Major (disambiguation)

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Major is a military rank. The word derives from Latin maior (also spelled major) which means greater. Major or majors may also refer to:




Given name or nickname[edit]

  • Major Applewhite (born 1978), American football quarterback and coach
  • Major Culbert (born 1987), American football player
  • Major Garrett (born 1962), American journalist
  • Major Harris (born 1968), American football quarterback
  • Major Lance (1939–1994), American R&B singer
  • Major Owens (1936–2013), American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York 1983–2007
  • Marshall Taylor (1878–1932), known as "Major" Taylor, American cyclist

Fictional people[edit]



Latin binomial abbreviations for species



In golf, a major or "major championship" is one of an elite tier of annual tournaments:




In tennis, the four Grand Slam events are also known as the "majors":

Other sports[edit]


  • Major (academic), the primary field of study for a Bachelor's degree in the United States and some other countries
  • Major (law), a person with the full legal rights of an adult
  • Major (manga), a baseball-related Japanese manga/anime series
  • Major suit or majors in contract bridge, namely hearts and spades
  • Major, an older sibling, when two British Public school students have the same surname
  • Major, an American tactical missile developed by Redstone Arsenal
  • Major, an Irish cigarette brand produced by Carroll's, a subsidiary of British American Tobacco
  • Major film studios, film studios (mostly United States-based) that produce many films per year

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