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Meaning of ADJUTANT

Pronunciation:  'ajutunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  large Indian stork with a military gait
  2. [n]  an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer

ADJUTANT is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: adjutant bird, adjutant stork, aide, aide-de-camp, Leptoptilus dubius
 See Also: adjutant general, genus Leptoptilus, Leptoptilus, military officer, officer, stork



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ad"ju*tant\, n. [L. adjutans, p. pr. of adjutare to
help. See {Aid}.]
1. A helper; an assistant.

2. (Mil.) A regimental staff officer, who assists the
   colonel, or commanding officer of a garrison or regiment,
   in the details of regimental and garrison duty.

{Adjutant general}
   (a) (Mil.), the principal staff officer of an army,
       through whom the commanding general receives
       communications and issues military orders. In the U.
       S. army he is brigadier general.
   (b) (Among the Jesuits), one of a select number of
       fathers, who resided with the general of the order,
       each of whom had a province or country assigned to his

3. (Zo["o]l.) A species of very large stork ({Ciconia
   argala}), a native of India; -- called also the {gigantic
   crane}, and by the native name {argala}. It is noted for
   its serpent-destroying habits.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acolyte, agent, aid, aide, aide-de-camp, aider, assistant, attendant, auxiliary, best man, coadjutant, coadjutor, coadjutress, coadjutrix, deputy, executive officer, help, helper, helpmate, helpmeet, lieutenant, paranymph, paraprofessional, second, servant, sideman, supporting actor, supporting instrumentalist