major general

noun

Definition of major general

: a commissioned officer in the army, air force, or marine corps who ranks above a brigadier general and whose insignia is two stars

Examples of major general in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The colony rewarded Mason, who settled in Windsor, by appointing him major general and giving him control of the Connecticut militia. Edmund H. Mahony, courant.com, 22 Sep. 2021 The two men, who were off-duty at the time, were photographed inside the Capitol in front of a statue of John Stark, a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, 22 July 2021 Instead of just going through a regular rezoning application, landowners in the Desert Rural areas would've also had to apply for a major general plan amendment. Renata Cló, The Arizona Republic, 10 June 2021 Instead of just going through a regular rezoning application, landowners in the Desert Rural areas would've also had to apply for a major general plan amendment. Renata Cló, The Arizona Republic, 10 June 2021 And Villa wanted a promotion to major general, which Carranza refused to give. Washington Post, 2 July 2021 Juneteenth commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the end of slavery by a Union major general in Texas. Peniel E. Joseph, CNN, 16 June 2021 Instead of just going through a regular rezoning application, landowners in the Desert Rural areas would've also had to apply for a major general plan amendment. Renata Cló, The Arizona Republic, 10 June 2021 Collins retired from the Air Force as a major general and left NASA in 1970 and became assistant secretary of state for public affairs. al, 28 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of major general

1633, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for major general

French major général, from major, noun + général, adjective, general

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“Major general.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/major%20general. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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major general

noun

English Language Learners Definition of major general

: a military officer of high rank in the army, air force, or marines

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