Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

lieutenant general

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun U.S. Military.
  1. a commissioned officer ranking next below a general and next above a major general.
Show More

Origin of lieutenant general

First recorded in 1480–90
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for lieutenant general

Historical Examples

  • If he be a soldier, he is sure to scribble his name with 'lieutenant-general' before it.

    Tony Butler

    Charles James Lever

  • I 'd rather put a ball in that fellow than be a Lieutenant-General.

    Barrington

    Charles James Lever

  • Can't you see that everybody hasn't a Lieutenant-General for a father?

    Barrington

    Charles James Lever

  • He here acted again as Lieutenant-General, and commanded the siege.

  • Then you can have a peerage, and become a duke and lieutenant-general.

    The Queen's Necklace

    Alexandre Dumas pre


British Dictionary definitions for lieutenant general

lieutenant general

noun
  1. an officer holding commissioned rank in certain armies, air forces, and marine corps immediately junior to a general
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012