Ameer



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a chieftain, prince, commander, or head of state in some Islamic countries.
a title of honor of the descendants of Muhammad.
(initial capital letter) the former title of the ruler of Afghanistan.
a title of certain Turkish officials.
Contemporary Examples

Another audience member asked whether Levari thought ameer would regret his decision, as his uncle had.
“Ameer Got His Gun”: Not Challenging Any Narratives Briggette Sayegh November 18, 2012

I interview an Iraqi, ameer, from Baghdad, who worked at the American Embassy and now lives in the U.S.
Iraq War 10th Anniversary: The Iraqi Highway Patrolman John Kael Weston March 19, 2013

ameer laughs at this, but I did not see the humor in such hateful, odious speech.
“Ameer Got His Gun”: Not Challenging Any Narratives Briggette Sayegh November 18, 2012

I interview an Iraqi, ameer, from Baghdad who worked at the American Embassy and now lives in the U.S.
Iraq War 10th Anniversary: What Does Fiasco Mean? John Kael Weston March 17, 2013

In the film, Levari follows 18-year old ameer through his difficult journey of enlisting in the IDF.
“Ameer Got His Gun”: Not Challenging Any Narratives Briggette Sayegh November 18, 2012

Historical Examples

Also that the commander of the piratical squadron, ameer Ibrahim, should be delivered up for punishment.
The Pirates Own Book Charles Ellms

Went on my own responsibility to see the ameer of Afghanistan.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, December 31, 1892 Various

Great was the consternation at the Court of the ameer when our Vakeel unfolded the message with which he was charged.
The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, December 1879 Various

This was just what ameer Ali wanted, and he agreed to do whatever the king might wish.
The Olive Fairy Book Various

The ameer and his party were more than a days journey in advance of his pursuers.
History of the War in Afghanistan, Vol. I (of 3) Sir John William Kaye

noun
a variant spelling of emir
(formerly) the ruler of Afghanistan; amir
noun (in the Islamic world)
an independent ruler or chieftain
a military commander or governor
a descendant of Mohammed
n.

1590s, from Arabic amir “commander” (see admiral).

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