2. The greater number; more than half; as, a majority of mankind; a majority of the votes cast.
3. [Cf. L. majores.] Ancestors; ancestry. [Obs.]
4. The amount or number by which one aggregate exceeds all other aggregates with which it is contrasted; especially,
the number by which the votes for a successful candidate exceed those for all other candidates; as, he is
elected by a majority of five hundred votes. See Plurality.
To go over to, or To join, the majority, to die.
(Ma"jor*ship) n. The office of major.
(Maj"oun) n. See Madjoun.
(||Ma*jus"cu*læ) n. pl. [L., fem. pl. fr. majusculus somewhat greater or great, dim. of major,
majus. See Major.] (Palæography) Capital letters, as found in manuscripts of the sixth century and earlier.
Majuscule writing, writing composed wholly of capital letters, especially the style which prevailed in
Europe from the third to the sixth century.
(Ma*jus"cule) n. [Cf. F. majuscule. See Majusculæ.] A capital letter; especially, one used in
ancient manuscripts. See Majusculæ.
(Mak"a*ble) a. Capable of being made.
(Mak"a*ron) n. See Macaroon, 2. [Obs.]
(Make) n. [AS. maca, gemaca. See Match.] A companion; a mate; often, a husband or a wife.
For in this world no woman isChaucer.
Worthy to be my make.
(Make), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Made ; p. pr. & vb. n. Making.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin
to OS. makn, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahhn to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan.
mage. Cf. Match an equal.]
1. To cause to exist; to bring into being; to form; to produce; to frame; to fashion; to create. Hence, in various
specific uses or applications: (a) To form of materials; to cause to exist in a certain form; to construct; to
He . . . fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf.Ex. xxxii. 4.
(b) To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or false; often with up; as, to make up a story.
And Art, with her contending, doth aspireSpenser.
To excel the natural with made delights.
(c) To bring about; to bring forward; to be the cause or agent of; to effect, do, perform, or execute; often
used with a noun to form a phrase equivalent to the simple verb that corresponds to such noun; as, to
make complaint, for to complain; to make record of, for to record; to make abode, for to abide, etc.
Call for Samson, that he may make us sport.Judg. xvi. 25.
Wealth maketh many friends.Prov. xix. 4.
I will neither plead my age nor sickness in excuse of the faults which I have made.Dryden.
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