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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.]
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(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]
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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]
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A Turkish word meaning a leader or commander.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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.
Now Jaime, 41, and husband Dale, 42, who live at Southowram, have secured a contract to sell the iconic Aga range of cookers along with Aga cookware and textiles.
John Wray Country Stoves specialises in the sale of reconditioned Aga range cookers.
"We have brand recognition in the US and a number of dealers who have Agas in their showrooms but it was always seen as a complicated product because it needed to be built in your home and someone had to come and maintain it.
Kitchen equipment group Aga Foodservice yesterday posted a 5% rise in half-year profits boosted by strong sales of its Rangemaster cookers.
Because Loyd's company sells growing numbers of reconditioned Agas to customers throughout the UK and further afield, he is always on the look out for second-hand cookers he can buy and revamp.
Agas saw its operating margin shrink from as high as 16% to around 8% or 9%, the margin the hypermarkets live on, says Alcaino.
HELP is at hand for householders who take pride in their iconic Aga cookers.
An Aga can be a positive asset to any country property, but a brand new one can be an expensive investment.