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may·or

 (mā′ər, mâr)
n.
The head of government of a city, town, borough, or municipal corporation.

[Middle English maire, from Old French, from Medieval Latin māior, from Latin, greater, superior; see meg- in Indo-European roots.]

may′or·al (mā′ər-əl, mā-ôr′əl) adj.
may′or·ship′ n.

mayor

(mɛə)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the chairman and civic head of a municipal corporation in many countries. Scottish equivalent: provost
[C13: from Old French maire, from Latin maior greater. See major]
ˈmayoral adj
ˈmayorˌship n

may•or

(ˈmeɪ ər, mɛər)

n.
the chief executive official of a municipality.
[1250–1300; Middle English mair < Old French < Medieval Latin, Latin major]
may′or•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mayor - the head of a city governmentmayor - the head of a city government  
ex-mayor - a former mayor
alcalde - a mayor or chief magistrate of a Spanish town
burgomaster - a mayor of a municipality in Germany or Holland or Flanders or Austria
mayoress - a woman mayor
politician - a leader engaged in civil administration
civil authority, civil officer - a person who exercises authority over civilian affairs
Translations
رَئيس بلديَّهعُمْدَةٌ
кмет
starosta
borgmester
pormestarikaupunginjohtajamääri
gradonačelnikgradonačelnica
polgármester
borgar-/bæjarstjóri
市長
시장
lordas merasmerasmerėmero žmona
mērs, pilsētas galva
primar
starosta
župan
borgmästare
นายกเทศมนตรี
belediye başkanıbelediye reisi
thị trưởng

mayor

[mɛəʳ] Nalcalde m, alcaldesa f, intendente mf (S. Cone, Mex), regente mf (Mex)
Mr MayorSeñor Alcalde
Madam MayorSeñora Alcaldesa

mayor

[ˈmɛər] nmaire mf

mayor

nBürgermeister(in) m(f)

mayor

[mɛəʳ] nsindaco

mayor

(meə) , ((American) ˈmeiər) noun
(especially in England, Ireland and the United States) the chief public official of a city, town or borough.
ˈmayoress noun
1. a mayor's wife. The mayor and mayoress attended the dinner.
2. a female mayor. She has just been elected mayoress.
lord mayor
in Britain the mayor of some capital and other cities. The Lord Mayor of London.

mayor

عُمْدَةٌ starosta borgmester Bürgermeister δήμαρχος alcalde pormestari maire gradonačelnik sindaco 市長 시장 burgemeester ordfører burmistrz prefeito, presidente da câmara мэр borgmästare นายกเทศมนตรี belediye başkanı thị trưởng 市长
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Scully held an important party office in the state, and bossed even the mayor of the city, it was said; it was his boast that he carried the stockyards in his pocket.
You ask the portier at what hours the trains leave--he tells you instantly; or you ask him who is the best physician in town; or what is the hack tariff; or how many children the mayor has; or what days the galleries are open, and whether a permit is required, and where you are to get it, and what you must pay for it; or when the theaters open and close, what the plays are to be, and the price of seats; or what is the newest thing in hats; or how the bills of mortality average; or "who struck Billy Patterson.
The crowd filed up the aisles: the aged and needy postmaster, who had seen better days; the mayor and his wife -- for they had a mayor there, among other unnecessaries; the justice of the peace; the widow Douglass, fair, smart, and forty, a generous, good-hearted soul and well-to-do, her hill mansion the only palace in the town, and the most hospitable and much the most lavish in the matter of festivities that St.
The Lord Mayor, in the stronghold of the mighty Mansion House, gave orders to his fifty cooks and butlers to keep Christmas as a Lord Mayor's household should; and even the little tailor, whom he had fined five shillings on the previous Monday for being drunk and bloodthirsty in the streets, stirred up to-morrow's pudding in his garret, while his lean wife and the baby sallied out to buy the beef.
Then, just as the Doctor was about to leave, the Mayor of the town came down the street and a lot of other people in grand clothes with him.
I am honest when well watched, and I can wait at table equal to the Lord Mayor o' London's butler.
He was thought a good administrator, and it was often a question of making him mayor of Alencon; but the memory of his underhand jobbery still clung to him, and he was never received at the prefecture.
There was a touch of the magistrate in the man, a good deal more of the Councillor of the Prefecture, all the self-importance of the mayor of the arrondissement, the local autocrat, and the soured temper of the unsuccessful candidate who has never been returned since the year 1816.
The Medical Man and the Provincial Mayor watched him in profile from the right, the Psychologist from the left.
The city, notwithstanding the incredible perseverance of its mayor, had attempted a sort of mutiny for a surrender; the mayor had hanged the mutineers.
The day after that in which the scene we have just described had taken place on the road between Bellegarde and Beaucaire, a man of about thirty or two and thirty, dressed in a bright blue frock coat, nankeen trousers, and a white waistcoat, having the appearance and accent of an Englishman, presented himself before the mayor of Marseilles.
Orders had just been given to the royal guards and the Swiss guards, not only to stand firm, but to send out patrols to the streets of Saint Denis and Saint Martin, where the people thronged and where they were the most vociferous, when the mayor of Paris was announced at the Palais Royal.