Definition of Lieutenant

1. Noun. A commissioned military officer.




2. Noun. An officer in a police force.
Exact synonyms: Police Lieutenant
Generic synonyms: Law Officer, Lawman, Peace Officer
Derivative terms: Lieutenancy

3. Noun. An assistant with power to act when his superior is absent.
Exact synonyms: Deputy
Generic synonyms: Assistant, Help, Helper, Supporter
Specialized synonyms: Second-in-command, Vicar-general, Vice-regent
Derivative terms: Deputise, Deputise, Deputize, Deputize, Lieutenancy

4. Noun. 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.
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Generic synonyms: Commissioned Naval Officer
Derivative terms: Lieutenancy

Definition of Lieutenant

1. n. 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.

Definition of Lieutenant

1. Noun. (military) The lowest commissioned officer rank or ranks in many military forces. ¹

2. Noun. (military US) In the US Army, Air Force and Marines, second lieutenant is the rank below first lieutenant, which is below captain. Both ranks may be referred to as ''Lieutenant'' or as the complete forms of the ranks. ¹

3. Noun. (military US navy) A naval officer whose rank is above that of ensign in the United States Navy and below that of a lieutenant commander. There are two ranks of lieutenant: lieutenant junior grade and lieutenant. ¹

4. Noun. (military US) A commissioned officer in the United States Coast Guard, Public Health Service, or National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration whose rank is above that of ensign and below lieutenant commander. There are two ranks of lieutenant: lieutenant junior grade and lieutenant. ¹

5. Noun. (military British) A naval officer in the Royal Navy who holds the rank above sub-lieutenant and below lieutenant commander. ¹

6. Noun. (military Canada Australia New Zealand) A naval officer who holds the rank above sub-lieutenant and below lieutenant commander. ¹

7. Noun. A person who executes the plans and directives of another. ¹

8. Adjective. A military grade that is junior to the grade the adjective modifies: ''lieutenant colonel'', ''lieutenant general'', ''lieutenant commander''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lieutenant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lieutenant

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lieutenant (current term)
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lieutenant junior grade
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Literary usage of Lieutenant

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"SR Arthur S. Hallberg, first lieutenant, U. 8. R., William H. Clark, ... SR, HS Rappleye, second lieutenant, USR The War and Navy Departments shall return ..."

2. The Lancet (1898)
"Brigade-Surgeon-lieutenant-Colonel WK Murphy, DSU, Indian Medical Service. ... Surgeon lieutenant-Colonel JT Surgeon lieutenant J. Hugo. ..."

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