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Meaning & Definition of Majority in English

English

Majority

/məʤɔrəti/

noun

1. The property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts

  • The main part
  • "The majority of his customers prefer it"
  • "The bulk of the work is finished"
    synonym:
  • majority
  • ,
  • bulk

2. (elections) more than half of the votes

    synonym:
  • majority
  • ,
  • absolute majority

3. The age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs

    synonym:
  • majority
  • ,
  • legal age

Examples of using

"I consider this fair, since effort will get one farther in life than ease of understanding anyway." "Says the man that seems to have skated by through a majority of life on ease of understanding...?"
I have no strong opinion about the matter, so whatever the majority thinks is good is OK with me.
Protestants were in the majority.