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Definitions of lieutenant

  1. an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
  2. an officer holding a commissioned rank in the United States Navy or Coast Guard; below lieutenant commander and above lieutenant junior grade
  3. an officer in a police force
  4. a commissioned military officer
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. A commissioned officer in the army, next below a captain.
  8. A commissioned officer in the British navy, in rank next below a commander.
  9. A commissioned officer in the United States navy, in rank next below a lieutenant commander.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. A deputy; commissioned officer next below a captain.
  13. An officer empowered to act in place of a superior; deputy.
  14. A commissioned officer next below a captain in the army or a commander in the navy.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
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Quotes of lieutenant

  1. I was the last Republican lieutenant governor and it's been over 20 years. – Mike Curb
  2. The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  3. I have in hands, now, specimens of bottom from t he Gulf Stream, obtained by Lieutenant Craven, and I can say that they are among the most interesting that I have ever seen. – Edward Forbes
  4. All was well, until I reached the port of Havre. Three officers with the rank of lieutenant whom afterwards I knew to be Scotland Yard men, came aboard and demanded to see my papers which they took away from me. – Philip Gibbs
  5. It's a very, very fascinating story for me, cause it's about a man who's been doing bad; bad things. And he's a father of four children in parochial school, he's a lieutenant of detectives, but he's in conflict with himself and with trying to do what's right. – Harvey Keitel
  6. In order to be a lieutenant you've got to have authority in your voice. No matter how young your face looks, you've got to let your guys know that you're in charge. – Esai Morales
  7. I remember serving in Vietnam in that war, and many of us at the major Lieutenant Colonel, colonel level were frustrated that no one in the U. S. wanted to debate it that way. – William Odom
  8. Had there been a reporter along with Lieutenant Calley when he massacred those people in Vietnam, I think that probably wouldn't have happened. – Bob Schieffer
  9. You're feeling the responsibility for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people on your shoulder in a way that I couldn't feel as lieutenant governor. – William Scranton
  10. My goal was to make first lieutenant I never spent a lot of time worrying about what came after that. – Hugh Shelton

Usage examples for lieutenant

  1. Lieutenant Scudamore, look at me. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  2. Lieutenant Caton, take charge of the prisoner." – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  3. I'm very sorry, lieutenant – The Star Lord by Boyd Ellanby
  4. " The Morane, by all means," replied the lieutenant – The Boy Volunteers with the French Airmen by Kenneth Ward
  5. And Lieutenant Radbury related as much as he knew. – For the Liberty of Texas by Edward Stratemeyer
  6. Lieutenant Galesworth, I have always had my way, and I shall now. – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  7. " Well, thank you, lieutenant Loudons replied. – The Return by H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
  8. Is Mrs. Crawton, or Lieutenant Booyers, at home? – The Mysterious Wanderer, Vol. I by Sophia Reeve
  9. 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
  10. " 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
  11. The lieutenant spoke, however. – The Burial of the Guns by Thomas Nelson Page
  12. Your memory is sharp, master lieutenant I did say, and I say so still. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Again the old lieutenant paused. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  17. " Come, Jim, my boy," he said to the Lieutenant it is your duty to save Miss Anstrade." – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville
  18. No, M. le Lieutenant – A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest by Amelia B. Edwards
  19. Above everything else, what about the lieutenant – The Angel Adjutant of "Twice Born Men" by Minnie L. Carpenter
  20. 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

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