amir


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a·mir

 (ə-mîr′, ā-mîr′)
n.
Variant of emir.

amir

(əˈmɪə)
n
1. (Islam) a variant spelling of emir
2. (Historical Terms) (formerly) the ruler of Afghanistan; ameer
[C19: from Arabic, variant of emir]
aˈmirate n

e•mir

(əˈmɪər, eɪˈmɪər)

n.
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.amir - an independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)amir - 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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He was receiving a visit from the Amir of Afghanistan--a wild king of a very wild country.
The big parade of all the thirty thousand men was held that afternoon, and Vixen and I had a good place close to the Viceroy and the Amir of Afghanistan, with high, big black hat of astrakhan wool and the great diamond star in the center.
Then it came on straight toward the Viceroy and the Amir, and as it got nearer the ground began to shake, like the deck of a steamer when the engines are going fast.
Then I heard an old grizzled, long-haired Central Asian chief, who had come down with the Amir, asking questions of a native officer.
And for that reason," said the native officer, twirling his mustache, "your Amir whom you do not obey must come here and take orders from our Viceroy.
Were I Amir of Afghanistan (and some day we may see him), I would fill thy mouth with gold.
Amir killed the newborn daughter by drowning her in a water tub.
The war option will further complicate the situation," Amir Abdollahian said in Moscow on Tuesday.
He revealed that Amir wants to educate and coach the youngsters and make them aware of not falling into the traps he fell into.
Amir deliberately bowled no-balls against England in the infamous Lord's Test of 2010, with Pakistan team-mates Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif also found guilty of conspiracy to cheat and conspiracy to obtain and accept corrupt payments.
I was ringside with Amir for Manny Pacquiao's fight in Dallas last week and we were talking about Cash.
A report in a leading Indian TV channel in India says sources in the PCB said that Amir had told chairman Butt that he never wanted to be part of this "business" (spot-fixing) but was forced into it by Butt and Asif.