general officer
noun Date: 1681 any of the officers in the army, air force, or marine corps above colonel — compare company officer, field officer, flag officer

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  • General officer — Officer Of fi*cer, n. [F. officier. See {Office}, and cf. {Official}, n.] 1. One who holds an office; a person lawfully invested with an office, whether civil, military, or ecclesiastical; as, a church officer; a police officer; a staff officer.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • General officer — General Gen er*al, a. [F. g[ e]n[ e]ral, fr. L. generalis. See {Genus}.] 1. Relating to a genus or kind; pertaining to a whole class or order; as, a general law of animal or vegetable economy. [1913 Webster] 2. Comprehending many species or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • general officer — n. Mil. any officer above a colonel in rank …   English World dictionary

  • General officer — A general officer is an officer of high military rank. The term or equivalent is used by nearly every country in the world. General can be used as a generic term for all grades of general officer, or it can specifically refer to a single rank… …   Wikipedia

  • general officer — /dʒɛnrəl ˈɒfəsə/ (say jenruhl ofuhsuh) noun an officer of or above the rank of brigadier, holding the rank of either major general, lieutenant general, or general, having command of military formations larger than a brigade or having the duties… …   Australian English dictionary

  • general officer — noun officers in the Army or Air Force or Marines above the rank of colonel • Topics: ↑military, ↑armed forces, ↑armed services, ↑military machine, ↑war machine • Hypernyms: ↑commissioned military officer …   Useful english dictionary

  • general officer — Mil. an officer ranking above colonel. [1635 45, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • general officer — gen′eral of′ficer n. mil any military officer ranking above colonel …   From formal English to slang

  • General Officer Commanding — (GOC) is the usual title given in the armies of Commonwealth (and some other) nations to a general officer who holds a command appointment. Thus, a general might be the GOC II Corps or GOC 7th Armoured Division. A general officer heading a… …   Wikipedia

  • General Officer Commanding — (GOC) ist der militärische Titel, den ein General der britischen Armee trägt, der eine Formation befehligt. Ein General, der eine besonders bedeutende Formation kommandiert, wird auch als General Officer Commanding in Chief bezeichnet. Siehe auch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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