[mey-er, mair] /ˈmeɪ ər, mɛər/
the chief executive official, usually elected, of a city, village, or town.
the chief magistrate of a city or borough.
the chairman and civic head of a municipal corporation in many countries Scottish equivalent provost
late 15c., from mayor + -ship.
c.1300, from Old French maire “head of a city or town government” (13c.), originally “greater, superior” (adj.), from Latin maior, major, comparative of magnus “great” (see magnum).
[French ma-yawt] /French maˈyɔt/ noun 1. one of the Comoro Islands, in the Indian Ocean, NW of Madagascar: an overseas department of France. 144 sq. mi. (373 sq. km). /French majɔt/ noun 1. an island in the Indian Ocean, northwest of Madagascar; administered by France. Pop (including Pamanzi): 186 026 (2004 est). Area: 374 sq […]
[mey-pohl] /ˈmeɪˌpoʊl/ noun, (often lowercase) 1. a tall pole, decorated with flowers and ribbons, around which people dance or engage in sports during celebrations. /ˈmeɪˌpəʊl/ noun 1. a tall pole fixed upright in an open space during May-Day celebrations, around which people dance holding streamers attached at its head n. “high striped pole decorated with […]
[mey-pop] /ˈmeɪˌpɒp/ noun 1. the edible fruit of the passionflower, Passiflora incarnata, of the southern U.S. 2. the plant itself. 3. South Midland and Southern U.S. May apple.
noun 1. a girl or young woman crowned with flowers and honored as queen in the festivities of May Day. noun 1. a girl chosen, esp for her beauty, to preside over May-Day celebrations