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

How to pronounce mayor?

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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. Jesse Jackson:

    By circumventing the long established procedure for picking the city's top cop, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has loaded Chief Johnson down with baggage that reeks of backroom deals.

  2. Kenneth Nail:

    Nikki Haley announced. Since then, at least 60 public Confederate symbols have been removed since the 2015 church shooting, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Most recently, the city of St. Louis, Mo., removed a Confedearte monument -- a 32-foot-tall granite column with a bronze sculpture -- from a park. Complicating the debate for those opposed to these moves is the involvement of hate groups like the KKK. The group is planning a rally for July 8 following a decision by the city council in Charlottesville, Va., to remove a statue of Gen. Lee Park and rename Lee Park. Meanwhile, in April, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu ordered the removal of multiple Confederate statutes. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu received brutal backlash and was forced to have heavy police presence in place when the nighttime removals began. Despite threats that people would boycott New Orleans, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu did not back down. These statues are not just stone and metal, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in a highly lauded speech after the last Confederate statue had been taken down. They are not just innocent remembrances of a benign history. These monuments purposefully celebrate a fictional, sanitized Confederacy ; ignoring the death, ignoring the enslavement and the terror that it actually stood for. But to others, like Kenneth Nail Nail, it’s not about oppression. To us, it’s not a hate thing. It’s a heritage thing and what we like to do is celebrate everyone's struggles : the blacks, the whites, the north and south.

  3. Peter Hotez:

    At least in the metro areas we've got people wearing masks now, the bars are closed and we've got some advocacy coming out of the county judge and the mayor, i don't know how much this will really slow this incredibly aggressive rise. It's like trying to stop a train coming down the tracks.

  4. Anthony McCarthy:

    The summers in Baltimore tend to be very violent, and the mayor wants to get a handle on all the murders, the flood of guns on the streets and the gang activity.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Héroes del siglo 21, en mi opinión honesta, son los que van a luchar contra la injusticia, la pobreza y el racismo, mejorar la calidad de vida de los seres humanos y animales por igual, y lo más importante, incorporar una mayor sostenibilidad en nuestra vida diaria cotidiana.

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