Share this entry

Share this page

adjutant

Saltos de línea: ad¦ju|tant
Pronunciación: /ˈadʒʊt(ə)nt
 
/

Definición de adjutant en inglés:

sustantivo

1A military officer who acts as an administrative assistant to a senior officer: he eventually became adjutant to the commander of the tactical air force
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • About that time Sharman became the regimental adjutant, its commanding officer's principal assistant.
  • General Custer and his adjutant, Colonel Cooke, could be seen, lighting matches and candles in advance, trying to find the trail, which they succeeded in doing in a short time.
  • The battalion adjutant sent me to the C Company command post by Jeep.
1.1A person’s assistant or deputy: Hoare was his adjutant in all the talks with the government
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The subsequent departure in the same direction of his backroom adjutants Jim and Kevin intensified the bad feeling.
  • They are generally millionaires to begin with, and, in any case, they and their adjutants make a seamless transition from places of power to the media, the upper ranks of private enterprise and so forth.
2 (also adjutant stork or adjutant bird) A large black-and-white stork with a massive bill and a bare head and neck, found in India and SE Asia.
  • Genus Leptoptilos, family Ciconiidae: two species
Example sentences
  • The World Conservation Union classifies the greater adjutant stork as a ‘conservation-dependent’ species in great danger of extinction.
  • But the researchers involved are quite hopeful that the simple netting technique will be a first step toward increasing the overall numbers of the greater adjutant stork.
  • The man turned himself in to police in Buritam Province as they searched for him on suspicion he had killed a greater adjutant stork last week.

Origen

early 17th century (in the sense 'assistant, helper'): from Latin adjutant- 'being of service to', from adjutare, frequentative of adjuvare 'assist' (see adjuvant).

Derivados

adjutancy

1
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • Adjutant- John L. Smith of Dallas is promoted to the adjutancy of the brigade.
  • Due to deficiencies in mathematics, he had to spend an extra year at West Point, but his superb military skills gained him the cadet adjutancy his final year.
  • He later transferred to the adjutancy of Virginia's Northern Neck and Eastern Shore with the responsibility of training the Northern District's militiamen.

Definición de adjutant en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día jaunt
Pronunciación: dʒɔːnt
noun
a short excursion or journey made for pleasure