Type: verb, noun, adjective
Definitions: (verb) If you major in something, you concentrate on a single area of study as a student at a college or university. (noun) A major is a subject area that is the main study of a student at a college or university. (adjective) A major change, problem, event, etc. is a big and important one.
Examples: (verb) He became a great scientist, even though he majored in Latin. (noun) My major is Speech-Language Pathology, which is about problems people may have with talking. (adjective) There needs to be a major improvement in the way that governments deal with pollution. (adjective) Climate change is a major issue that needs to be addressed.
Synonyms: adjectives: important, serious. nouns: degree.
Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 1 C