Definitions of lieutenant

  1. an officer in a police force
  2. a commissioned military officer
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. A commissioned officer in the army, next below a captain.
  6. A commissioned officer in the British navy, in rank next below a commander.
  7. A commissioned officer in the United States navy, in rank next below a lieutenant commander.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. A deputy; commissioned officer next below a captain.
  11. An officer empowered to act in place of a superior; deputy.
  12. A commissioned officer next below a captain in the army or a commander in the navy.
  13. 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.
  14. 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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