mayor

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

Definition of mayor

  1. :  an official elected or appointed to act as chief executive or nominal head of a city, town, or borough

mayoral

play play \ˈmā-ə-rəl, ˈmer-əl; ˌmā-ˈȯr-əl\ adjective

Examples of mayor in a Sentence

  1. the mayor of New York

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Origin and Etymology of mayor

Middle English maire, from Anglo-French, from Latin major greater — more at major



MAYOR Defined for English Language Learners

mayor

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noun

Definition of mayor for English Language Learners

  • : 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


MAYOR Defined for Kids

mayor

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noun may·or \ˈmā-ər\

Definition of mayor for Students

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


Law Dictionary

mayor

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noun may·or \ˈmā-ər, ˈmer\

Legal Definition of mayor

  1. :  an official elected or appointed to act as chief executive or nominal head of a city, town, or borough



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