noun, plural ma·jor·i·ties.
Origin of majority
Synonyms for majority
Related Words for majoritybulk, superiority, preponderance, mass, more, max, prime, estate, maturity, seniority, manhood, womanhood
Examples from the Web for majority
Contemporary Examples of majority
This is a state, after all, where Duke, in his statewide race for governor in 1991, received a majority of the white vote.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game
January 2, 2015
Just a week before the start of a new Congress, the new House majority whip is fighting for his political life.No. 3 Republican Admits Talking to White Supremacist Conference
December 30, 2014
In neighborhoods such as Harlem, 33 percent of students attend charter schools, a majority of them black or Latino.How Public Sector Unions Divide the Democrats
December 29, 2014
The majority of these stories are making their first appearance online.The Best of The Stacks: Mencken, Mel Brooks, Allman Brothers, and More
December 27, 2014
The majority of the questions they asked were related to my work and activities.A Daughter’s Plea: Free My Father from Prison in Iran
Mitra Pourshajari, Movements.Org, Advancing Human Rights
December 26, 2014
Historical Examples of majority
The chapel was thronged, the majority of members being women.
If the minority will not acquiesce, the majority must, or the Government must cease.
It was found that ninety-three Liberals had voted with the majority.
"That's three to one, Emma, and the majority rules," evaded Grace.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
Mr. Gladstone received a majority of 173 over his ultra-Protestant opponent.
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for majority
1550s, "condition of being greater, superiority," from Middle French majorité (16c.), from Medieval Latin majoritatem (nominative majoritas) "majority," from Latin maior "greater" (see major (adj.)). Sense of "state of being of full age" is attested from 1560s; meaning "greater number or part" (of votes, etc.) first recorded 1690s. The majority "the dead" recorded from 1719.