mayor


mayor
adj.
1 bigger.
2 grown-up (adulto).
cuando sea mayor when I grow up
ser mayor de edad to be an adult
3 older (no joven).
una mujer mayor an older woman
ser muy mayor to be very old
las personas mayores the elderly (los ancianos)
4 main (principal) (plaza, calle, palo).
5 major, main, chief, leading.
f. & m.
1 major (military).
2 head.
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mayor
adjetivo
1 (comparativo) bigger, greater, larger; (persona) older; (hermanos, hijos) elder, older
necesito una talla mayor I need a larger size
tengo dos hermanos mayores I have two older brothers
mi hermano mayor vendrá a la fiesta my elder brother will come to the party
2 (superlativo) biggest, greatest, largest; (persona) oldest; (hermanos, hijos) eldest, oldest
el mayor gato que jamás he visto the biggest cat I've ever seen
su mayor preocupación her biggest worry
este es mi hijo mayor this is my eldest son
3 (de edad) mature, elderly
la gente mayor elderly people
mi padre está ya muy mayor my father is very old now
4 (adulto) grown-up
ya eres mayor, así que defiéndete tú solo you are old enough to stand up for yourself now
siéntate como una persona mayor sit up properly
5 (principal) main
6 MÚSICA major
nombre masculino
1 MILITAR major
2 mayor que MATEMÁTICAS (signo) more than
nombre masculino plural los mayores
1 (adultos) grown-ups, adults; (antepasados) ancestors
nombre masculino,nombre femenino el/la mayor
1 (entre varios) the oldest; (entre hermanos, hijos) the eldest, the oldest
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FRASEOLOGÍA
al por mayor wholesale
hacerse mayor to grow up
no ir/pasar a mayores not to come to anything, not to be anything serious
ser mayor de edad to be of age
calle mayor high street, US main street
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1. noun mf.
adult
2. adj.
1) main, major
2) bigger, biggest
3) larger, largest
4) greater, greatest
5) elder, oldest
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1. ADJ
1) [comparativo]
a) (=más grande)

necesitamos una habitación mayor — we need a bigger o larger room

un mayor número de visitantes — a larger o greater number of visitors, more visitors

son temas de mayor importancia — they are more important issues, they are issues of greater importance

sin mayores complicaciones — without further ado

la mayor parte de los ciudadanos — most citizens

ser mayor que algo, mi casa es mayor que la suya — my house is bigger o larger than his

el índice de paro es mayor que hace un año — unemployment is higher than (it was) a year ago

b) (=de más edad) older

es mi hermana mayor — she's my older o elder sister

Emilio es el mayor de los dos — Emilio is the older of the two

mayor que algn — older than sb

Paco es mayor que Nacho — Paco is older than Nacho

es tres años mayor que yo — he is three years older than me

vivió con un hombre muchos años mayor que ella — she lived with a man many years her senior, she lived with a man who was several years older than her

2) [superlativo]
a) (=más grande)

esta es la mayor iglesia del mundo — this is the biggest o largest church in the world

su mayor problema — his biggest o greatest problem

su mayor enemigo — his biggest o greatest enemy

viven en la mayor miseria — they live in the greatest o utmost poverty

hacer algo con el mayor cuidado — to do sth with the greatest o utmost care

b) (=de más edad) oldest

Juan es el mayor — Juan is the oldest

mi hijo (el) mayor — my oldest o eldest son

3) (=principal) [plaza, mástil] main; [altar, misa] high

calle mayor — high street, main street (EEUU)

colegio 1), libro 2)
4) (=adulto) grown-up, adult

nuestros hijos ya son mayores — our children are grown-up now

las personas mayores — grown-ups, adults

ya eres muy mayor para hacer esas tonterías — you're too old now to do silly things like that

ser mayor de edad — to be of age

hacerse mayor — to grow up

5) (=de edad avanzada) old, elderly

mis padres son muy mayores — my parents are very old

6) (=jefe) head antes de s

el cocinero mayor — the head chef

montero mayor — head huntsman

7) (Mús) major
2. SMF
1) (=adulto) grown-up, adult

los mayores se fueron a una fiesta — the grown-ups o adults went to a party

los mayores no hacen cosas así — grown-ups don't do things like that

mayor de edad — adult, person who is legally of age

2) (=anciano)

los mayores — elderly people

¡más respeto con los mayores! — be more respectful to your elders (and betters)!

3) LAm (Mil) major
3.
SM

al por mayor — wholesale

vender al por mayor — to sell wholesale

repartir golpes al por mayor — to throw punches left, right and centre

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I
adjetivo
1)
a) (comparativo de grande)

vuelan a mayor altura — they fly at a greater height

un material de mayor flexibilidad — a more flexible material

a mayor escala — on a larger scale

en otros países el índice es aún mayor — in other countries the rate is even higher

beneficios aún mayores — even greater benefits

mayor que algo — greater than something

un número mayor que 40 — a number bigger o greater than 40

b) (superlativo de grande)

tienen el mayor número de accidentes — they have the greatest o highest number of accidents

su mayor preocupación — her greatest o biggest worry

a la mayor brevedad posible — (Corresp) as soon as possible o (frml) at your earliest convenience

la mayor parte de los estudiantes — most students, the majority of students

viven en la mayor pobreza — they live in the most terrible poverty

2) (en edad)
a) (comparativo) older

¿tienes hermanos mayores? — do you have any older o elder brothers or sisters?

mayor que alguien — older than somebody

soy dos meses mayor que tú — I am two months older than you

b) (superlativo)

es la mayor de las dos — she is the older o elder of the two

mi hijo mayor — my eldest o oldest son

el mayor de los residentes — the oldest of the residents

c) (anciano) elderly
d) (adulto)

hay que respetar a las personas mayores — you should treat adults o (colloq) grown-ups with respect

cuando sea mayor — when I grow up

ya eres mayorcito para estar haciendo esas cosas — you're a bit old to be doing things like that

ser mayor de edad — (Der) to be of age

soy mayor de edad y haré lo que quiera — I'm over 18 (o 21 etc) and I'll do as I please

3) (en frases negativas) (grande)

no requiere mayores explicaciones — this doesn't need much in the way of explanation

no tengo mayor interés en el tema — I'm not particularly interested in the subject

no me produjo mayor inquietud — it did not worry me particularly

sin mayores contratiempos — without any serious o major hitches

no pasar or llegar a mayores: tuvo un novio, pero el asunto no pasó a mayores she had a boyfriend, but it didn't come to anything; afortunadamente la cosa no llegó a mayores — fortunately it was nothing serious

4) (en nombres) (principal) main

Calle Mayor — Main Street (in US), High Street (in UK)

5) (Mús) major
6) (Com)

(al) por mayor — wholesale

hubo problemas (al) por mayor — there were innumerable problems

II
masculino y femenino
1) (adulto) adult, grown-up (colloq)

sólo para mayores — adults only

deben ir acompañados de un mayor — they must be accompanied by an adult

mis/tus mayores — my/your elders

2) mayor masculino (AmL) (Mil) major
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I
adjetivo
1)
a) (comparativo de grande)

vuelan a mayor altura — they fly at a greater height

un material de mayor flexibilidad — a more flexible material

a mayor escala — on a larger scale

en otros países el índice es aún mayor — in other countries the rate is even higher

beneficios aún mayores — even greater benefits

mayor que algo — greater than something

un número mayor que 40 — a number bigger o greater than 40

b) (superlativo de grande)

tienen el mayor número de accidentes — they have the greatest o highest number of accidents

su mayor preocupación — her greatest o biggest worry

a la mayor brevedad posible — (Corresp) as soon as possible o (frml) at your earliest convenience

la mayor parte de los estudiantes — most students, the majority of students

viven en la mayor pobreza — they live in the most terrible poverty

2) (en edad)
a) (comparativo) older

¿tienes hermanos mayores? — do you have any older o elder brothers or sisters?

mayor que alguien — older than somebody

soy dos meses mayor que tú — I am two months older than you

b) (superlativo)

es la mayor de las dos — she is the older o elder of the two

mi hijo mayor — my eldest o oldest son

el mayor de los residentes — the oldest of the residents

c) (anciano) elderly
d) (adulto)

hay que respetar a las personas mayores — you should treat adults o (colloq) grown-ups with respect

cuando sea mayor — when I grow up

ya eres mayorcito para estar haciendo esas cosas — you're a bit old to be doing things like that

ser mayor de edad — (Der) to be of age

soy mayor de edad y haré lo que quiera — I'm over 18 (o 21 etc) and I'll do as I please

3) (en frases negativas) (grande)

no requiere mayores explicaciones — this doesn't need much in the way of explanation

no tengo mayor interés en el tema — I'm not particularly interested in the subject

no me produjo mayor inquietud — it did not worry me particularly

sin mayores contratiempos — without any serious o major hitches

no pasar or llegar a mayores: tuvo un novio, pero el asunto no pasó a mayores she had a boyfriend, but it didn't come to anything; afortunadamente la cosa no llegó a mayores — fortunately it was nothing serious

4) (en nombres) (principal) main

Calle Mayor — Main Street (in US), High Street (in UK)

5) (Mús) major
6) (Com)

(al) por mayor — wholesale

hubo problemas (al) por mayor — there were innumerable problems

II
masculino y femenino
1) (adulto) adult, grown-up (colloq)

sólo para mayores — adults only

deben ir acompañados de un mayor — they must be accompanied by an adult

mis/tus mayores — my/your elders

2) mayor masculino (AmL) (Mil) major
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mayor1
1 = senior, elderly, eldest.
Nota: Referido a edad.

Ex: If we instruct it to ponder this question more leisurely, it will quickly try the user's patience with digressions concerning the less illustrious senior MOZART, LEOPOLD.

Ex: To the general public 'the female librarian is still angular, elderly, acidulous and terrifying', to use Geoffrey Langley's words, 'and a male librarian is impossible under any hypothesis'.
Ex: When her eldest son developed a glaucoma she became aware of the lack of suitable books.
* apto para mayores de 13 años o menores acompañados = PG-13.
* asistencia social para los mayores = elderly care, elder care [eldercare].
* centro de día para mayores = day centre for the elderly.
* cuidado de los mayores = kinkeeping.
* cuidados de los mayores = elderly care, elder care [eldercare].
* cuidados para personas mayores = elderly care, elder care [eldercare].
* familiar que cuida de los mayores = kinkeeper.
* gente mayor = elderly people.
* hombre mayor = elderly man.
* mayor de 25 años = mature adult.
* mayores, los = elderly, the.
* muy mayor = over the hill.
* pesonas mayores = elderly people.
* ser mayor = be older.

mayor2
2 = largest, greater, heightened, increased.

Ex: Together they constitute the world's largest data base.

Ex: The likelihood of data transmission errors is greater, however, and it is not recommended for constant use.
Ex: The heightened level of community awareness has led some local authorities to take the initiative and to become information disseminators in their own right.
Ex: Information networks are critical tools to ensure the exchange, transfer, and use of information which will facilitate the increased quality and quantity of agricultural production.
* admitir un número de reservas mayor a las plazas existentes = overbook.
* alcanzar mayores cotas = rise to + greater heights.
* al por mayor = in bulk.
* cada vez en mayor grado = ever-increasing.
* cada vez mayor = escalating, ever-growing, ever-increasing, expanded, growing, increasing, mounting, rising, spiralling [spiraling, -USA], deepening, rapidly growing, expanding, constantly rising, swelling, ever larger [ever-larger], galloping, steadily rising, steadily growing, mushrooming, ever greater, rapidly expanding, ever-widening, burgeoning, heightening.
* cada vez mucho mayor = fast-increasing, exploding.
* calle mayor, la = main street, the.
* causa de fuerza mayor = act of God.
* colegio mayor = residence hall, dormitory [dorm, -abbr.], student residence.
* comprar al por mayor = buy + in bulk.
* con el mayor cuidado = with utmost care.
* con el mayor secreto = a veil of secrecy.
* con mayor detalle = in greater detail.
* con mayor profundidad = in most detail, in more detail.
* con un mayor nivel educativo = better educated [better-educated].
* dar mayor importancia a = give + pride of place to.
* demasiado mayor en relación con Algo = overage.
* demasiado mayor para su curso = overage for grade.
* de mayor edad = senior.
* de mayor o menor importancia = great and small.
* desajuste cada vez mayor entre ... y = widening of the gap beween .... and, widening gap between ... and.
* descuento por compra al por mayor = bulk deal, bulk rate, bulk rate discount.
* diferencia cada vez mayor entre ... y = widening of the gap beween .... and, widening gap between ... and.
* distanciamiento cada vez mayor entre ... y, = widening gap between ... and, widening of the gap beween .... and.
* durante la mayor parte de = for much of.
* durante la mayor parte del año = for the best part of the year.
* en caso de fuerza mayor = in the event of circumstances beyond + Posesivo + control.
* en el mayor secreto = a veil of secrecy.
* en la mayor parte de = in the majority of.
* en mayor grado = to a greater degree, a fortiori, to a greater extent, to a larger degree, to a larger extent.
* en mayor medida = to a greater extent, to a greater degree, a fortiori, to a larger degree, to a larger extent.
* en mayor o menor grado = to a greater or lesser degree.
* en mayor o menor medida = to a greater or lesser extent.
* en su mayor parte = largely, mostly, for the most part.
* en un número cada vez mayor = in increasing numbers.
* fuerza mayor = force majeure.
* hora de mayor demanda = peak time.
* importancia cada vez mayor = growing importance, growing significance.
* interés cada vez mayor = growing interest.
* jefe del estado mayor = Chief of Staff.
* la mayor parte de = the majority of, the main bulk of, the lion's share of.
* la mayor parte de las veces = more often than not.
* la proporción mayor de = the lion's share of.
* libro de mayor venta = bestseller [best seller/best-seller].
* material de tamaño mayor de lo normal = outsize material.
* mayor + Nombre = longer + Nombre.
* mayor rendimiento = efficiencies of scale.
* mucho mayor = far greater, far larger, very much greater.
* obtener el mayor rendimiento posible = maximise + opportunities.
* para mayor información sobre = for details of.
* para mayor información véase + Nombre = see + Nombre + for further details.
* para mayor inri = to cap it all (off), on top of everything else, on top of everything else, but to make things worse, but to make matters worse.
* período de mayor demanda = peak time.
* precio al por mayor = block rate, wholesale price, bulk rate.
* precio especial por compra al por mayor = bulk deal.
* preocupación cada vez mayor (por) = growing concern (about).
* problema cada vez mayor = growing problem.
* problemas cada vez mayores = mounting problems.
* programación televisiva de mayor audiencia = prime time television.
* programa de mayor audiencia = prime time programme, prime time show.
* sacar el mayor partido al dinero de uno = get + the most for + Posesivo + money.
* sacar mayor partido a = squeeze + more life out of.
* sacar mayor provecho = stretch + further.
* separación cada vez mayor entre ... y = widening gap between ... and.
* ser el que con mayor frecuencia = be (the) most likely to.
* símbolo de mayor-que (>) = greater-than sign (>), greater-than symbol (>), right angled bracket (>).
* suministro al por mayor = bulk supply.
* tonto de marca mayor = prize idiot.
* una mayor variedad de = a wider canvas of.
* una necesidad cada vez mayor = a growing need.
* un conjunto cada vez mayor de = a growing body of.
* un grupo cada vez mayor de = a growing body of.
* un número cada vez mayor = growing numbers.
* un número cada vez mayor de = a growing number of, a growing body of.
* vender al por mayor = sell + in bulk, wholesale.
* venta al por mayor = wholesaling, wholesale.

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mayor1
adjective
A
1 (comparativo de grande1 (↑ grande (1)) ):
pueden volar a mayor altura they can fly at a greater height
estas tablas le dan mayor amplitud a la falda these pleats make the skirt fuller
un material de mayor flexibilidad a more flexible material
en otros países el índice de mortalidad infantil es aún mayor in other countries the infant mortality rate is even higher
esto podría reportar beneficios aún mayores this could bring even greater benefits
mayor QUE algo:
una superficie cuatro veces mayor que la de nuestro país a surface area four times greater than that of our country
cualquier número mayor que 40 any number above 40 o greater than 40 o higher than 40
X > Z (Mat) (read as: equis es mayor que zeta) X > Z (léase: x is greater than z)
2 (superlativo de) grande)
el mayor país de América Latina the biggest country in Latin America
el mayor número de accidentes de Europa the greatest o highest number of accidents in Europe
ésa ha sido siempre su mayor preocupación that has always been her greatest worry
le ruego lo envíe a la mayor brevedad posible (Corresp) please send it as soon as possible o (frml) at your earliest convenience
la mayor parte de los argentinos most Argentinians, the majority of Argentinians
B ((en edad) [Vocabulary notes (Spanish) ]
1 (comparativo) older
¿tienes hermanos mayores? do you have any older o elder brothers or sisters?
mayor QUE algn older THAN sb
soy dos meses mayor que tú I am two months older than you
2
(superlativo): ¿quién de los dos es el mayor? who is the older o elder of the two?
éste es mi hijo mayor this is my eldest o oldest son
el mayor de todos los residentes the oldest of all the residents
3 (viejo) elderly
ya es muy mayor y no puede valerse sola she's very old o (colloq) she's getting on and she can't manage on her own
4
(adulto): no se les habla así a las personas mayores you shouldn't talk to adults o grown-ups like that
cuando sea mayor quiero ser bombero when I grow up I want to be a fireman
vamos, que ya eres mayorcito para estar haciendo esas cosas come on, you're a bit old to be doing things like that
cuando sea mayor de edad (Der) when he reaches the age of majority
soy mayor de edad y haré lo que quiera I'm over 18 ( o 21 etc) and I'll do as I please
C (en frases negativas)
(grande): no creo que esto requiera mayores explicaciones I don't think this needs much in the way of explanation
no tengo mayor interés en el tema I'm not particularly interested in o I don't have any great interest in the subject
la noticia no me produjo mayor inquietud the news did not worry me particularly o unduly
se llevó a cabo sin mayores contratiempos it was carried out without any serious o major hitches
no pasar or llegar a mayores: tuvo un pretendiente, pero la cosa no pasó a mayores she had a boyfriend, but it didn't come to anything o but nothing came of it
hubo una pelea pero no llegó a mayores there was a fight but it was nothing serious
D (en nombres)
(principal): Calle Mayor Main Street (in US), High Street (in UK)
E (Mús) major
F (Com):
(al) por mayor wholesale
[ S ] venta sólo (al) por mayor wholesale only
los compran (al) por mayor they buy them wholesale
hubo problemas (al) por mayor there were innumerable problems
mayor2
masculine and feminine
A
1
(adulto): no te metas en las conversaciones de los mayores don't interrupt when the adults o grown-ups are talking
cada niño debe ir acompañado de un mayor each child must be accompanied by an adult
2 mayores mpl
mis/tus mayores my/your elders
Compuesto:
mayor de edad
masculine and feminine person who is legally of age o who has reached the age of majority
B
mayor masculine (AmL) (Mil) major
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mayor adjetivo
1
a) (comparativo de

grande ) ‹número/porcentajegreater, higher;


beneficiogreater;
vuelan a mayor altura they fly at a greater height;

a mayor escala on a larger scale;
un número mayor que 40 a number greater than 40
b) (superlativo de

grande ): el mayor número de accidentes the greatest o highest number of accidents;

su mayor preocupación her greatest o biggest worry;
a la mayor brevedad posible as soon as possible;
la mayor parte de los estudiantes most students, the majority of students
2 (en edad)
a) (comparativo) older;

mayor que algn older than sb
b) (superlativo):

es la mayor de las dos she is the older o elder of the two;

mi hijo mayor my eldest o oldest son
c) (anciano) elderly

d) (adulto):

las personas mayores adults, grown-ups (colloq);

cuando sea mayor when I grow up;
ser mayor de edad (Der) to be of age;
soy mayor de edad y haré lo que quiera I'm over 18 (o 21 etc) and I'll do as I please
3 (en nombres) (principal) main;
Calle Mmayor Main Street (in US), High Street (in UK)

4 (Mús) major
5 (Com):
(al) por mayor wholesale

■ sustantivo masculino y femenino (adulto) adult, grown-up (colloq);
solo para mayores adults only;

mis/tus mayores my/your elders;
mayor de edad person who is legally of age
mayor
I adjetivo
1 (comparativo de tamaño) larger, bigger: necesitas una talla mayor, you need a larger size
(superlativo) largest, biggest: ésa es la mayor, that is the biggest one
2 (comparativo de grado) greater: su capacidad es mayor que la mía, his capacity is greater than mine
la ciudad no tiene mayor atractivo, the town isn't particularly appealing
(superlativo) greatest: ésa es la mayor tontería que he oído nunca, that is the most absurd thing I've ever heard
3 (comparativo de edad) older: es mayor que tu madre, she is older than your mother
(superlativo) oldest
el mayor de los tres, the oldest one 4 está muy mayor, (crecido, maduro) he's quite grown-up
(anciano) he looks old
ser mayor de edad, to be of age
(maduro) old: es un hombre mayor, he's an old man
eres mayor para entenderlo, you are old enough to understand it
5 (principal) major, main: tu mayor responsabilidad es su educación, the thing that's most important to you is her education; la calle mayor, the main street
6 Mús major
7 Com al por mayor, wholesale
II sustantivo masculino
1 Mil major 2 mayores, (adultos) grownups, adults
(ancianos) elders
♦ Locuciones: al por mayor, wholesale
ir/pasar a mayores, to become serious: discutió con su marido, pero el asunto no pasó a mayores, she had an argument with her husband but they soon forgot about it

'mayor' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
abundar
- adicta
- adicto
- afán
- alcalde
- alcaldía
- almacén
- amable
- brevedad
- burgomaestre
- calle
- caza
- colegio
- confluencia
- desarrollar
- edad
- engrandecer
- escaparate
- estado
- Excemo.
- Excmo.
- fuerza
- gruesa
- grueso
- hacer
- hacerse
- inri
- obra
- osa
- palo
- persona
- plana
- polemizar
- predilección
- re
- safari
- salir
- sol
- teniente
- vender
- venta
- abuelo
- ama
- anhelo
- atractivo
- audiencia
- cazar
- ciudad
- compás
- de
English:
act
- address
- adult
- big
- bomb
- bulk
- capacity
- cash-and-carry
- claw back
- densely
- dipper
- dormitory
- elaborate
- elder
- eldest
- few
- frisky
- grow up
- growing
- high street
- hill
- inquest
- lion
- little
- main
- major
- mayor
- mostly
- much
- nominee
- often
- old
- outflow
- outweigh
- over
- part
- perpendicular
- residence
- senior
- sergeant major
- spur
- staff
- trade price
- utmost
- wholesale
- wholesale trade
- wholesaler
- worship
- abject
- cash
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mayor
adj
1. [comparativo] [en tamaño] bigger (que than); [en edad] older (que than); [en importancia] greater (que than); [en número] higher (que than);
este puente es mayor que el otro this bridge is bigger than the other one;
mi hermana mayor my older sister;
es ocho años mayor que yo she's eight years older than me;
un mayor número de víctimas a higher number of victims;
una mayor tasa de inflación a higher rate of inflation;
en mayor o menor grado to a greater or lesser extent;
no creo que tenga mayor interés I don't think it's particularly interesting;
no te preocupes, no tiene mayor importancia don't worry, it's not (all) that important;
apartamentos mayores de 100 metros cuadrados Br flats o US apartments of over 100 square metres;
subsidios para parados mayores de cuarenta y cinco años benefits for unemployed people (of) over forty-five;
la mayor parte de most of, the majority of;
la mayor parte de los británicos piensa que… most British people o the majority of British people think that…;
Mat
mayor que greater than
2. [superlativo]
el/la mayor… [en tamaño] the biggest…;
[en edad] the oldest…; [en importancia] the greatest…; [en número] the highest…;
la mayor de las islas the biggest island, the biggest of the islands;
la mayor crisis que se recuerda the biggest crisis in living memory;
el mayor de todos nosotros/de la clase the oldest of all of us/in the class;
el mayor de los dos hermanos the older of the two brothers;
vive en la mayor de las pobrezas he lives in the most abject poverty
3. [más] further, more;
para mayor información solicite nuestro catálogo for further o more details, send for our catalogue
4. [adulto] grown-up;
cuando sea mayor when I grow up;
hacerse mayor to grow up;
ser mayor de edad to be an adult
5. [no joven] older;
[anciano] elderly;
una mujer ya mayor an older woman;
ser muy mayor to be very old;
hay que escuchar a las personas mayores you should listen to older people;
la gente mayor, las personas mayores [los ancianos] the elderly
6. [principal] major, main;
la plaza mayor the main square;
la calle mayor the main street;
el palo mayor the main mast
7. Mús major;
en do mayor in C major
8. Com
al por mayor wholesale;
un almacén de venta al por mayor a wholesaler's
nmf
el/la mayor [hijo, hermano] the eldest;
mayores [adultos] grown-ups;
[antepasados] ancestors, forefathers;
es una película/revista para mayores it's an adult movie o Br film/magazine;
respeta a tus mayores you should respect your elders;
la cosa no llegó o [m5]pasó a mayores the matter didn't go any further
nm
Mil major
* * *
mayor
I adj
1 comp: en tamaño larger, bigger; en edad older; en importancia greater;
mayor que greater than, larger than;
ser mayor de edad be an adult;
ser (muy) mayor be (very) elderly;
mayor que older than
2 sup
:
el mayor en edad the oldest o eldest; en tamaño the largest o
biggest; en importancia the greatest;
los mayores the adults;
la mayor parte the majority
3 MÚS tono, modo
major;
do mayor MÚS C major
4 COM
:
al por mayor wholesale
II m MIL major
III
:
ir o
pasar a mayores get serious
* * *
mayor adj
1) (comparative of grande) : bigger, larger, greater, elder, older
2) (superlative of grande) : biggest, largest, greatest, eldest, oldest
3) : grown-up, mature
4) : main, major
5)
mayor de edad : of (legal) age
6)
al por mayor or
por mayor : wholesale
mayor nmf
1) : major (in the military)
2) : adult
* * *
mayor1 adj
1. (que tiene más edad) older
es mayor que tú he's older than you
mi hermano mayor my older brother
2. (más grande) bigger
necesito una talla mayor I need a bigger size
un tiburón es mayor que una piraña a shark is bigger than a piranha
3. (él de más edad) oldest
nuestro hijo mayor our oldest son
4. (anciano) old / elderly
mi padre ya es mayor my father is quite old now
5. (adulto) grown up
cuando sea mayor seré bombero I'm going to be a fireman when I grow up
6. (principal) main
la plaza mayor the main square
la calle mayor the high street
al por mayor wholesale
mayor2 n
1. (que tiene más años) oldest
¿cuántos años tiene el mayor? how old is the oldest?
2. (adulto) grown up
los mayores comieron después the grown ups ate afterwards
de mayor when I grow up / when you grow up etc.
hacerse mayor to grow up [pt. grew; pp. grown]
ser mayor de edad to be an adult

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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