Origin of colonel
Examples from the Web for colonel
Contemporary Examples of colonel
Those who spoke out against it included a fellow Air Force colonel, Lindsay Graham, who also happens to be a U.S. senator.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built
December 12, 2014
A judge there would have wide latitude in sentencing and could send the colonel to prison.
An Army National Guard colonel charged with knowingly exposing a woman to HIV faced his accuser in a military courtroom on Monday.
Being called to duty, the colonel was forced to leave the young girl behind.New York’s Scariest Night Out: The Ghosts, Rats, and Lunatics of ‘Nightmare New York’
October 4, 2014
“All this boosts the morale of the Afghan Taliban,” says the colonel.Kabul Airport Attack Comes as Pakistani Fighters Join Afghan Taliban
July 17, 2014
Historical Examples of colonel
Oh, Colonel, help me to guard against so dreadful a calamity.
"You ought to be able to answer that question better than I," replied the colonel.
"It seems to me a very good arrangement," said the colonel to his wife.
The colonel threw his cloak about his shoulders, and hastened down to the carpenter's.
The doctor, however, went at once into the bedroom, and the colonel followed him.
Word Origin for colonel
1540s, coronell, from Middle French coronel (16c.), modified by dissimilation from Italian colonnella "commander of a column of soldiers at the head of a regiment," from compagna colonella "little column company," from Latin columna "pillar" (see hill). English spelling modified 1580s in learned writing to conform with the Italian form (via translations of Italian military manuals), and pronunciations with "r" and "l" coexisted 17c.-18c., but the earlier pronunciation prevailed. Spanish coronel, from Italian, shows a similar evolution by dissimilation.