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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. He then aroused the king, and the Irish troop rode out to a fair and level green lawn, where they found the emir with many companions awaiting them. – Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
  2. They brought the great Emir into the tent of his great enemy. – The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay by Maurice Hewlett
  3. Well, the Arabs raised the army; Emir Feisul, King Hussein's third son, commanded it; Lawrence did so well that he became a legend. – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  4. 287 Emir al- Hajj, of the Damascus Caravan, ii. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  5. He anticipated their plot, however, and slew their leader, the Emir Aktai, putting his followers to flight. – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  6. 113 Ashgar, Ali Pasha, the Emir al- Hajj, ii. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  7. Other roads cross these in every direction, so that any one of the eight emirs might leave his castle and travel by any route across the kingdom without passing the castle of another emir on the way. – Bright-Wits, Prince of Mogadore by Burren Laughlin and L. L. Flood
  8. He joined the Mahdi's army and has been appointed an emir – In Desert and Wilderness by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  9. The aga sent off the boats again, with orders to bring the ship close to the shore; but on getting out to where she rode, they found her under sail and standing off, on which they returned, and told the aga that the ship had escaped and was gone, and they now believed the Emir al- bahar and his soldiers were taken prisoners, which was no pleasing news to him. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. by Robert Kerr
  10. What Befell Mr. Middleton Because of the Fifth Gift of the Emir – The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton by Wardon Allan Curtis
  11. " Emir said the Caliph to Suleiman, in conclusion, " for such is your rank henceforth, your brother Mohammed has been conveyed by my order in a litter to your house, and there you will find him duly provided for. – Tales of the Caliph by H. N. Crellin
  12. 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
  13. And bring me both the Emir and his nephew- dead or alive I will have them. – Tales of the Caliph by H. N. Crellin
  14. The consultation was held mainly at supper, to which the emir invited Stas and Nell. – In Desert and Wilderness by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  15. " Oh," said the emir – The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton by Wardon Allan Curtis
  16. " Not at all," said the emir – The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton by Wardon Allan Curtis
  17. " 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
  18. He began by reminding them of the war and of Emir Feisul's share in it. – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  19. 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
  20. On what proud hand of Sultan, emir cadi, prince, had this huge ruby burned? – The Flying Legion by George Allan England

Rhymes for emir