noun, plural ma·jor·i·ties.
- majority carrier,
- majority leader,
Origin of majority
Examples from the Web for majority
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|Tim Mak|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The majority of these stories are making their first appearance online.The Best of The Stacks: Mencken, Mel Brooks, Allman Brothers, and More|Alex Belth|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
They embraced the notion of a growing America, whose economy could be expanded for the benefit of the majority.
In that case the device was to put the genius in opposition to a majority of established cultural tastes and codes.
It appears that there is a powerful moral effect that follows this loss, as might, in the majority, be anticipated.History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present|Peter Charles Remondino
I know not by what majority, for you did not read the record; I know not by whose votes; but that rule was rejected.Thirty Years' View (Vol. II of 2)|Thomas Hart Benton
The majority accordingly converted, the obstinate were extirpated.
There is very little intelligent design in the majority of marriages; but they are none the worse for that.Chance|Joseph Conrad
Some nobles made terms whereby they were allowed to retain their estates, but the majority of them opposed the conquerors.A History of Spain|Charles E. Chapman
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.