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lieu·ten·ant

 (lo͞o-tĕn′ənt)
n.
1.
a. A commissioned rank in the US Navy or Coast Guard that is above lieutenant junior grade and below lieutenant commander.
b. A first lieutenant.
c. A second lieutenant.
d. One who holds the rank of lieutenant, first lieutenant, or second lieutenant.
2. (lĕf-tĕn′ənt) A commissioned officer in the British and Canadian navies ranking just below a lieutenant commander.
3. An officer in a police or fire department ranking below a captain.
4. One who acts in place of or represents a superior; an assistant or deputy: the organized crime figure and his lieutenants.

[Middle English, deputy, from Old French : lieu, place; see lieu + tenant, present participle of tenir, to hold (from Latin tenēre; see ten- in Indo-European roots).]

lieu·ten′an·cy n.

lieutenant

(lɛfˈtɛnənt; US luːˈtɛnənt)
n
1. (Military) a military officer holding commissioned rank immediately junior to a captain
2. (Nautical Terms) a naval officer holding commissioned rank immediately junior to a lieutenant commander
3. (Professions) US an officer in a police or fire department ranking immediately junior to a captain
4. (Professions) a person who holds an office in subordination to or in place of a superior
[C14: from Old French, literally: place-holding]
lieuˈtenancy n

lieu•ten•ant

(luˈtɛn ənt; in Brit. use, except in the navy, lɛfˈtɛn ənt)

n.
2. a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard ranking above a lieutenant junior grade.
3. a person who holds an office, civil or military, in subordination to a superior for whom he or she acts.
[1325–75; Middle English < Middle French, n. use of adj. phrase lieu tenant place-holding]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lieutenant - a commissioned military officerlieutenant - a commissioned military officer  
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
commissioned military officer - a commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marine Corps
1st lieutenant, first lieutenant - a commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marines ranking above a 2nd lieutenant and below a captain
2nd lieutenant, second lieutenant - a commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marine Corps holding the lowest rank
sublieutenant - an officer ranking next below a lieutenant
2.lieutenant - an officer in a police forcelieutenant - an officer in a police force  
law officer, lawman, peace officer - an officer of the law
3.lieutenant - an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
assistant, helper, help, supporter - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
second-in-command - someone who relieves a commander
vicar-general - (Roman Catholic Church) an administrative deputy who assists a bishop
vice-regent - a regent's deputy
4.lieutenant - 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
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
commissioned naval officer - a commissioned officer in the navy

lieutenant

noun
A person who holds a position auxiliary to another and assumes some of the superior's responsibilities:
Translations
رائِد بَحْريليفتِنانت: رُتْبَه عَسْكَرِيَّهمُلَازِمُ أَوَل
nadporučíkporučík
løjtnant
leitnant
luutnantti
poručnik
lautinantlautinantstaîa
中尉
중위
legatus
jaunesnysis leitenantasleitenantas
leitnants
nadporučíkporučík
poročnik
löjtnant
นายร้อยโท
trung úy

lieutenant

[lefˈtenənt] (US) [luːˈtenənt]
A. N (Mil) → teniente mf (Naut) → teniente mf de navío; (= deputy) → lugarteniente mf
B. CPD lieutenant colonel Nteniente mf coronel
lieutenant commander Ncapitán/ana m/f de corbeta
lieutenant general N (Mil) → teniente mf general

lieutenant

[lɛfˈtɛnənt] nlieutenant mlieutenant-colonel [lɛfˌtɛnəntˈkɜːrnəl] nlieutenant-colonel m

lieutenant

[, (US)]
n
Leutnant m; (Brit) → Oberleutnant m; first lieutenant (US) → Oberleutnant m; second lieutenantLeutnant m
(= governor)Statthalter(in) m(f), → Gouverneur(in) m(f)

lieutenant

:
lieutenant colonel
lieutenant commander
lieutenant general
n (Brit) → Generalleutnant m
lieutenant governor
n (US) → Vizegouverneur(in) m(f)

lieutenant

[lɛfˈtɛnənt, ɒm luːˈtɛnənt] n (Mil) → tenente m (Naut) → tenente m di vascello

lieutenant

(ləfˈtenənt) (Americn) (luː-) noun
(often abbreviated to Lt., ~Lieut. , when written).
1. in the army, the rank next below captain.
2. in the navy, the rank next below lieutenant-commander.

lieutenant

مُلَازِمُ أَوَل nadporučík løjtnant Leutnant υπολοχαγός teniente luutnantti lieutenant poručnik tenente 中尉 중위 luitenant løytnant porucznik tenente лейтенант löjtnant นายร้อยโท teğmen trung úy 陆军中尉
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