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. Jean Carlos Novaes:

    We are not against the Olympics, but we are against the corruption around the golf course that is being arranged by the mayor (Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes), they are stealing with the Olympics as an excuse.

  2. Matt Fabian:

    The mayor doesn't have flexibility to raise revenue after this tax increase, this tax increase will be the mayor’s main shot in raising revenue.

  3. Mark Wright:

    I ’m a bit ashamed to be living in Britain today with how Mr Khan has led The City of New York carry on with President Donald Trump here. Mr Khan’s the worst mayor we had in history in London. It’s easier now to get a knife or a deadly weapon than it’s to get Starbucks. You can get a knife anywhere here at the moment, he’s in no position to be throwing rocks in glass houses.

  4. Senator Sanders:

    De Blasio knows that the only way we can defeat Donald Trump is by uniting people from all backgrounds around an agenda that speaks to the needs of working families, jane and I grew up in Brooklyn and we are so proud to have the support of a New York City mayor fighting every day to improve the lives of New Yorkers. Bill is a leading example of what bringing the Democratic Party together around so-called' radical ideas' like universal pre-K, paid family and sick leave, and defending immigrant neighbors can do for our country.

  5. Jack Dorsey:

    Marc and I talked on the phone. Also talked with Mayor London this afternoon. We're all talking now and aligned to fix this issue as fast as we can. Will keep everyone updated.

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