Definition of 'colonel'
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Will the retired army colonel put in an appearance today? The Times Literary Supplement (2012)My father was a colonel in the air force. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In two years he rose from lieutenant colonel to major general. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)He rose as high as a lieutenant colonel. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He ended the war as a lieutenant colonel and went on to be a distinguished diplomat. The Sun (2010)It is written by a retired artillery colonel who is a fervent defender of his old arm of the service. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Now the colonel's regular forces have turned on him across the east of the country. Times, Sunday Times (2011)How should a lieutenant colonel in the Marines address a captain in the navy? Times, Sunday Times (2015)The customs officer was a colonel in the Royal Artillery. CELEBRATING SECOMBE: A Tribute to Sir Harry Secombe (2002)He is the second retired British colonel to be killed in Kenya in the past two weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But a retired colonel said: 'On operational tours dress code is irrelevant. The Sun (2009)Its builder, a lieutenant colonel, had a string of railways to his name. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Five Americans were also killed in the last week, one a lieutenant colonel. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The men, in uniforms of a major and lieutenant colonel, got past security into a compound. The Sun (2006)I saw the lieutenant colonel. BLACK KNIGHTS: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad (2003)
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Translations for 'colonel'
British English: colonel /ˈkɜːnl/ NOUN
A colonel is a senior officer in an army, air force, or the marines.
This particular place was run by an ex-Army colonel.
- American English: colonel
- Arabic: عَقِيد
- Brazilian Portuguese: coronel
- Chinese: 陆军上校
- Croatian: pukovnik
- Czech: plukovník
- Danish: oberst
- Dutch: kolonel
- European Spanish: coronel
- Finnish: eversti
- French: colonel
- German: Oberst
- Greek: συνταγματάρχης
- Italian: colonnello
- Japanese: 大佐
- Korean: 육군 대령
- Norwegian: oberst
- Polish: pułkownik
- European Portuguese: coronel
- Romanian: colonel
- Russian: полковник
- Spanish: coronel
- Swedish: överste
- Thai: พันเอก
- Turkish: albay
- Ukrainian: полковник
- Vietnamese: đại tá
Definition of colonel from the Collins English Dictionary
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