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Meaning of COLONEL

Pronunciation:  'kurnl

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines who ranks above a lieutenant colonel and below a brigadier general

COLONEL is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: commissioned military officer, lieutenant colonel, light colonel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Colo"nel\, n. [F. colonel, It. colonello, prop., the
chief or commander of a column, fr. colonna column, L.
columna. See {Column}.] (Mil.)
The chief officer of a regiment; an officer ranking next
above a lieutenant colonel and next below a brigadier

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ADC, aide, aide-de-camp, brigadier, brigadier general, captain, chicken colonel, chief of staff, CO, commandant, commander, commander in chief, commanding officer, commissioned officer, company officer, exec, executive officer, field marshal, field officer, first lieutenant, five-star general, four-star general, general, general officer, generalissimo, jemadar, junior officer, lieutenant, lieutenant colonel, lieutenant general, major, major general, marechal, marshal, OD, officer, one-star general, orderly officer, risaldar, senior officer, shavetail, sirdar, staff officer, subahdar, subaltern, sublieutenant, the brass, the Old Man, three-star general, top brass, two-star general