majority

n.
number greater than half

(AE);

greater number

(BE)

1) to get, receive a majority

2) to have, hold a majority (the Democrats have a slim majority in the House)

3) a bare, narrow, slim, small; clear; large; overwhelming, vast majority

4) an absolute majority (BE; AE has majority)

5) a relative majority (BE; AE has plurality)

6) a simple; two-thirds; working majority

7) the silent majority (i.e., those who have moderate or conservative views but do not voice them)

8) by a majority (to win by an overwhelming majority)

9) in a majority (in the majority of cases)

full legal age

10) to attain, reach one's majority

USAGE NOTE: Compare the verbs in the following constructions--the majority of the (two hundred) votes were for peace; a majority of two hundred votes was enough to win.
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[mə'dʒɒrɪtɪ]
clear
narrow
overwhelming
receive a majority
slim
small
two-thirds
vast majority
working majority
reach one's majority (USAGE NOTE: Compare the verbs in the following constructions: the majority of the (two hundred) votes were for peace; a majority of two hundred votes was enough to win.)
hold a majority (the Democrats have a slim majority in the House)
['full legal age'] to attain
['greater number'] (BE) to get
a bare
a simple
to have
an absolute majority (BE; AE has majority)
a relative majority (BE; AE has plurality)
the silent majority (i. e., those who have moderate or conservative views but do not voice them)
in a majority (in the majority of cases)
by a majority (to win by an overwhelming majority)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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