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Noun1.major-general - a general officer ranking above a brigadier general and below a lieutenant generalmajor-general - a general officer ranking above a brigadier general and below a lieutenant general
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
general officer - officers in the Army or Air Force or Marines above the rank of colonel


(ˈmeidʒə) adjective
great, or greater, in size, importance etc. major and minor roads; a major discovery.
1. (often abbreviated to Maj. when written) the rank next below lieutenant-colonel.
2. (American) the subject in which you specialize at college or university. a major in physics; Her major is psychology.
(with in) (American) to study a certain subject in which you specialize at college or university. She is majoring in philosophy.
maˈjority (məˈdʒo-) plural maˈjorities noun
1. the greater number. the majority of people.
2. the difference between a greater and a smaller number. The Democratic Party won by/with a majority of six hundred votes.
ˌmajor-ˈgeneral noun
(often abbreviated to Maj.-Gen. when written) in the British army, (a person of) the rank next below lieutenant-general.
the age of majority
legal adulthood (in Britain, eighteen years of age). He has not yet reached the age of majority.
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After much disputing and arguing, Major-General Grekov with two Cossack regiments decided to go with the Polish sergeant.
Instructions to Captain Bonneville from the Major-General Commanding the Army of the United States.
The Major-General and his Lady were taking the waters at Wiesbaden.
But in the Civil War he took the side of Parliament and under Cromwell he rose to the rank of major-general.
Half of it should consist of nobles, who should fill all the places up to Major-General, and serve gratis and pay their own expenses; and they would be glad to do this when they should learn that the rest of the regiment would consist exclusively of princes of the blood.
The meeting was attended by BDF General Command's Court Director Major-General Hassan Mohammed Saad, Inspector-General Major General Abdullah Hassan al Nuaimi, Assistant Chief of Staff for Human Resources Major General Sheikh Ali bin Rashid al Khalifa.
Major-General Hassan Mohammed Saad the Director of the BDF General Command Headquarters; Naval Major-General Yousef Ahmed Mal-Allah the Assistant Chief of Staff for Logistics & Supplies; Naval Major-General Mohammed Hashim Al Sada the Director of Military Cooperation; and, Bahrain Royal Navy Force (BRNF) Acting Commander Commodore Mohammed Yousef Al Asam, were also present during the meeting.
Major-General Christian Drouin today assumed command of 1 Canadian Air Division (1 CAD) from Major-General David Wheeler at a ceremony held at 17 Wing Winnipeg, Manitoba.
NNA - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano today paid farewell visits to a number of senior Lebanese officials including the Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament, Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Tammam Salam, in the capital Beirut.
HH the Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani yesterday met Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Sheikh Khaled al-Jarrah al-Sabah, Omani Minister for Defence Affairs Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib al-Busaidi, Bahraini Minister for Defence Affairs Major-General Yusuf bin Ahmed bin Hussain al-Jalahma, Saudi Assistant Minister of Defence Mohamed bin Abdullah al-Ayesh, Under-Secretary of the UAE Ministry of Defence Mohamed Ahmed al-Bawardi al-Falasi, GCC Secretary General Dr Abdul Latif bin Rashid al-Zayani, GCC Assistant Secretary-General for Military Affairs Major General Khalifa Humaid al-Kaabi, and Joint Peninsula Shield Forces (JPSF) Commander Major-General Hassan bin Hamza al-Shehri.
Al-Fahad was received at the airport by Major-General Saad Al-Khulaifi, Director General of the Qatari General Security, and Kuwait's Ambassador in Doha Meteb Al-Mutawteh.
The ISPR said the Major Generals promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General include Major-General Sadiq Ali, Umar Durrani, Aamir Riaz and Asim Saleem Bajwa (DG ISPR).