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Noun1.major-general - a general officer ranking above a brigadier general and below a lieutenant generalmajor-general - a general officer ranking above a brigadier general and below a lieutenant general
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"
general officer - officers in the Army or Air Force or Marines above the rank of colonel


(ˈmeidʒə) adjective
great, or greater, in size, importance etc. major and minor roads; a major discovery.
1. (often abbreviated to Maj. when written) the rank next below lieutenant-colonel.
2. (American) the subject in which you specialize at college or university. a major in physics; Her major is psychology.
(with in) (American) to study a certain subject in which you specialize at college or university. She is majoring in philosophy.
maˈjority (məˈdʒo-) plural maˈjorities noun
1. the greater number. the majority of people.
2. the difference between a greater and a smaller number. The Democratic Party won by/with a majority of six hundred votes.
ˌmajor-ˈgeneral noun
(often abbreviated to Maj.-Gen. when written) in the British army, (a person of) the rank next below lieutenant-general.
the age of majority
legal adulthood (in Britain, eighteen years of age). He has not yet reached the age of majority.
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Half of it should consist of nobles, who should fill all the places up to Major-General, and serve gratis and pay their own expenses; and they would be glad to do this when they should learn that the rest of the regiment would consist exclusively of princes of the blood.
The Major-General and his Lady were taking the waters at Wiesbaden.
Instructions to Captain Bonneville from the Major-General Commanding the Army of the United States.
Stoner, the young widow of Major-General Stoner, of the Bengal Artillery.
But in the Civil War he took the side of Parliament and under Cromwell he rose to the rank of major-general.
HH the Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani yesterday met Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Sheikh Khaled al-Jarrah al-Sabah, Omani Minister for Defence Affairs Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib al-Busaidi, Bahraini Minister for Defence Affairs Major-General Yusuf bin Ahmed bin Hussain al-Jalahma, Saudi Assistant Minister of Defence Mohamed bin Abdullah al-Ayesh, Under-Secretary of the UAE Ministry of Defence Mohamed Ahmed al-Bawardi al-Falasi, GCC Secretary General Dr Abdul Latif bin Rashid al-Zayani, GCC Assistant Secretary-General for Military Affairs Major General Khalifa Humaid al-Kaabi, and Joint Peninsula Shield Forces (JPSF) Commander Major-General Hassan bin Hamza al-Shehri.
Al-Fahad was received at the airport by Major-General Saad Al-Khulaifi, Director General of the Qatari General Security, and Kuwait's Ambassador in Doha Meteb Al-Mutawteh.
The ISPR said the Major Generals promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General include Major-General Sadiq Ali, Umar Durrani, Aamir Riaz and Asim Saleem Bajwa (DG ISPR).
According to Reuters , the proposal targeted commanders on government's side include Major-General Marial Chanuong Yol Mangok, commander of president Salva Kiir's guards unit; sector one commander Lieutenant-General Gabriel Jok Riak; and third division commander Major-General Santino Deng Wol.
29 (BNA): Public Security Chief Major-General Tariq Hassan Al-Hassan has received Northern Governor Ali bin Al-Shaikh Abdulhussain Al-Asfoor and discussed programmes and activities to promote security and safety, in addition to developing services.
for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence, is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Major-General Blaise Cathcart as the Canadian Forces Judge Advocate General (JAG).
Major-General Mohammed Saif Al Zafin, Assistant Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police for Operations, said 622 people will be rewarded for their driving.