a chieftain, prince, commander, or head of state in some Islamic countries.
a title of honor of the descendants of Muhammad.
(initial capital letter) the former title of the ruler of Afghanistan.
a title of certain Turkish officials.
- Also a·meer, e·meer .
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How to use emir in a sentence
He adds: “None of the fighters will dare touch it, if an emir has given permission.”
Also imprisoned with the boys: a Libyan member of ISIS who apparently had gotten into a dispute with the emir.Abducted, Tortured, Indoctrinated: The Tale of a Teen Who Escaped ISIS | Yusuf Sayman | August 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The next day they met a local ISIS official, or emir: a Saudi man who introduced himself as Abu Musa.Abducted, Tortured, Indoctrinated: The Tale of a Teen Who Escaped ISIS | Yusuf Sayman | August 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The emir often receives household heads asking him to let their sons leave ISIS and apparently he often responds positively.
Her name is Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned, and she was until recently the wife of the emir of Qatar.Why You’ve Never Heard of the World’s Best-Dressed Royal | Keli Goff | April 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Splendid was the emir in form and face, with broad shoulders and lordly height and poise.
He had but set eyes on De Valmont and the emir, when he saw his day-dreams vanish in thin air.
While she was staring at the words, Bardas, the serving-man, startled her: "The emir Iftikhar to see the gracious princess."
Only the emir Iftikhar communed darkly with his own heart, and with certain sworn followers of his in the Saracen guard.
I shall become a great emir,—vizier perhaps—no—I will better that; what may not a good sword hope with favoring start?
British Dictionary definitions for emir
an independent ruler or chieftain
a military commander or governor
a descendant of Mohammed
- Also spelt: amir
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