What does mayor mean?

Definitions for mayor
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.

  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.

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.]

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. 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. United We Win spokesperson:

    Iowa Democrats want to support a leader with a vision for our country's future, and a Rhodes Scholar mayor is exactly what we need -- but Cory Booker is the only one with a record of delivering real change both in Washington and in Cory Booker own community, our party needs to rally around a candidate with a progressive platform and a pragmatic, results-oriented outlook in order to beat Donald Trump. Cory Booker exemplifies those qualities better than any other candidate, whether they're a fellow Rhodes Scholar mayor or not.

  2. Eric Adams:

    I went to Albany as a mayor, and I represented this city with the issues that are important to this city, and the people heard me. They respected my opinion, and I respected their opinion.

  3. Betsy Brantner-Smith:

    We are hoping that he will fight for a reversal of bail reform in New York. We hope that he is going to hold the newly elected Manhattan district attorney accountable for any failures to prosecute violent criminals and gun crime, mayor Adams has been talking a lot about gun crime. And yet when you look at the realities of the gun laws in New York as opposed to how they are prosecuted, there are a lot of failures there that I hope the mayor recognizes and speaks out against.

  4. Mark Wright:

    I think Mr Khan should be sacked. I think Mr Khan’s a disgrace for mayor. If I do n’t do my job properly I lose my job. Mr Khan’s not doing Mr Khan job properly, Mr Khan’s disrespecting the most powerful office in the world and Mr Khan’s only doing it only to gain Mr Khan politically.

  5. Deirdre Hussey:

    The Steinle family placed a request with the Mayor’s Office for the bench to remain as it was intended — a simple memorial in recognition of Kate and her spirit, however, we do have a city policy in place in regards to active memorials that Public Works enforced.

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