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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lieutenant general(noun)

    a general officer ranking above a major general and below a full general


  1. Lieutenant General(Noun)

    A commissioned officer in the British Army or Royal Marines or the United States Army, Marine Corps or Air Force, ranked above a major general and below a general.

  2. Lieutenant General(Noun)

    A similar rank in the armed forces of some other countries.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lieutenant general

    an army officer in rank next below a general and next above a major general


  1. Lieutenant general

    Lieutenant General is a military rank used in many countries. The rank traces its origins to the Middle Ages where the title of lieutenant general was held by the second in command on the battlefield, who was normally subordinate to a captain general. In modern armies, lieutenant general normally ranks immediately below general and above major general; it is equivalent to the navy rank of vice admiral, and in air forces with a separate rank structure, it is equivalent to air marshal. A lieutenant general heads up an army corps, made up of typically three army divisions, and consisting of around 60,000 soldiers. The term major general is a shortened version of the previous term sergeant major general, which was also subordinate to lieutenant general. This is why a lieutenant general outranks a major general, whereas a major is senior to a lieutenant. In many countries, the rank of corps general has replaced the earlier rank of lieutenant general.. However, for convenience, this is often translated into English as lieutenant general.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. lieutenant general

    The second rank among general officers, and next below that of general. The normal command of a lieutenant-general is that of a division, but he is sometimes intrusted with the command of an entire army.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lieutenant general in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lieutenant general in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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