Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of emir.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A high title of nobility or office, used in Arabic countries and in some Turkic states.
  • n. One of the Mohammedan nobility of Afghanistan and Sindh.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as ameer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See ameer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)

Etymologies

Arabic أمِير (amīr), commander, prince. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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