American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A staff officer who helps a commanding officer with administrative affairs.
- n. An assistant.
- n. See marabou.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Helping; assistant. Bullokar (1676).
- n. A helper; an assistant; an aid.
- n. Milit., properly, a regimental staff-officer appointed to assist the commanding officer of a regiment in the discharge of the details of his military duty. The title is also given to officers having similar functions attached to larger or smaller divisions of troops, to garrisons, and to the War Department of the United States government. (See
adjutant-general.) Adjutants are also assigned, as in the British army, to divisions of artillery. Formerly, in England, called aid-major. Often contracted to adjt.
- n. The adjutant-bird (which see).
- n. military A lower-ranking officer who assists a higher-ranking officer with administrative affairs.
- n. An assistant.
- n. zoology A bird in the genus Leptoptilos of the stork family Ciconiidae.
- adj. The noun used as a modifier (e.g. adjutant officer).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A helper; an assistant.
- n. (Mil.) A regimental staff officer, who assists the colonel, or commanding officer of a garrison or regiment, in the details of regimental and garrison duty.
- n. (Zoöl.) A species of very large stork (Ciconia argala), a native of India; -- called also the
gigantic crane, and by the native name argala. It is noted for its serpent-destroying habits.
- n. an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer
- n. large Indian stork with a military gait
- From Latin adiūtō, frequentative of adiuvō ("assist"). First attested in 17th century. Or from Latin adiuvāns, present participle of adiuvō, from iuvō ("help") (Wiktionary)
- From Latin adiūtāns, adiūtant-, present participle of adiūtāre, to help; see aid. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“She thaws a little, listens to us, and even asks questions in a supercilious way: "Why do you call the adjutant 'le juteux'?”
“And then he called the adjutant-general and they whispered together a moment, and then he sent me here.”
“This was said in such a pleasant manner I almost concluded the general had been misrepresented, but how changed his tone when he called his adjutant, who in an instant stood before him.”
“Guard commanders, known as adjutant general, say they have to be prepared 24/7.”
“And I got what was then very experimental, called adjutant chemotherapy.”
“On returning from the review, Kutuzov took the Austrian general into his private room and, calling his adjutant, asked for some papers relating to the condition of the troops on their arrival, and the letters that had come from the Archduke Ferdinand, who was in command of the advanced army.”
“The death of our adjutant was a great loss to the Battalion.”
“On such occasions the adjutant is the most conspicuous figure.”
“I recalled the adjutant and asked him what that entry meant.”
“For reasons of his own, Webb had sent his orderly to the guard-house to say to the officers in question that he would await them at his quarters instead of the little building known as the adjutant's office, in which were the offices of the commander, the record room in which were placed the desks of the sergeant-major and his three clerks, and the sleeping rooms of the special duty soldiers.”
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