American community, Mayor Bloomberg is gaining a lot of support, i can tell you in Michigan, African American's earning it.

  2. Brian Coffman:

    You have everything going on in Chicago right now rolled into one case, the importance of releasing the video is it helps promote the change in transparency that everybody wants and the mayor has pledged.

  3. Bob Corker:

    Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen was first elected governor in 2002, having served as Nashville’s mayor before that. Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen led Tennessee until 2011. When Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen won re-election in 2006, Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen became the first governor to win all 95 counties in Tennessee, according to Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen campaign website, which also touts Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen penchant for working across the aisle on legislative issues. Additionally, Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen created a health care management company. Outgoing Sen. Bob Corker, a Republican, gave a boost to Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen in the race as Bob Corker said Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen is sure to appeal to at least some GOP voters. He was a very good mayor, a very good governor, a very good business person, look, I ’m not going to campaign against someone who I’ve been friends with and worked with.

  4. Muffet McGraw:

    I'm getting tired of the novelty of the first female governor of this state, the first female African American mayor of this city, when is it going to become the norm instead of the exception ? How are these young women looking up and seeing someone that looks like them, preparing them for the future ? We don't have enough female role models. We don't have enough visible women leaders. We don't have enough women in power.

  5. Chris Stambolis:

    Some people don't like him 'cause he's not from here, but to be honest with you, he's done more than any other mayor that we've ever had, take, take, take. They never put back into the town. All the politicians that were here back when Braddock had good times were always taking. They never did anything for the town. So I got to give him a plus on that.

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