Definition of Colonel

1. Noun. A commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines who ranks above a lieutenant colonel and below a brigadier general.




Definition of Colonel

1. n. The chief officer of a regiment; an officer ranking next above a lieutenant colonel and next below a brigadier general.

Definition of Colonel

1. Noun. A commissioned officer in the army, air force, or marine corps. In U.S. military, it ranks above a lieutenant colonel and below a brigadier general. ¹

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Definition of Colonel

1. a military officer [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Colonel

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Literary usage of Colonel

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1. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1889)
"This arduous work has been undertaken by a Brazilian gentleman, colonel Antonio EP ... colonel Labre last year read a paper, giving a resume of his various ..."

2. A Guide to the Best Fiction in English by William Winter, George Saintsbury, Ernest Albert Baker (1913)
"either partisan motive or aggressive morality the community of interest that should bind all sections of the Republic into one nation. colonel Preston and ..."

3. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1908)
"First to cross was colonel AW Baird, who died on April 2. colonel Baird served most of his time in India, where, as a member of the scientific branch of the ..."

4. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant by Ulysses Simpson Grant (1885)
"When it came to taking the field the regiment asked to have another appointed colonel and the one they had previously chosen made lieutenant colonel. ..."

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