What does emir mean?

Definitions for emir
əˈmɪər, eɪˈmɪəremir

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. emir, amir, emeer, ameernoun

    an independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)


  1. emirnoun

    a prince, commander or other leader or ruler in an Islamic nation.

  2. Etymology: (amīr), commander, prince.


  1. emir

    The European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) is an EU regulation aimed at reducing systemic counterparty and operational risk and thereby prevent future financial system collapses. Its focus is regulation of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories. It provides steer on reporting of derivative contracts, implementation of risk management standards and common rules for central counterparties and trade repositories. The regulation was initially adopted in 2012 and an amended version, the EMIR Refit regulation, was later on adopted in 2019.


  1. emir

    An emir is a title of high office, often translating to "prince," "commander," or "leader," used in a variety of contexts in the Muslim world. In modern times, it is most commonly used to denote a political leader or ruler of a state, region or community in some Muslim-majority countries. Traditionally, it is also used for military commanders and leaders in Islamic societies. The word is derived from the Arabic term "amir," meaning "commander."

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emirnoun

    alt. of Emeer


  1. Emir

    Emir is a title of high office, used throughout the Muslim world. Emirs are usually considered high-ranking Sheikhs, but in monarchic states, the term is also used for Princes, with "Emirate" being analogous to a sovereign principality. While Emir is a common transliteration in English and other languages, the form Amir is found for numerous compounds and names. Transliteration differs depending on the sources consulted.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Emir

    em-ēr′, or ē′mir, n. a title given in the East and in the north of Africa to all independent chieftains, and also to all the supposed descendants of Mohammed through his daughter Fatima.—n. Em′irate, the office of an emir. [Ar. amīr, ruler.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Emir

    a title bestowed on the descendants of Mahomet's daughter Fatima, the word denoting a "prince" or "ruler"; has lost this its primary meaning; the emirs, of whom there are large numbers in Turkey, enjoying no privileges save the sole right to wear a green turban, the supposed favourite colour of Mahomet, though they hold a high social position; the title is also given to chieftains of N. Africa.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. emir

    An Arabic word, equivalent to “ruler,” is a title given to all independent chieftains, and also to all the actual or supposed descendants of Mohammed through his daughter Fatima. In former times, the title of Emir was borne by the leaders in the religious wars of the Mohammedans, and by several ruling families.

Suggested Resources

  1. EMIR

    What does EMIR stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the EMIR acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

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Anagrams for emir »

  1. Meri

  2. mire

  3. rime

  4. riem

  5. imer

  6. reim

  7. remi

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emir in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emir in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of emir in a Sentence

  1. Ricardo Teixeira:

    I got nothing, absolutely nothing, the Emir didn't give me a watch, he didn't give me an ice lolly, he didn't give me anything.

  2. Paris Prosecutor Franois Molins:

    He added that he was responding to a statement from the emir urging: ‘Kill infidels in their homes, with their families,’.

  3. Rear Admiral John Kirby:

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel believes that the risk has been substantially mitigated through the assurances that we received through the Emir of Qatar, i would remind you that these are assurances that the emir personally gave to the President of the United States. I'm not going to go into every detail on these assurances, but -- but the secretary is comfortable that the risk is mitigated through these assurances.

  4. Bahrun Naim:

    I move around, depending on where our emir orders us to go. It's good here in Syria. There's electricity, accommodation, water and it's free. The services provided by them are good, cheaper than in Indonesia.

  5. President Nicolas Maduro:

    I spoke today with King Salman of Saudi Arabia. In the coming hours, I will speak to the Emir of Qatar. I sent a communique to President Vladimir Putin (of Russia). I'm going to speak too with President Rouhani from Iran. I'm in touch with President Correa (of Ecuador), members of OPEC and non-OPEC (countries).

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