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1. (Islam) a variant spelling of emir
2. (Historical Terms) (formerly) the ruler of Afghanistan; amir


(əˈmɪər, eɪˈmɪər)

1. a prince, commander, or head of state in some Islamic countries.
2. a title of honor of the descendants of Muhammad.
3. (cap.) the former title of the ruler of Afghanistan.
4. a title of certain Turkish officials.
[1615–25; < Arabic amīr commander]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ameer - an independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)ameer - an independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)
Arabia, Arabian Peninsula - a peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; strategically important for its oil resources
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
ruler, swayer - a person who rules or commands; "swayer of the universe"
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The passenger had told Ameer to take him to Lakho, a sparsely populated locality, where he was ambushed.
22-year-old Careem captain Sajawal Ameer was gunned down by unidentified individuals on Monday night in Rawalpindi.
Sajawal Ameer was shot multiple times as the assailants tried to seize his car, said a police official.
RATODERO -- A reception was held in the honor of the PTI leader Ameer Bux Bhutto in Benazior Colony on Monday.
RAWALPINDI -- Naib Ameer Jamat Islami Pakistan, Mian Mohammad Aslam Thursday said that JI will hold a public rally in federal Capital on February, 5 to express solidarity with Kashmiri people and condemn the Indian brutalities in occupied Kashmir.
DADU -- The team of water commission led by Supreme Court bench Justice (R) Justice Ameer Hani Muslim had visited Dadu canal, Kakol Wah and its water supply schemes in Dadu district here on Tuesday.
Lahore -- Principal Ameer Uddin Medical College and Post Graduate Medical Institute Prof.
We wouldn't compromise to render the sacrifice of our lives for the sanctity of Al-Quds, Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, provincial JI Ameer said.
BISHAM -- Advisor to Prime Minister Engineer Ameer Muqam Saturday said that people have reposed confidence on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, adding Imran Niazi could not beat his positive policies.
COMMITMENT OF A LIFETIME: Sheeba Ameer says she can neither leave her family here in Doha nor Solace.
BPTB autografts have a high incidence of knee pain and discomfort that does not go away," said Guillermo Ameer, professor of biomedical engineering at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and professor of surgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine.
28 -- United People's Freedom Alliance Parliamentarian A H M Azwer has resigned from the Parliament today, it is learnt to pave way for Rishad's Ameer Ali.