"lieutenant" Definition

  1. n. An officer who supplies the place of a superior in his absence; a representative of, or substitute for, another in the performance of any duty.
  2. n. A commissioned officer in the army, next below a captain.
  3. n. A commissioned officer in the British navy, in rank next below a commander.
  4. n. A commissioned officer in the United States navy, in rank next below a lieutenant commander.

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Position in dictionary: 57207 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n., n.,
Words that start with "lieutenant": 4
Words that end with "lieutenant": 2
Words that contain "lieutenant": 5
Next words in dictionary: lieutenant general, lieutenantry, lieutenantship, lieve, lif
Previous words in dictionary: lieutenancy, lieu, lierne rib, lier, lientery

English Dictionary Definition of lieutenant

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