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Meaning of "lieutenant general" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL

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Lieutenant general is a noun.
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WHAT DOES LIEUTENANT GENERAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Lieutenant general

Lieutenant general, lieutenant-general and similar,, is a military rank used in many countries. The rank traces its origins to the Middle Ages where the title of lieutenant general was held by the second in command on the battlefield, who was normally subordinate to a captain general. In modern armies, lieutenant general normally ranks immediately below general and above major general; it is equivalent to the navy rank of vice admiral, and in air forces with a separate rank structure, it is equivalent to air marshal. A lieutenant general commands an army corps, made up of typically three army divisions, and consisting of around 60,000-70,000 soldiers. The seeming incongruity that a lieutenant general outranks a major general,, is due to the derivation of the latter rank from sergeant major general, which was also subordinate to lieutenant general. In some countries,, the ranks of corps general or lieutenant colonel general are used instead of lieutenant general, in an attempt to solve this apparent anomaly – these ranks are often translated into English as lieutenant general. In a number of states, the rank of lieutenant general is the highest army rank in use.

Definition of lieutenant general in the English dictionary

The definition of lieutenant general in the dictionary is an officer holding commissioned rank in certain armies, air forces, and marine corps immediately junior to a general.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LIEUTENANT GENERAL

lienal
lienee
lienholder
lienor
lienteric
lientery
lier
lierne
Liestal
Lietuva
lieu
Lieut
lieutenancy
lieutenant
lieutenant colonel
lieutenant commander
lieutenant governor
lieutenant-governor
lieutenantry
lieutenantship

WORDS THAT END LIKE LIEUTENANT GENERAL

agent-general
attorney general
Auditor General
brigadier general
consulate general
director general
director-general
federal
four-star general
funeral
general
governor general
Governor-General
in general
inspector general
judge advocate general
major general
mineral
secretary-general
surgeon general
vicar general

Synonyms and antonyms of lieutenant general in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «lieutenant general» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL

Find out the translation of lieutenant general to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lieutenant general from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lieutenant general» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

中将
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

teniente general
570 millions of speakers

English

lieutenant general
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लेफ्टिनेंट जनरल
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

اللفتنانت جنرال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

генерал-лейтенант
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tenente-general
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ল্যাফ্টেনেন্ট জেনারেল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lieutenant général
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lenan utamanya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Generalleutnant
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

中将
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

중장
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lètnan umum
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trung tướng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

லெப்டினென்ட் ஜெனரல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लेफ्टनंट जनरल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Korgeneral
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tenente generale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Generał Broni
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

генерал - лейтенант
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

general locotenent
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υπολοχαγός γενικές
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

luitenant-generaal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

generallöjtnant
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Generalløytnant
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lieutenant general

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LIEUTENANT GENERAL»

The term «lieutenant general» is regularly used and occupies the 65.608 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LIEUTENANT GENERAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lieutenant general

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LIEUTENANT GENERAL»

Discover the use of lieutenant general in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lieutenant general and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pitt Rivers: The Life and Archaeological Work of ...
Mark Bowden has written an entertaining and thoroughly researched biography of General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers (1827 1900).
Mark Bowden, 1991
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Pitt's 'Gallant Conqueror': The Turbulent Life of Lieutenant ...
Pitt's Gallant Conqueror illuminates the turbulent years of the mid eighteenth-century when there was still opportunity for military entrepreneurs to stamp their own mark on events."--BOOK JACKET.
James Draper, 2006
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A Soldier's Soldier: A Biography of Lieutenant General Sir ...
Examines the career of one of the most influential figures in Australia's military history.
Jeffrey Grey, 2012
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The Politics of Command: Lieutenant-General A.G.L. ...
In The Politics of Command, the first full-length study of the subject since 1969, John Nelson Rickard analyzes McNaughton's performance during exercise SPARTAN in March 1943 and assesses his relationships with key figures such as Sir Alan ...
John Nelson Rickard, 2010
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Lieutenant General Karl Strecker: the life and thought of a ...
The Memoirs of a German general captured by the Soviets at Stalingrad and imprisoned by them for 13 years.
Uli Haller, 1994
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Chesty: The Story of Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller, USMC
Jon Hoffman has been given special access to Puller's personal papers as well as his personnel record. The result will unquestionably stand as the last word about Chesty Puller. From the Hardcover edition.
Jon T. Hoffman, 2007
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Engineer Memoirs: Lieutenant General Walter K. Wilson, Jr. , ...
Walter K. Wilson, Jr., USA, Ret., in Mobile, Alabama, in Jan. 1978. Lt. Gen. Wilson had a distinguished career in the Corps of Engineers which culminated with his selection as Chief of Engineers in 1961. Photos.
Paul mm Walker, 2008
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General Boy: The Life of Lieutenant General Sir Frederick ...
This is the first biography of 'Boy' Browning, whose name is inextricably linked with the creation and employment of Britain's airborne forces in the Second World War.
Richard Mead, 2011
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Lieutenant General Jubal Anderson Early, C S a ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Jubal Anderson Early, R. H. Early, 2010
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A Memoir of Lieutenant-General Sir Garnet J. Wolseley
We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Charles Rathbone Low, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LIEUTENANT GENERAL»

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State denies Nashville's request to block I-65 Forrest statue
Forrest, born in Middle Tennessee, was a lieutenant general for the Confederate Army during the Civil War and first grand wizard of the Ku Klux ... «The Tennessean, Jul 15»
2
Army Warns Pakistan of 'Unexpected Damages' for Ceasefire …
... Line of Control... we have to give them certain unexpected damage to so that they don't repeat it in future," said Lieutenant General KH Singh, ... «NDTV, Jul 15»
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'CPFs won't be allowed to conduct oversights at police stations'
Lieutenant General Lesetja Mothiba issued a directive that CPFs will not be permitted to conduct any oversight at police stations until he has ... «Eyewitness News, Jul 15»
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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar sets up panel to cut service …
It is also expected to include former Adjutant General Lieutenant General Mukesh Sabharwal, former Military Secretary Lieutenant General ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
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Vietnam dismisses report of defense minister's death - TuoiTreNews
Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People's Army, made the rejection on Monday morning ... «Tuoitrenews, Jul 15»
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Mmegi Online :: Khama dedicates awards to 2014 top achievers
His Excellency the President of the Republic of Botswana Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama's Speech during the 6th Annual ... «Mmegi Online, Jul 15»
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323 recruits take part in Passing Out Parade in Jammu-Kashmir …
The POP was reviewed by Lieutenant General N.N. Nayar, Director General of recruitments. “I recruit officers, JCOs and other rank officers in ... «Free Press Journal, Jul 15»
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allAfrica.com: South Africa: Marikana's Deep Throat - Charge …
The National Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Riah Phiyega's obdurate performance in the witness chair was frustrating, enraging ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
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Home Of The Brave completes a memorable weekend for Hugo …
Having run a super race in third place behind leading prospect Sanus Per Aquam and Lieutenant General on his previous start, the gelding ... «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
10
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... out on fishing trips, Commander of the U.S. 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Lieutenant General John Wissler, welcomed Japan's presence. «Bloomberg, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Lieutenant general [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/lieutenant-general>. Jun 2020 ».
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