Crossword clues for mayor
- Municipal official
- La Guardia was one
- Civic dignitary
- City Hall leader
- Chicago's Rahm Emanuel, e.g
- Borough boss
- XTC "I may be the ___ of Simpleton, but I know one thing, and that's I love you"
- XTC "___ of Simpleton"
- Winner of an Indianapolis race, e.g
- Urban official
- Urban honcho
- Rahm Emanuel, vis-à-vis Chicago
- Politician in charge of a town
- Person presenting a key to the city
- Musician is sometimes given key to city by this person
- Municipal ribbon cutter, often
- Munchkin official
- Michael Bloomberg's title in New York, until 1/1/2014
- Lori Lightfoot, for one
- Local V.I.P
- Local politician's goal, perhaps
- Local politician
- Koch or Giuliani, once
- Key presenter
- Joe Quimby's government position on "The Simpsons"
- Joe Quimby, e.g
- Joe Quimby on "The Simpsons"
- Jerry Springer title, once
- Houston honcho, e.g
- Giuliani, once
- Giuliani, e.g
- Eric Garcetti's title in Los Angeles
- Dispenser of city keys
- Council chief
- Clint Eastwood's onetime role in Carmel-by-the-Sea
- City job that pays Michael Bloomberg $1 per year
- City head
- City Hall tenant
- Ceremonial ribbon cutter, often
- Casterbridge official
- Bradley of L.A
- Big city big shot
- "Key to the city" emcee
- "___ Pete" (Buttigieg nickname)
- '80s role for Eastwood
- ''Key to the city'' presenter
- ___ McCheese of old fast-food fame
- ___ McCheese (former fast-food character)
- Giuliani, e.g.
- Atlanta's Bill Campbell, e.g.
- Job title never held by any U.S. President
- 1984 Ed Koch best seller
- Koch memoir
- City leader such as Michael Bloomberg
- City chief
- Hizzoner's office
- One called "hizzoner"
- 1984 best-selling Ed Koch memoir
- Joe Quimby on "The Simpsons," e.g.
- Cleveland was one in Buffalo
- New York's Fiorello La Guardia, once
- Onetime title for Bernie Sanders
- Rahm Emanuel's post-White House title
- The head of a city government
- Koch of New York
- Koch or Byrne
- Bradley of L.A.
- Book by 10 Across
- Public official
- John Lindsay, once
- Koch book
- Municipal leader
- Men on the right of former PM and Sadiq Kahn?
- City government head
- Chief has judge succeeded by unknown official
- Atlanta's Bill Campbell, e.g
- Local government head
- Resistance to dressing for ceremonial office
- Perhaps Bloomberg at one time could love Republican?
- Dressing Ayr's latest civic dignitary
- Town's ceremonial head
- Town dignitary
- Town council head
- Title held by Leodore Lionheart in Zootopia
- City official
- "Key to the City" presenter
- Civic leader
- City Hall bigwig
- City boss
- City VIP
- Municipal chief
- Ossie Davis role in ''Do The Right Thing''
- Office in the city
- Municipal boss
- XTC "The ___ of Simpleton"
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
mayor \may"or\, n. [OE. maire, F. maire, fr. L. major greater, higher, nobler, compar. of magnus great; cf. Sp. mayor. See Major, and cf. Merino.] The chief magistrate of a city or borough; the chief administrative officer of a municipal corporation. In some American cities there is a city court of which the major is chief judge. The post is usually elective, its holder chosen by the electorate of the entire city.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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).
n. 1 The leader of a city, or a municipality, sometimes just a figurehead and sometimes a powerful position. In some countries, the mayor is elected by the citizens or by the city council. 2 By restriction, a male municipal leader 3 (context historical English) The steward of some royal courts, particularly in early Medieval France
n. the head of a city government [syn: city manager]
Worldwide, there is a wide variance in local laws and customs regarding the powers and responsibilities of a mayor, as well as the means by which a mayor is elected or otherwise mandated. Depending on the system chosen, a mayor may be the chief executive officer of the municipal government, may simply chair a multi-member governing body with little or no independent power, or may play a solely ceremonial role. Options for selection of a mayor include direct election by the public, or selection by an elected governing council or board.
Richard Wilkins III (commonly referred to as The Mayor) is a fictional character in the fantasy television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003). Portrayed by Harry Groener, he is the mayor of Sunnydale, a fictional town rife with vampires and demons in which the main character, Buffy Summers ( Sarah Michelle Gellar) lives. The premise of the series is that Buffy is a Slayer, a young girl endowed with superhuman powers to fight evil, which she accomplishes with the help of a small group of friends and family, called the Scooby Gang. During the second season it becomes apparent that local authorities are aware of the endemic evil in the town, and either ignore it or are complicit in making it worse. The series regularly employs monsters and elements of horror to symbolize real problems, and the abuse of power in relation to the forces of darkness is a repeated theme throughout the series, as well as in its spin-off Angel. The third season reveals that the Mayor is involved in many of the evil occurrences and he becomes the primary villain, or Big Bad. His genial demeanor, promotion of family values, casual phobia of germs, and dislike of swearing belie his evil nature.
This season also marks Buffy's and her friends' last year in high school, and introduces a long-running character named Faith ( Eliza Dushku), who is also a Slayer. After many months of fighting alongside Buffy and being under the authority of Buffy's Watcher, Giles, Faith becomes estranged from Buffy and aligns herself with the Mayor, who both employs her as an assassin and becomes a father figure to her while preparing to become a powerful demon that will destroy the town.
Mayor is a musical with a book by Warren Leight and music and lyrics by Charles Strouse. It is based on the memoir by former New York City Mayor Ed Koch and depicts a single day in the life of the city's mayor. The musical ran on Broadway in 1985 after an Off-Broadway run.
Mayor is an English and Spanish-language surname with several etymological origins. The English-language name is sometimes a variant spelling of Mayer, and thus derived from the Middle English and Old French mair, maire (in turn derived from the Latin maior, meaning "greater", "superior"); this surname originated from the title of a mayor. The surname Mayor can also be derived from a nickname, derived from the Spanish mayor, meaning "older", borne by the elder of two individuals with the same name. Another origin of the surname is from an occupational name, derived from the Spanish major, meaning "governor", "chief". The surname can also be a Catalan variant of the surname Major, derived from major, meaning "greater", used to denote an elder son of a particular family or an important person. The surname Mayor can also be derived from the Yiddish personal name Meyer, which is derived from the Hebrew language Meir, which in turn means "enlightener".
In France, a mayor (maire in French) is chairperson of the municipal council, which organizes the work and deliberates on municipal matters. The mayor also has significant powers and his or her own responsibilities, such as the responsibility for the activities of municipal police and for the management of municipal staff.
The mayor is also the representative of the state in the commune. As such the mayor is a civil officer of the State and a police officer. The term of office for a mayor is six years.
Usage examples of "mayor".
Henry le Waleys, the mayor, Gregory de Rokesley, Philip Cissor, or the tailor, Ralph Crepyn, Joce le Acatour, or merchant, and John de Gisors.
Gloucestershire Bert went northward to the British aeronautic park outside Birmingham, in the hope that he might be taken on and given food, for there the Government, or at any rate the War Office, still existed as an energetic fact, concentrated amidst collapse and social disaster upon the effort to keep the British flag still flying in the air, and trying to brisk up mayor and mayor and magistrate and magistrate in a new effort of organisation.
San Francisco Mayor Conrad Aiken has called for a dusk-to-dawn curfew and has asked the governor to declare a state of emergency for the city and county.
Mayor Aiken thought his post-lunch meeting with Philip Mohandas would be smooth sailing, a photo op.
Pausing to tune the harp, he snapped the string and, after a tense, whispered exchange with Alec, rose and bowed to the mayor.
Comfortably into his cups, the mayor waved agreeably and Alec hurried out.
Diego Hernandez, a Portuguese, to the post of Alguacil Mayor of the Inquisition, and given him the right to wear a sword in virtue of his office, the Governor, meeting the man in the street wearing a sword against his regulations, made him a prisoner.
From the porch of the Church of Santa Maria Mayor, he watched his alguazils enter the house of the Princess of Eboli, bring her forth, bestow her in a waiting carriage that was to bear her away to the fortress of Pinto, to an imprisonment which was later exchanged for exile to Pastrana lasting as long as life itself.
Colonel, a Justice of the Peace, Mayor of Kendal, and Commissary in the Archdeaconry of Richmond before the late domestic wars.
Insurrection Committee had already organized a force which they had entitled the National Guard, and of which they had conferred the command on the Marquis de La Fayette, And at the gates of the city the king was met by him and the mayor, a man named Bailly, who had achieved a considerable reputation as a mathematician and an astronomer, but who was thoroughly imbued with the leveling and irreligious doctrines of the school of the Encyclopedists.
Madame Campan had spent an evening in packing up jewels, and sent warning to Gouvion, an aid-de-camp of La Fayette, and to Bailly, the mayor, that the queen at last was preparing to flee.
Matteo reminded himself that Lord Basel was mayor of another city, where he no doubt indulged in the usual displays of pride and wealth.
The mayor of Youghal, in giving evidence against her, said there were three aldermen, whose children had been bewitched to death by the accused kissing the little ones.
Defoe was welcomed aboard by the Port Master, a local worthy who doubled as Mayor of Shacktown, charged with neglecting sanitation and handing out beer and bhang on election day.
Gray bicentenary, which took place on December 26th, 1916, the Dean of Norwich, who is a member of the Public Library Committee, delivered a lecture on Thomas Gray at the Technical Institute on December 15th, when the Deputy Mayor, Alderman H.