noun may·or \ˈmā-ər, ˈmer, especially before names (ˌ)mer\

: an official who is elected to be the head of the government of a city or town

: a British official who represents a city or borough at public events

Full Definition of MAYOR

:  an official elected or appointed to act as chief executive or nominal head of a city, town, or borough
may·or·al \ˈmā-ə-rəl, ˈmer-əl; ˌmā-ˈr-əl\ adjective

Examples of MAYOR

  1. the mayor of New York

Origin of MAYOR

Middle English maire, from Anglo-French, from Latin major greater — more at major
First Known Use: 14th century
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noun may·or \ˈmā-ər\

Definition of MAYOR for Kids

:  an official elected to serve as head of a city, town, or borough


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