Definition of Lieutenant general

1. Noun. A general officer ranking above a major general and below a full general.




Definition of Lieutenant general

1. Noun. A commissioned officer in the British Army or Royal Marines or the United States Army, United States Marine Corps(,) or United States Air Force, ranked above a major general and below a general. ¹

2. Noun. A similar rank in the armed forces of some other countries. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lieutenant General

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liers
lies
liest
lieth
lieu
lieu jaune
lieus
lieutenancies
lieutenancy
lieutenant
lieutenant JG
lieutenant colonel
lieutenant commander
lieutenant commanders
lieutenant general (current term)
lieutenant governor
lieutenant junior grade
lieutenantry
lieutenants
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lieutenantships
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lieve
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life
life's a bitch
life's not all skittles and beer
life-and-death

Literary usage of Lieutenant general

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"In the United States army the title " lieutenant-general," except within recent years, has been almost as rare as " general." Winfield Scott was a brevet ..."

2. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"The lieutenant-general having embarked with the troops, I put to sea with the ships named in the margin; was joined the next morning by the Emerald and ..."

3. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"US GRANT, " Lieutenant-General. " Major-General PH SHERIDAN." General Sheridan moved from ... "US GRANT, 14 Lieutenant-General. " Major-General GH THOMAS. ..."

4. The Military Laws of the United States: Relating to the Army, Volunteers by United States, John F. Callan (1868)
"That the grade of lieutenant-general he, and the same is ... The appointment of lieutenant-general hud heen provided for hy act of 28 May, 1798, chap. ..."

5. A View of the Constitution of the British Colonies, in North-America and the by Anthony Stokes (1783)
"V. Of tbt Lieutenant-Generd and Lieutenant-Governer. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL. ... the Lieutenant-General takes the command: he is ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"A lieutenant-general du royaume was a person invested with almost all the powers of ... Lieutenant-general is the title of the commanding general of each ..."

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