American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A prince, chieftain, or governor, especially in the Middle East.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Among Arabs and other Mohammedan peoples. a chief of a family or tribe; a ruling prince. See ameer.
- n. Specifically, a title sometimes given to the descendants of Mohammed.
- n. In Turkey, with a specific designation of office or duty, a head of a department of government; a chief officer.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An Arabian military commander, independent chieftain, or ruler of a province; also, an honorary title given to the descendants of Mohammed, in the line of his daughter Fatima; among the Turks, likewise, a title of dignity, given to certain high officials.
- n. an independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)
- Arabic أَمِير (amīr), commander, prince. (Wiktionary)
- French émir, from Arabic 'amīr, commander, prince, from 'amara, to command; see אmr in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Dost Muhammad took the title emir al-mu'minin (commander of the faithful) in preparation for his holy war against the Sikhs.”
“But more importantly, I think you're absolutely correct, is he's trying to sort of stave off any indications that he's sort of a lesser to who he calls the emir in this video, by the way, bin Laden.”
“The very name, derived from the root ` amir 'or ` emir,' is symbolic of that, and the silver ear is symbolic of the authority of the Lord High Admiral who, whether he exercises that office individually, or whether it is, as it now is and has been for a long time, in Commission, is the representative of the Crown in the Admiralty.”
“Father-of-two Shahjahan - who was referred to as the "emir", or leader, by other members of the terror group - had the highest profile and had given a number of media interviews, the court heard.”
“The city of Annah, or Anatho, 49 the actual residence of an Arabian emir, is composed of two long streets, which enclose, within a natural fortification, a small island in the midst, and two fruitful spots on either side, of the”
“He who was in charge of it, whom they called the emir, immediately prepared to enter into an agreement, and soon accepted our men and their banners in the city.”
“‘Scherirah,’ continued Alroy, ‘this noble emir is your charge.”
“He is now said to be, according to U.S. forces, the so-called emir of Baghdad.”
“He is said to be the so-called emir of Baghdad, the leader of Zarqawi's terrorist operations in Baghdad, said to be a key lieutenant of Zarqawi.”
“And that is the relationship between the emir, which is Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani (ph) and what he has basically said the U.S. government can do.”
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