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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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