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Definitions of lieutenant

  1. an officer holding a commissioned rank in the United States Navy or Coast Guard; below lieutenant commander and above lieutenant junior grade
  2. an officer in a police force
  3. a commissioned military officer
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. A commissioned officer in the army, next below a captain.
  7. A commissioned officer in the British navy, in rank next below a commander.
  8. A commissioned officer in the United States navy, in rank next below a lieutenant commander.
  9. An officer ranking next below a captain in the army and a lieutenant commander in the navy; one who acts for a superior in his absence; lieutenant colonel, an army officer next in rank above a major, and below a colonel; lieutenant general, an army officer next in rank above a major general, and below a general.
  10. An officer holding the place of another in his absence: a commissioned officer in the army next below a captain, or in the navy next below a commander: one holding a place next in rank to a superior, as in the compounds lieutenant- colonel, lieutenant- general.
  11. A deputy; commissioned officer next below a captain.
  12. An officer empowered to act in place of a superior; deputy.
  13. A commissioned officer next below a captain in the army or a commander in the navy.
  14. An officer who supplies the place of a superior in his absence; a commissioned officer next below a captain; the officer next in rank to the commander; one in rank next, as lieutenant- colonel.
  15. A deputy; one holding a place next in rank to a superior; the second officer of a company of soldiers or man- of- war; a commissioned officer next in rank to a captain.

Usage examples for lieutenant

  1. Lieutenant Caton, take charge of the prisoner." – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  2. " The Morane, by all means," replied the lieutenant. – The Boy Volunteers with the French Airmen by Kenneth Ward
  3. I am the Baron d'Artagnon, lieutenant of the company of men- at- arms commanded by Monseigneur the Duc d'Herouville." – The Hated Son by Honore de Balzac
  4. He looked at Lynch for a long minute, and then said: " Lieutenant-" Lynch had gone right back to his papers. – Out Like a Light by Gordon Randall Garrett
  5. Lieutenant Scudamore, look at me. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  6. Lieutenant Galesworth, I have always had my way, and I shall now. – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  7. Above everything else, what about the lieutenant? – The Angel Adjutant of "Twice Born Men" by Minnie L. Carpenter
  8. Your memory is sharp, master lieutenant; I did say, and I say so still. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  9. " Come, Jim, my boy," he said to the Lieutenant, " it is your duty to save Miss Anstrade." – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville
  10. And Lieutenant Radbury related as much as he knew. – For the Liberty of Texas by Edward Stratemeyer
  11. " Well, thank you, lieutenant," Loudons replied. – The Return by H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
  12. I'm very sorry, lieutenant!" – The Star Lord by Boyd Ellanby
  13. " Allow me," said the lieutenant; and, taking one of the shoes, he stooped to place it on her foot, but found it difficult to do so, as it was too small. – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins
  14. Briefly the Lieutenant told the old man that he loved Barbara and wished to marry her. – Emerson's Wife and Other Western Stories Emerson's Wife -- Colonel Kate's Protégée -- The Kid of Apache Teju -- A Blaze on Pard Huff -- How Colonel Kate Won Her Spurs -- Hollyhocks -- The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Johnson Sides -- A Piece of Wreckag by Florence Finch Kelly
  15. My brother is a poor lieutenant who cannot help me; what can I do? – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  16. And then was there a Mrs. Green, whose husband was first- lieutenant on board a man- of- war on the West Indian Station. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  17. No, M. le Lieutenant. – A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest by Amelia B. Edwards
  18. The lieutenant spoke, however. – The Burial of the Guns by Thomas Nelson Page
  19. Again the old lieutenant paused. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
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