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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A commissioned military officer in the United States Army, Air Force or Marines who ranks below a brigadier general.

Usage examples (37)
  • The colonel was used to giving orders to the troops in the field.
  • He was given the title colonel to impress Titusville residents.
  • I'm guessing the colonel is a fan of Sergio Leone films.
  • "I've come from Gritsky's" (that was what they called the colonel); "they're expecting you." for more
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  • The officers nicknamed the "colonel" (military rank between lieutenant colonel and brigadier general) "kernel" (part of an ear of corn) for his penchant to eat corn at every meal.
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