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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.
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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
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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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
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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
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mayor

[ˈmɛər] nmaire mf
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mayor

nBürgermeister(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

mayor

[mɛəʳ] nsindaco
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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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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