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Definitions of lieutenant

  1. an officer in a police force Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a commissioned military officer Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an officer holding a commissioned rank in the United States Navy or the United States Coast Guard; below lieutenant commander and above lieutenant junior grade Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. An officer who supplies the place of a superior in his absence; a representative of, or substitute for, another in the performance of any duty. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A commissioned officer in the army, next below a captain. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A commissioned officer in the British navy, in rank next below a commander. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A commissioned officer in the United States navy, in rank next below a lieutenant commander. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. An officer ranking next below a captain in the army and a lieutenant commander in the navy; one who acts for a superior in his absence; lieutenant colonel, an army officer next in rank above a major, and below a colonel; lieutenant general, an army officer next in rank above a major general, and below a general. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. An officer holding the place of another in his absence: a commissioned officer in the army next below a captain, or in the navy next below a commander: one holding a place next in rank to a superior, as in the compounds lieutenant-colonel, lieutenant-general. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. A deputy; commissioned officer next below a captain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. An officer empowered to act in place of a superior; deputy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A commissioned officer next below a captain in the army or a commander in the navy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. An officer who supplies the place of a superior in his absence; a commissioned officer next below a captain; the officer next in rank to the commander; one in rank next, as lieutenant-colonel. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. A deputy; one holding a place next in rank to a superior; the second officer of a company of soldiers or man-of-war; a commissioned officer next in rank to a captain. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for lieutenant

  1. Lieutenant Caton, take charge of the prisoner." – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  2. " The Morane, by all means," replied the lieutenant – The Boy Volunteers with the French Airmen by Kenneth Ward
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