second lieutenant

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second lieutenant

n.
1. The lowest commissioned rank in the US Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps.
2. One who holds this rank.

second lieutenant

n
(Military) an officer holding the lowest commissioned rank in the armed forces of certain nations

sec′ond lieuten′ant


n.
an officer in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marines of the lowest commissioned rank. Compare ensign (def. 4).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.second lieutenant - a commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marine Corps holding the lowest ranksecond lieutenant - a commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marine Corps holding the lowest rank
lieutenant - a commissioned military officer
Translations
مُلازِم ثانٍ
podporučík
sekondløjtnant
undirlautinant

second1

(ˈsekənd) adjective
1. next after, or following, the first in time, place etc. February is the second month of the year; She finished the race in second place.
2. additional or extra. a second house in the country.
3. lesser in importance, quality etc. She's a member of the school's second swimming team.
adverb
next after the first. He came second in the race.
noun
1. a second person, thing etc. You're the second to arrive.
2. a person who supports and helps a person who is fighting in a boxing match etc.
verb
to agree with (something said by a previous speaker), especially to do so formally. He proposed the motion and I seconded it.
ˈsecondary adjective
1. coming after, and at a more advanced level than, primary. secondary education.
2. lesser in importance. a matter of secondary importance.
nounplural ˈsecondaries
a secondary school.
ˈseconder noun
a person who seconds.
ˈsecondly adverb
in the second place. I have two reasons for not buying the house – firstly, it's too big, and secondly it's too far from town.
secondary colours
colours got by mixing primary colours. Orange and purple are secondary colours.
secondary school
a school where subjects are taught at a more advanced level than at primary school.
ˌsecond-ˈbest noun, adjective
next after the best; not the best. She wore her second-best hat; I want your best work – your second-best is not good enough.
ˌsecond-ˈclass adjective
1. of or in the class next after or below the first; not of the very best quality. a second-class restaurant; He gained a second-class honours degree in French.
2. (for) travelling in a part of a train etc that is not as comfortable or luxurious as some other part. a second-class passenger; His ticket is second-class; (also adverb) I'll be travelling second-class.
ˌsecond-ˈhand adjective
previously used by someone else. second-hand clothes.
second lieutenant
a person of the rank below lieutenant. Second Lieutenant Jones.
ˌsecond-ˈrate adjective
inferior. The play was pretty second-rate.
second sight
the power of seeing into the future or into other mysteries. They asked a woman with second sight where the dead body was.
second thoughts
a change of opinion, decision etc. I'm having second thoughts about selling the piano.
at second hand
through or from another person. I heard the news at second hand.
come off second best
to be the loser in a struggle. That cat always comes off second best in a fight.
every second week/month etc
(on or during) alternate weeks, months etc. He comes in every second day.
second to none
better than every other of the same type. As a portrait painter, he is second to none.
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Thomas Grimke Rhett, South Carolina, West Point graduate launched his military career as 2d lieutenant of weaponry, Washington DC.
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Born in New Orleans, Louisiana (May 1, 1896), graduated from West Point (1917), and was commissioned a 2d lieutenant in the 22d Infantry; promoted captain (1919), he served in U.