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Definition of "emir" []

  • A prince, chieftain, or governor, especially in the Middle East. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "emir" in a sentence
  • "Dost Muhammad took the title emir al-mu'minin (commander of the faithful) in preparation for his holy war against the Sikhs."
  • "But more importantly, I think you're absolutely correct, is he's trying to sort of stave off any indications that he's sort of a lesser to who he calls the emir in this video, by the way, bin Laden."
  • "The very name, derived from the root ` amir 'or ` emir,' is symbolic of that, and the silver ear is symbolic of the authority of the Lord High Admiral who, whether he exercises that office individually, or whether it is, as it now is and has been for a long time, in Commission, is the representative of the Crown in the Admiralty."