a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage
any very large body of (salt) water
(of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence; "the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb"
most important element;
of force; of the greatest possible intensity; "by main strength"
have as one's principal field of study; "She is majoring in linguistics"
of greater importance or stature or rank; "a major artist"; "a major role"; "major highways"
of greater seriousness or danger; "a major earthquake"; "a major hurricane"; "a major illness"
of the elder of two boys with the same family name; "Jones major"
greater in number or size or amount; "a major portion (a majority) of the population"; "Ursa Major"; "a major portion of the winnings"
greater in scope or effect; "a major contribution"; "a major improvement"; "a major break with tradition"; "a major misunderstanding"
the principal field of study of a student at a university; "her major is linguistics"
of full legal age
a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain
of a scale or mode; "major scales"; "the key of D major"
a university stud
being the last or concluding element of a series; "the ultimate sonata of that opus"; "a distinction between the verb and noun senses of `conflict' is that in the verb the stress is on the ultimate (or last) syllable"
furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme; "the ultimate achievement"; "the ultimate question"; "man's ultimate destiny"; "the ultimate insult"; "one's ultimate goal in life"
the finest or most superior quality of its kind; "the ultimate in luxury"