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also a·gha  (ä′gə, ăg′ə)
Used as a title for a civil or military leader, especially in the Ottoman Empire.

[Turkish ağa; akin to Old Turkic ağa, older brother, probably from Mongolian aqa.]


(ˈɑːɡə) or


(in the Ottoman Empire) n
1. (Historical Terms) a title of respect, often used with the title of a senior position
2. (Historical Terms) a military commander
[C17: Turkish, literally: lord]


(Cookery) trademark Brit a cooking range and heating system powered by solid fuel, electricity, or gas
[C20: from (Svenskaa) A(ktiebolaget) Ga(sackumulator), the original Swedish manufacturer]


or a•gha

(ˈɑ gə)

(in Turkey and other Muslim countries) a title of honor for a high official, military commander, etc.
[1590–1600; < Turkish ağa lord]


A Turkish word meaning a leader or commander.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aga - title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey)Aga - title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey)
form of address, title of respect, title - an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'; "the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title"
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
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There seems to be no hope for her, when--when the Kislar Aga appears.
They went back aga in to the house, with more flowers strewn at their feet.
He came to be the most cruel renegade I ever saw: his name was Hassan Aga, and he grew very rich and became king of Algiers.
The three-judge panel held that Occlutech and DRABO infringed AGA's patent and granted AGA the right to enforce an order prohibiting the defendants from any manufacture, possession or sale of its infringing products.
Aga said a link-up with Enodis would have "substantial commercial and financial merit" for shareholders in both companies.
Before long I had put in an Aga and it is one of the best things I have done.
The very name has passed into the language -novels with countryside and village setting are referred to as Aga Sagas.
New Delhi [India], Feb 21 ( ANI ): Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini (The Aga Khan IV) here on Wednesday.
The Aga Khan has been a strong advocate for an improved understanding of Islam and for fostering brotherhood within the Ummah, as well as dialogue and cooperation among faith communities through the advancement of education, music and culture.
The Aga Khan's visit to the UAE is part of a series of visits taking place globally in commemoration of 60 years of his Imamat as the spiritual leader of the Shia Esmaili Muslim community.
For starting the political role of the Muslims of British India, the Simla Deputation to Lord Minto, the Viceroy, on October 1, 1906 headed by Sir Aga Khan III did play a pivotal role.
In Islamabad, Aga Khan met with President Mamnoon Hussain at the President's House, where he received by a guard of honour.