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It takes 15,000 casualties to train a major general.
Ferdinand Foch

Meaning of "major general" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MAJOR GENERAL

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MAJOR GENERAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Major general is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MAJOR GENERAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

major general

Major general

Major general, major-general and similar are the names of a military rank used in many countries. It is derived from the older rank of sergeant major general. A major general is a high-ranking officer; normally the rank is subordinate to the rank of lieutenant general and senior to the ranks of brigadier and brigadier general. Where relevant, the rank has a NATO code of OF-7, and is considered to be a two-star rank. A major general in most armies commands a division, however in some countries he commands a brigade. In a number of countries, major general is the highest active rank used; for example, the Commander-in-Chief of the Estonian Defence Forces holds the rank of major general.

Definition of major general in the English dictionary

The definition of major general in the dictionary is an officer immediately junior to a lieutenant general.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MAJOR GENERAL

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major arcana
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Major Mitchell
major orders
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Major Prophets
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major-domo
major-generalcy
major-generalship
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WORDS THAT END LIKE MAJOR 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
lieutenant general
mineral
secretary-general
surgeon general
vicar general

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

SYNONYMS

Translation of «major general» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MAJOR GENERAL

Find out the translation of major general to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of major 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 «major general» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

大将军
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

general de división
570 millions of speakers

English

major general
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मेजर जनरल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لواء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

генерал-майор
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

major-general
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মেজর জেনারেল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

major général
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jeneral utama
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Generalmajor
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

少将
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

소장
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Umum umum
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thiếu tướng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முக்கிய பொது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रमुख सामान्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Tümgeneral
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

maggiore generale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Generał
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

генерал - майор
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

general-maior
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υποστράτηγο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

generaal-majoor
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

generalmajor
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

generalmajor
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of major general

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MAJOR GENERAL»

The term «major general» is quite widely used and occupies the 41.378 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about major general

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Ferdinand Foch
It takes 15,000 casualties to train a major general.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MAJOR GENERAL»

Discover the use of major general in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to major general and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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War Is a Racket (Large Print 16pt)
Widely appreciated and referenced by left- and right-wingers alike, this is an extraordinary argument against war - more relevant now than ever.
Smedley D. Butler, 2010
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Cold War Casualty: The Court-martial of Major General Robert ...
New research data gathered through the Freedom of Information Act and the first use of the Grow files provide the framework for this absorbing account of the general court-martial of one of General George S. Patton's famous armored division ...
George F. Hofmann, 1993
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Yankee Warhorse: A Biography of Major General Peter Osterhaus
Yankee Warhorse sets the record straight on this important Civil War general as it opens a new window on the war in the West.
Mary Bobbitt Townsend, 2010
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Major General Alexander M. McCook, USA: A Civil War Biography
"Alexander M. McCook was a member of a patriotic family from Ohio that became known as the "Fighting McCooks.
Wayne Fanebust, 2012
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Major General Richard Montgomery: The Making of an American Hero
By examining Montgomery's early life, ideology, and connections with the powerful New York Livingston family, this book explains his support of the American cause.
Michael P. Gabriel, 2002
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The Life of Major General Zachary Taylor
This is an OCR edition without illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from GeneralBooksClub.com.
Henry Montgomery, 2009
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Indelible Reminiscences: Memoirs of Major General Gurbakhsh ...
As the war ended, the Indian sub-continent was divided in 1947. This book is a testimony of those turbulent times.
Gurbakhsh Singh, 2013
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Lee's last major general: Bryan Grimes of North Carolina
-- Based largely on previously unpublished accounts -- including personal letters-- Offers candid views of the Confederacy and its various armies and leaders-- Important new Army of Northern Virginia title
Thomas Harrell Allen, 1999
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John Lambert, Parliamentary Soldier and Cromwellian ...
A biography of one of the most prominent soldiers in the New Model Army, who made Cromwell Lord Protector but stopped him becoming king.
David Farr, 2003
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Major General Oliver Nugent and the Ulster Division 1915-1918
The correspondence in this volume, drawn mainly from Nugent's papers in the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland, illustrates both the operational and political difficulties he faced.
Oliver Nugent, Nicholas Perry, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MAJOR GENERAL»

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Major General (Rtd) Louis Gardiner, ONZM | Scoop News
Major General (Rtd) Louis Gardiner, ONZM (1952- 2015) died peacefully on Saturday 18 July, surrounded by his family. Chief of Defence Force ... «Scoop.co.nz, Jul 15»
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ACWF Executive Committee Member Chen Wei Promoted to Major
Female academic and military officer Chen Wei earned a promotion to the rank of major general in Beijing on July 10, joining only around 40 ... «Women of China, Jul 15»
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By Force - International Business Times
Major General Luo Yuan, a leading hawk, said the Philippines had recently been “reinforcing” its presence on an old warship, which has been ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
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Gov. Hutchinson Signs Executive Order To Arm Arkansas National …
The Order also directs Major General Berry to relocate Arkansas National Guard members from the state's storefront recruiting centers to the ... «MyArkLaMiss, Jul 15»
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Nebraska Authorizes Adjutant General to Arm Additional Military …
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Monday, Governor Pete Ricketts authorized Nebraska National Guard Adjutant General Major General Daryl Bohac to arm ... «NBC Nebraska, Jul 15»
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UN Security Council approves pact on Iranian nuclear programs …
The nuclear pact also faces opposition in Iran where the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, ... «World Socialist Web Site, Jul 15»
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New Army Chief launches fresh operation to tackle insurgency | The …
TO give fresh impetus to the war against insurgency, the Acting Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Buratai, has launched “Operation ... «The Guardian Nigeria, Jul 15»
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Harbour expansion a priority for economic growth - McLean …
Retired Major General Normal McLean, President of the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA), yesterday implored ... «Stabroek News, Jul 15»
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Which US President was the greatest military leader?
Jackson served as a major general in the War of 1812, leading U.S. forces against the Creek Indians, who were British allies at the time. After a ... «We Are The Mighty, Jul 15»
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Maswanganyi wife dies in car crash | News24
Johannesburg - The wife of murdered top cop Major General Tirhani Maswanganyi was killed in a car crash on Monday morning, Gauteng ... «News24, Jul 15»

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