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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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Call in the families," said the mayor to the clerk whose business it was to read aloud the certificates.
The Mayor of Meudon, thunders at our door in the name of the Law, demanding, I suppose, my husband's head.
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.
Don't tell me that,' and led the cow-herd before the mayor, who for his carelessness condemned him to give the peasant a cow for the calf which had run away.
I told you yesterday, sir,' said the Lord Mayor, 'that you might have an alderman in your house, if you could get one to come.
The Mayor of Lepe gazed with amazement on the mild face and slender frame of the famous warrior.
Jacquotte was beyond all doubt the happiest cook in the kingdom; for, that nothing might be lacking in a measure of felicity as great as may be known in this world below, her vanity was continually gratified--the townspeople regarded her as an authority of an indefinite kind, and ranked her somewhere between the mayor and the park-keeper.
The right was reserved for the Buff party, and the centre for the mayor and his officers; one of whom--the fat crier of Eatanswill--was ringing an enormous bell, by way of commanding silence, while Mr.
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.
I'll tell you what, Wrench, this is beyond a joke," said the Mayor, who of late had had to rebuke offenders with an official air, and how broadened himself by putting his thumbs in his armholes.
Early the next morning the Mayor was walking in the square below in company with the Town Councillors.
Sapsea's importance has received enhancement, for he has become Mayor of Cloisterham.