from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A commissioned rank in the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps that is above lieutenant colonel and below brigadier general.
- noun One who holds this rank or a similar rank in another military organization.
- noun An honorary nonmilitary title awarded by some states of the United States.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To act as colonel; play the colonel.
- noun The chief commander of a regiment of troops, whether infantry or cavalry, next in rank below that of a general officer—in the United States army, of a brigadier-general.
- noun In angling, the name of an artificial salmon-fly
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Mil.) The chief officer of a regiment; an officer ranking next above a lieutenant colonel and next below a brigadier general.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
commissioned officerin the army, air force, or marine corps. In U.S. military, it ranks abovea lieutenant coloneland belowa brigadier general.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun 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
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Alteration of obsolete coronel, from French, from Old Italian colonello, from diminutive of colonna, column of soldiers, from Latin columna, column; see kel- in Indo-European roots.]
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First attested 1548, from Middle French coronel, from Italian colonnello ("the officer of a small company of soldiers (column) that marched at the head of a regiment"), from compagna colonnella ("little column company"), from Latin columna ("pillar").
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