from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The rank, office, or tenure of a general.
- n. Leadership or skill in the conduct of a war.
- n. Skillful management or leadership.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a ship not chartered or let to particular parties.
- n. The office of a general; the exercise of the functions of a general; -- sometimes, with the possessive pronoun, the personality of a general.
- n. Military skill in a general officer or commander.
- n. Fig.: Leadership; management.
- n. See under General.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office of a general.
- n. The management of an army; the military skill or conduct of a commander.
- n. Hence Management or tactics generally.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the office and authority of a general
- n. the leadership ability of a military general
"For which I think him," Balastro, as if the generalship were his.
Bothwell had never lost a battle, and his generalship was the foremost in the land.
Now, in these years of changing fortune, when the King himself experienced such bitter vicissitudes of the fortune of war, his generalship was the astonishment of all the armies of Europe.
What mainly was wrong with our generalship was the system which put the High Command into the hands of a group of men belonging to the old school of war, unable, by reason of their age and traditions, to get away from rigid methods and to become elastic in face of new conditions.
The period of his generalship was the most notable in the history of the Society for the men it produced, and the work it accomplished.
Patty looked at her with a wondering admiration, for she always admired capability, and Mrs. Allen was exhibiting what might almost be called generalship in her house that day.
You would have said, indeed, at the first glance, that it rejected the idea of generalship _in toto_.
"He has that capacity to recognise when is the moment you are going to take a risk like that, and that is something called generalship."
He has that capacity to recognise when is the moment you are going to take a risk like that, and that is something called generalship.
Educators, and I include myself, for I have spent many years as an adjunct professor at various institutions, are far less certain how to teach "generalship" than we are of how to teach the laws of thermodynamics.