Definition of mayor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//meə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmeɪər//
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  1. 1  (in England, Wales and Northern Ireland) the head of a town, borough or county council, chosen by other members of the council to represent them at official ceremonies, etc. the Lord Mayor of London compare provost
  2. 2  the head of the government of a town or city, etc., elected by the public the Mayor of New York Mayor Bob Anderson
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French maire, from the Latin adjective major ‘greater’, used as a noun in late Latin.Extra examples He is running for mayor of Bogotá. In 1662–3 he served as Lord Mayor of London. the mayor of Moscow Already a well-known businessman, he is now running for Mayor of Bogota. He became the first directly elected mayor of London in 2000. The allegations were made in an article by former New York mayor, Ed Koch.
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