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Definition of Lieutenant


  1. An officer who supplies the place of a superior in his absence; a representative of, or substitute for, another in the performance of any duty.
  2. A commissioned officer in the army, next below a captain.
  3. A commissioned officer in the British navy, in rank next below a commander.
  4. A commissioned officer in the United States navy, in rank next below a lieutenant commander.

Lieutenant Quotations

I served in all commissioned ranks from a second Lieutenant to a Major General. And during that time, I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism.
Smedley Butler

I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General.
Smedley Butler

The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

I have in hands, now, specimens of bottom from t he Gulf Stream, obtained by Lieutenant Craven, and I can say that they are among the most interesting that I have ever seen.
Edward Forbes

I would pretend to be the French lieutenant's woman. I was always a romantic. I still am, actually.
Helena Bonham Carter
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Lieutenant Translations

lieutenant in Dutch is luitenant
lieutenant in French is lieutenant
lieutenant in Portuguese is tenente
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