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Principal Translations
mayor adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta"). (algo: más grande)  (superlative)largest, biggest, greatest adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
   (comparative)larger, bigger, greater adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Mi mayor problema es que he perdido mi cartera con mi dinero e identificación.
 My biggest problem is that I lost my wallet with my money and my identification.
mayor adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta"). (persona: de más edad)  (comparative)older adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
   (superlative)oldest adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
   (adult, mature)grown-up adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Ana es mayor que Juan.
 Anne is older than John.
mayor adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta"). (persona: de edad avanzada)elderly adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Había un hombre mayor sentado en el parque.
 There was an elderly man sitting in the park.
 
Additional Translations
mayor nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (barco: vela principal)mainsail, main nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 El capitán ordenó arriar la mayor.
 The captain ordered the mainsail lowered.
mayor nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso"). (grado militar)major nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 El mayor se dirigió a los soldados.
 The major addressed the soldiers.
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Compound Forms:
mayor | mayor (de edad) |
adulto mayor nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso"). (anciano)senior citizen nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
al por mayor loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (en grandes cantidades)wholesale advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Fui a comprar una persiana pero esta tienda sólo vende al por mayor.
árbol con mayor copa the tree with the widest canopy, the tree that provides the most shade
área de mayor influencia area of greatest influence
asignar mayor valor loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (aumentar)assign a higher value to exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  put a higher value on exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
capilla mayor main chapel, main sanctuary
caza mayor hunting, game hunting, big game hunt
colegio mayor loc nom España (residencia universitaria)residence hall nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
   (informal)dorm nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Los colegios mayores son carísimos.
 The residence halls are wildly expensive.
comercio al por mayor nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso"). (intermediarios: giro)wholesale trade nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 En esta calle hay mucho comercio al por mayor.
 There is a lot of wholesale trade on this street.
con mayor razón all the more reason
cuanto mayor the more…, the bigger
de fuerza mayor loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (causa: grave)  (legal)force majeure nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  act of God nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
de mayor a menor from largest to smallest, in descending order
de menor a mayor from smallest to largest
el mayor [sustantivo] posible the best [noun] possible
el mayor de los éxitos the greatest success
el mayor número de the greatest number of
en mayor cantidad in larger quantities, mostly
  in greater amounts
en mayor medida to a greater extent
en mayor o en menor grado to a greater or lesser degree
en mayor o menor medida to a greater or lesser extent
fuerza mayor nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (imprevisto insalvable)force majeure nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Juan no ha ido al trabajo por causas de fuerza mayor; se ha muerto su madre.
 Juan didn't go to work because of force majeure; his mother died.
hermano mayor older brother
  oldest brother
Jefe de Estado Mayor título (militar)commander-in-chief nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
la mayor cantidad de the most, the highest number
la mayor cantidad posibe the most, the greatest number possible
la mayor mejora the greatest improvement, biggest improvement
la mayor parte most, the most, the greater part
la mayor parte del tiempo loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (casi todo el tiempo)most of the time advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Pasamos la mayor parte del tiempo en la playa.
 We spend most of the time on the beach.
mayor de edad los adj (responsable de sus actos)legal age nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  adult nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
negar la mayor invalidate vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
Note: not sure
plana mayor nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). figurado (empresa: alto mando)  (figurative)top brass nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  management, senior management nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 El director invitó a cenar a toda la plana mayor de la empresa.
plana mayor nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (regimiento: jefes)staff nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
   (colloquial)top brass nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  staff officers nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
 La plana mayor del ejército se reunió para discutir las maniobras.
plana mayor nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (escuadra: jefes)staff nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
   (colloquial)top brass nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  staff officers nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
 Los generales y oficiales de la plana mayor de marina fueron condecorados.
precio al por mayor nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso"). (especial por volumen)wholesale price nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Soy mayorista y en este almacén me hacen precio al por mayor.
 I'm a wholesaler and in this store they give me the wholesale price.
vendedores al por mayor nmplnombre masculino plural: Sustantivo masculino que se usa únicamente en plural ("maritates", "víveres"). (intermediarios)wholesalers nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Cerca del puerto hay muchos establecimientos de vendedores al por mayor.
 Many wholesalers have establishments near the port.
vender un producto al mayor wholesale
venta al por mayor nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (a minoristas)wholesale nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 La venta al por mayor está restringida a los minoristas.
 Wholesale is restricted to retailers.
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