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Definitions of emir

  1. an independent ruler or chieftain ( especially in Africa or Arabia)
  2. Alt. of Emeer
  3. A prince; a title of dignity given in Arabia, Turkey, and other Mohammedan countries to a prince or chieftain. Also, ameer, amir.
  4. A Turkish title given esp. to descendants of Mohammed.
  5. A Mohammedan prince; a high Turkish official.
  6. A title given in the East and N. Africa to an independent chief; also in Turkey to viziers and pashas, and the descendants of Mohammed through Fatima. Emir- alomrah, the prince of princes, or chief of chiefs.
  7. A title of dignity among the Turks; a title given to the descendants of Mahomet.
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Usage examples for emir

  1. " We should indeed be careful what waves we set in motion, what forces we liberate," said the emir thoughtfully. – The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton by Wardon Allan Curtis
  2. 287 Emir al- Hajj, of the Damascus Caravan, ii. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  3. 113 Ashgar, Ali Pasha, the Emir al- Hajj, ii. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  4. To the garden went the Emir, Running to the tree, and found Torn with many wounds and bleeding, Abu Midjan meek and bound. – Among the Millet and Other Poems by Archibald Lampman
  5. When at last the murmurs could be no longer ignored the Emir gathered his impetuous young men together in his tent, and thus addressed them. – The Strong Arm by Robert Barr
  6. " Not at all," said the emir. – The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton by Wardon Allan Curtis
  7. What Befell Mr. Middleton Because of the Fifth Gift of the Emir. – The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton by Wardon Allan Curtis
  8. " Oh," said the emir. – The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton by Wardon Allan Curtis
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