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1. (Islam) a variant spelling of emir
2. (Historical Terms) (formerly) the ruler of Afghanistan; amir


(əˈmɪər, eɪˈmɪər)

1. a prince, commander, or head of state in some Islamic countries.
2. a title of honor of the descendants of Muhammad.
3. (cap.) the former title of the ruler of Afghanistan.
4. a title of certain Turkish officials.
[1615–25; < Arabic amīr commander]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ameer - an independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)ameer - an independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)
Arabia, Arabian Peninsula - a peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; strategically important for its oil resources
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
ruler, swayer - a person who rules or commands; "swayer of the universe"
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Talking about the company's work plan over the next stage, Al Ameer said: "The company's current and future policy aims to make progress on various levels in order to protect and maintain the company's assets and its investments, including the possible exit of certain investments, setting aside provisions as this is one of our highest priorities.
40pm BST) GODOLPHIN'S Ameer, quoted in ante-post lists for next year's Derby, steps into Group company in France today in the race won 12 months ago by subsequent Classic winner Silver Frost, writes Desmond Stoneham.
Summary: Iraqi gunmen warned Ameer they would kill him for working with the United States military.
The missing children are Elaine Hack, 8, and Ameer Hack, 4.
Ghost Songs is the love story of Salma (daughter of a Palestinian mother and a truant American father) and Ameer (son of a wealthy Palestinian father and a Damascene mother).
PESHAWAR -- Ameer Jamat-e-Islami, Sirajul Haq Thursday announced names of new Ameers for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan.
SAKHAKOT -- Jamat-e-Islami Malakand division Ameer Mullana Jammludin has demanded compensation from the government for the heires of died persons in the Katalang traffic accident at rural area of Pali here on Saturday.
Islamabad -- The senior leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have expressed concern over the negative attitude of PTI leader and provincial minister for Finance, Ali Ameer Gandapur during the Khyber Paktunkhwa (KP) local body polls.
Majdal Shams- PNN Exclusive -Victoria Delacroix- Ameer Jabal was born and grew up in the town of Majdal Shams, in the Golan Heights.
Ameer Fraidoon and Ahlam Al Mutawa, both aged 16, had gone through six months of vigorous examinations and interviews to win year-long scholarships through the US State Department's Youth and Exchange Student programme (YES).
Abdul-Hafiz Ameer said the relief efforts for Kosovars have taken precedence in his and his colleagues' lives.
PESHAWAR -- Advisor to Prime Minister and Central Leader of PML-N Engineer Ameer Muqam has expressed grief sorrow over the loss of lives and massive destruction due to recent torrential rains and floodwater in Chitral.