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.
“He had a history with all these groups,” one friend, amir Taky, says.
Activist Arrested Over ‘Innocence’ Allegations Mike Giglio September 14, 2012
After another former general led Labor to defeat in 2003, the party selected trade unionist amir Peretz before the 2006 elections.
Generals Out, Journalists In As Center-Left Leaders Geoffrey Levin January 3, 2013
Filmmaker amir Ramses documents a vanishing community in a once-vibrant, multicultural society.
The Last Jews of Egypt Alastair Beach March 27, 2013
As deputy to bin Laden, Zawahiri should take on the title of amir of al Qaeda.
The Al Qaeda-Iran Connection Bruce Riedel May 28, 2011
amir Mizroch called it “a battle of historic significance.”
Who Got What In Israel’s Coalition Brent E. Sasley March 13, 2013
Even when the ground is covered with snow they stand with bare feet, waiting for hours till the amir appears.
Far Off Favell Lee Mortimer
These chambers are used by the amir as store-houses for grain.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 Various
Dost thou remember that song at the sheep-roasting in the Pindi camp among the Uzbegs of the amir?
Soldiers Three Rudyard Kipling
This name is apparently a distortion of the Arabic amir Abdullah.
The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio Giovanni Boccaccio
amir thereupon stopped his letters, and for a long time he was in imminent danger, as he had only an escort of eight Sikhs.
Through Three Campaigns G. A. Henty
a variant spelling of emir
(formerly) the ruler of Afghanistan; ameer
noun (in the Islamic world)
an independent ruler or chieftain
a military commander or governor
a descendant of Mohammed
1610s; the same word as emir (q.v.), but generally used of contemporary Indian or Afghan rulers as opposed to historical ones.
1590s, from Arabic amir “commander” (see admiral).
. Historical Examples After the break up of the empire of Rum, Konia became a secondary city of the amirate of Karamania and in part fell to ruin. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8 Various
Kingsley, 1922–95, English novelist. a friend, especially a male friend. a boyfriend or male lover. Contemporary Examples And, to be fair, his critics might have a point that Amis the author can be tricky to separate from the characters in his books. England’s Punching Bag: Martin Amis Olivia Cole February 12, 2010 Amis was a […]
of or relating to any of the strict Mennonite groups, chiefly in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Canada, descended from the followers of Jakob Ammann, a Swiss Mennonite bishop of the 17th century. the Amish people. Contemporary Examples [The Amish] are completely cut off from the outside world. McCain’s Last Hope: The Amish Vote Benjamin Sarlin […]
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Kingsley, 1922–95, English novelist. Contemporary Examples LUCKY JIM By kingsley amis kingsley amis’s first and best novel, and one of the founding books of the genre. Must-Read College Novels: From “Lucky Jim” to “Pnin” Sam Munson August 12, 2012 The first faux-Fleming assignments went to writers such as kingsley amis (writing as “Robert Markham”) and […]