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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.
Aga does not seem to age at all but, according to her, he wants to age gracefully and doesn't go for 'age-defying scientific stuff.'
The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Resident Diplomatic Representative in Bangladesh Munir M.
These babies have special need and require special care which the multi-disciplinary team Aga Khan University Hospital's NICU is fully equipped for.
According to details, Confucius Institute KU signed the MoU with Aga Khan University for conducting Chinese teaching classes for the first year students of AKU.
The President said this while talking to Hafiz Sherali, President of the Aga Khan Council for Pakistan who called on him to deliver a letter from H.H Prince Karim Aga Khan.
He said this in a meeting with President of the Aga Khan Council for Pakistan Hafiz Sherali who called on him to deliver a letter from Prince Karim Aga Khan.
Said Jaime: "Over the years, I've been telling Aga that if the opportunity arose we would love to have a showroom.
* His Royal Highness Prince Charles and His Highness the Aga Khan discuss the features of the Garden of Life Image Credit: Ashfaq Ahmed, UAE Deputy Editor
Tauheed grabbed four for 11 in threeovers to send Aga Khan Gymkhana crashing to 91 all out n 17.4 overs.