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 (ə-mîr′, ā-mîr′)
Variant of emir.


1. (Islam) a variant spelling of emir
2. (Historical Terms) (formerly) the ruler of Afghanistan; ameer
[C19: from Arabic, variant of emir]
aˈmirate n


(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.amir - an independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)amir - 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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He was receiving a visit from the Amir of Afghanistan--a wild king of a very wild country.
The big parade of all the thirty thousand men was held that afternoon, and Vixen and I had a good place close to the Viceroy and the Amir of Afghanistan, with high, big black hat of astrakhan wool and the great diamond star in the center.
Then it came on straight toward the Viceroy and the Amir, and as it got nearer the ground began to shake, like the deck of a steamer when the engines are going fast.
Then I heard an old grizzled, long-haired Central Asian chief, who had come down with the Amir, asking questions of a native officer.
And for that reason," said the native officer, twirling his mustache, "your Amir whom you do not obey must come here and take orders from our Viceroy.
Were I Amir of Afghanistan (and some day we may see him), I would fill thy mouth with gold.
They started talking on BBM again - and Natalie claims Amir asked to meet up with her in January this year at the same hotel they had slept together in before.
Amir Hekmati, an Arizonaborn ex-Marine, was arrested last August while on his first trip ever to Iran.
Amir also committed that he would abide by these rules and any others formulated in this regard," the statement said.
I was ringside with Amir for Manny Pacquiao's fight in Dallas last week and we were talking about Cash.
He said: "Kevin is a good fighter but with all due respect to him Amir is better.
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